How to become a
Support Worker

Estimated salary £17,000
Top location South East

Evolution of a Support Worker

Support
Worker

£17,000

1 - 2 years

Senior Support
Worker

£19,000

2 years

Support
Coordinator

£25,000

5+ years

What's it really like?

Is it right for me?

  • You love offering your help and support to others.

  • You’re passionate about helping people to live a fulfilling life.

  • Listening is one of your strongest skills and you are able to empathise with others easily.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with others.

Qualifications

  • There aren’t any particular qualifications that recruiters will look out for. But they do want to know that you’re passionate about helping people.

  • Qualifications in Health and Social care will make you stand out form other applicants.

Additional Experience

  • Past experience as a carer.

  • Managing individuals or small teams effectively and with care.

Day to day

  • Assessing the needs of your clients and creating care plans.

  • Providing emotional support by listening to their concerns.

  • Helping with domestic tasks (e.g. cooking, shopping, washing).

  • Encouraging clients to be physically active by helping them take part in leisure activities.

  • Counselling people through very difficult periods in their life.

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