Support Worker Jobs in London
Are you looking for inclusive support worker jobs London? You’ve come to the right place! Read on to find out more.
London is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world. It’s a city full of opportunities for inclusive job seekers, but also one where the cost of living continues to rise. With the rate of inflation reaching a 41-year high of 11.1% in October 2022, many vulnerable people are at risk of isolation and hardship.
Support workers play a vital role in giving these people the chance to maintain their independence and their quality of life. For diverse job seekers looking to begin or further a career as a support worker, London has no shortage of opportunities.
What is a Support Worker?
Support workers assist people who require help due to age, illness, disability or other circumstances. Their role covers a whole range of duties including:
- Providing personal care – preparing meals, assisting with dressing, bathing etc.
- Supporting service users in their own homes or in residential care settings
- Helping with daily tasks like shopping, paying bills, attending appointments
- Providing companionship and emotional support
- Promoting the independence and self-care of service users
- Liaising with family members and health professionals
Reasons to Become a Support Worker
Support work is so much more than just a job – it’s a calling. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve made a real difference to someone’s quality of life. As a support worker, you can be a part of those small but incredibly meaningful moments every single day.
In this role, you share experiences and create memories that last a lifetime. You provide compassion and company when people need it most. It’s your patience and empathy that helps individuals overcome obstacles and start believing in themselves again.
Of course, support work can be challenging at times. The days are varied and unpredictable. But if you enjoy helping others, no two days will ever feel the same. For anyone with a caring heart, it’s an incredibly rewarding career.
Support Worker Pay and Benefits
Of course, living in London means you’ll also need to earn a living wage. The median salary for support workers in the capital is currently around £22,000 annually. Those with higher level qualifications and specialisms may earn up to £28,000. Many permanent support roles include benefits like:
- A generous holiday allowance of around 28 days per year
- Employer pension contributions
- Ongoing training and career development
- Employee assistance programmes
- Discounted leisure and health services
Finding Inclusive Support Worker Jobs in London
Visit the Aspiring to Include job board for all the latest support worker jobs in London.
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