Support Worker job descriptionPost Job
Support workers are vital in the lives of many disabled and elderly citizens who rely on their efforts to lead a normal life. While some regard this as a difficult role, this can be a remarkably rewarding position to those who enjoy helping others and making a positive impact on their lives.
Those employed in personal support positions will generally find that every day offers a unique set of challenges. Some of the usual tasks involve assisting with daily living, especially in the area of meal preparation, cleaning and other activities that disabled people may not be able to undertake on their own. Support workers may also work at teaching those with disabilities how to become more independent.
Qualifications are not always necessary for support workers, but vocational qualifications in social care do give candidates a better chance at gaining employment. The average starting salary for a support worker is £17,000 per year, but many jobs pay a rate of £7 to 17 per hour depending on the specifics of the role.
Support Workers perform a number of administrative or clerical responsibilities. They operate in the posts of clerks, secretaries, office assistants, receptionists or administrative assistant. They are required to have the same office and administrative skills needed for people in these posts. They work with managers, administrators and executives.
A Support Worker usually performs any of the following tasks:
• Dealing with queries
• Collecting mail
• Disbursing petty cash
• Offering support where needed
• Entering statistical data
• Supervising volunteers and interns
• Filing electronically
• Scanning, copying, and shredding
• Typing documents
Overview According to our data, these are the percent of job offers for support worker.
Last 12 months
Job Types According to our data, in percentages, these are the top job types available for support worker.
Categories According to our data, by number of offers, these are the most popular categories for support worker.
Cities According to our data, by number of offers, these are the top locations to get hired for support worker.
Salaries According to our data this is the average salary range offered for support worker.
Support Worker Jobs
Latest Job Offers
£17,702.33 - £18,975.66 per year Pro Rata
Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland
£15,900 - 17,600 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
£7.50 per hour
£8.60 per hour (£17,488 full time salary)
£7.50 per hour
£8.16 per hour
£7.60 to £7.70 per hour plus benefits
£7.60 - £7.70 per hour (£15,017 - £15,215 p.a. pro rata)
Most Popular Job Searches
- Key Worker Support Worker
- Youth Support Worker
- Womens Support Worker
- Weekend Support Worker
- Youth Support Worker Volunteer
- Victim Support Worker
- Unqualified Support Worker
- Trainee Support Worker
- Youth Support Worker Training
- Therapeutic Support Worker
Related Job Descriptions