Senior care worker
- Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
- Monitors service users.
- 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.
- Generally assists with service users.
- Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, assists with feeding if required.
- Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
- Responds to emergencies and provides guidance and support to care workers.
- Takes responsibility for the shift and for the service while on duty.
- Routinely oversees and monitors care workers and home carers.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 18% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for senior care worker is £18,824
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,694. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for senior care worker roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £18,824 per year. That is about £1,569 per month or £9.65 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,475, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,915
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,694 people are employed in the region.