Senior care worker

Senior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Tasks

  • 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

£18,824

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for senior care worker is £18,824

2,683 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,683. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

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, 2,683 people are employed in the region.

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