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.


New workers
£ 11,758
£ 20,215
£ 32,050

Available jobs

In the past year there were 78,101 vacancies for this type of job

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Care Coordination

  • Personal Care

  • Home Health Care

  • Risk Analysis

  • Nursing

  • Auditing

  • Care Planning

  • Medication Administration

  • Mental Health

  • Primary Care

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.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Self-Motivation

  • Coordinating

  • Organizational Skills

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Training And Development

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.