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Care Workers and Home Carers

Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of children, the elderly, the infirm and others with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

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About this Career

£16,778

Average salary

New workers start around £5,918.53. Normal pay is £16,778 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,833.98.

272

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc..
  • Monitors service users’ conditions by taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and contributes to record keeping.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Assists with service users’ overall comfort and wellbeing.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

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Active Listening
70
Critical Thinking
70
Learning Strategies
68
Monitoring
67
Reading Comprehension
64
Active Learning
64
Writing
63
Speaking
62
Mathematics
28
Science
22

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Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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