Female Care Worker Jobs
Female care worker jobs can be very rewarding, and a chance to work with others and make a genuine difference to their life. Working in care can also be demanding, but there are a number of roles that may suit your skills and lifestyle.
Can Care Jobs Be Advertised as Female-Only?
Why can some care jobs be gender-specific? Female care workers can help women with personal hygiene, clothing, eating and drinking. Female clients may want a female care worker when they are more vulnerable or dealing with issues of privacy and dignity. Female care workers are also needed for some health-related home visits such as personal care, pregnancy checks, postnatal support and breast screening education.
In these instances, it is not seen as a violation employment rights to recruit someone of a certain gender. The law states that the protected characteristic needs to be an “occupational requirement” and has a genuine purpose. For instance, if it avoided feelings of intimidation for a care patient.
What Female Care Worker Jobs Entail
There are a number of different female care assistant roles that you can look into, depending on your skills and experience.
- Personal assistant: A personal assistant provides practical support to their client, helping them with tasks such as shopping, cleaning and paying bills.
- Home care worker: Home care workers help elderly or disabled people live independently in their own homes. They may help with bathing and dressing, cooking meals and some housework.
- Support worker: Support workers provide personalised services to disabled people, including practical tasks like grocery shopping or going to events. An understanding of complex care needs is vital.
Care companies vary in their definition of roles and what tasks are included but normally make it very clear if personal care is involved.
Finding Female Care Worker Jobs
There are many ways to find female care worker jobs. Check our jobs board to see if there are suitable opportunities for women who want to work in care. Alternatively, you may search for specific care agencies in your local area and follow their recruitment processes. You can also take a look at our other resources for female jobseekers by visiting our advice hub.