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Senior Care Workers

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.

£20,401

Median Salary

New workers start around £17,315. Normal pay is £20,401 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,583.

Daily 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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