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 children, the elderly and the infirm and others with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.


New workers

New workers start around £11,783. Normal pay is £22,633 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,403.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 78,190 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.

  • Monitors service users’ conditions by taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and contributes to record keeping.

  • 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.

  • Assists with service users’ overall comfort and wellbeing.

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Risk Analysis

  • Nursing

  • Auditing

  • Care Coordination

  • Mental Health

  • Personal Care

  • Effective Communication

  • Home Health Care

  • Social Work

  • Learning Disabilities

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

  • Leadership

  • Training And Development

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.