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Sonic Career Series. Becoming a carer Chapter 4: FAQs

Sonic Career Series. Becoming a carer Chapter 4: FAQs

Welcome to chapter 4 of the Becoming a carer series: FAQs.

THANK YOU all for your interest in our care worker vacancies. Today’s chapter will be answering all your questions!

👉How much do care workers get paid?

The average salary for UK care workers is £19,399 or an average hourly rate of £8.49/hour.

👉What training or qualifications will I gain?

Different care companies provide different training and qualifications. You might expect to gain the following training:

  • Qualification in Health & Social Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, diversity & human rights
  • Manual handling
  • Food hygiene / Food safety awareness

👉Do I need experience?

Most care worker jobs don’t look for any experience. Instead, they look for people who are kind, caring, compassionate and reliable.

👉Do I need a driving licence?

It depends if you’re working for a care home with residents, or if you’re doing home visits. If you’re doing home visits, you’ll need a driving licence and vehicle. The care company will pay for your mileage.

👉What sort of personal care would I need to do?

Personal care might involve helping people with toileting, washing, intimate care, or getting dressed.

👉What hours do care workers work?

The great thing about care work is that most companies let you decide the hours and days you work. You could decide to start as early as 6am helping people to get out of bed, or perhaps you’ll want to work as late as 10pm helping people to get ready for bed.

Ready to start your career in care? Run a search in the SonicJobs app today to view our care worker vacancies near you. Your new career is 1 tap away 📲💫

See you guys in the next course!

Julie 💜

6 comments

Katelyn Katelyn6 months ago

I’m 16, recently my grandad passed away that I cared for. Now that everything’s open again I want to get myself into a career. K x

Jason89 Jason898 months ago

Life in the lock was Cool For a little while But I have gotten tired of Doing the Same thing Day after Day And that's why I wan to do to help the community in my area were I live..

ajax ajax9 months ago

Thanks i need job

David David1 year ago

I would like to get into caring as I cared for my wife for 5 years who has recently passed away l loved looking after her and wouldn't mind doing the same for someone else

Popeye Popeye7 months ago

I am been doing the same caring for my uncle for the last 15 months I love helping others.