Care jobs in Cornwall available right now are paying more than you'd expect

A carer helping an elderly woman
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If you're someone who likes making sure people who need additional support get the best out of life, then a job in care could be for you. All across Cornwall, we hear of tales of bed-blocking patients stuck in hospital because there are no care packages in place for them.

Care homes in the Duchy have also been struggling to recruit staff due to low pay. But working as a carer can be a very rewarding role and many employers offer on the job training for those wanting to progress in the field.

We've taken a look at jobs site, Indeed, and there are dozens of jobs in the care sector currently up for grabs across Cornwall. Whether you're looking to help elderly people in a care home or working as a community carer to provide support to people in their own homes, there might be a role that's up your street.

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Care assistant - Sanctuary Care

Location: Falmouth

Description: As a care assistant at Trevern Care Home, you will work as a team with other carers to enrich residents’ lives, and get stuck into leisure and social activities. Experience is not essential, as we will support you with all the training and support you’ll need to do the job, what is important is that you are caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share.

Pay: £12 an hour

Apply here.

Community care worker- RJS Resourcing Ltd

Location: St Austell

Description: In this role, you will need to provide personal care and assistance to clients in their homes or assisted living facilities, assist with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting, administering medications as prescribed by healthcare professionals when trained to do so, preparing meals and assist with feeding when necessary, light housekeeping tasks, such as cleaning and laundry, and providing companionship and engage in meaningful activities with clients.

Pay: Up to £31,200 a year

Apply here.

Care & support worker - Corserv Care

Location: Wadebridge and east Cornwall

Description: Some of the main responsibilities of the role include: supporting and assessing individuals within their own homes, supporting service users to access community opportunities, working with families, healthcare professionals and occupational therapists, and supporting service users with their daily living skills, including personal care, meal preparation and housekeeping.

Pay: £12.36 an hour

Apply here.

Community care worker - Penhellis Community Care

Location: Newquay

Description: Some of the main responsibilities of the role include: daily reporting for client, promoting independence, assisting with personal care, meal preparation, delivering companionship whilst giving emotional support, assisting with medication, and light domestic duties.

Pay: £12.00 - £14.25 an hour

Apply here.

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Activities organiser - Westheath Care Homes

Location: Lanivet

Description: As the activities organiser at Clann House, you will need to: engage, stimulate and assist the residents, organise activities that are tailored to the needs and abilities of individuals as well as group activities that will bring individuals together, and liaise and consult with staff and relatives regarding the care of residents and particular activities that may be beneficial and stimulating.

Pay: £11.50 an hour

Apply here.

Care activities coordinator (nursing home) - Corserv Care

Location: Redruth

Description: Your main duties will include: plan and initiate group/individual programmes and encourage residents’ to maintain pre-existing hobbies, on occasions, help residents’ with dressing, encourage residents’ to help select their meals through a picture menu as part of activities of daily living, encourage staff members, relatives and friends to participate in the homes activities, and accompany residents’ where possible, to off site activities, which may occasionally take place outside of normal working hours.

Pay: £12.36 an hour

Apply here.

Community carer - Taylors Of Grampound

Location: Mid Cornwall

Description: Being a carer for Taylors requires you to be adaptable, friendly and enjoy helping others. Your role will include: providing companionship, helping with personal care, helping with mobility around the home, overseeing medication and providing medical support, and helping with housework such as cooking, cleaning, and vacuuming.

Pay: £11.50 - £12.00 an hour

Apply here.

Care assistant- Network Healthcare Plymouth

Location: Bodmin

Description: Network Healthcare has opportunities for training and development where you can complete your NVQ in health and social care. This role would suit anyone with a background in care work looking for local, stable, days-based role within areas of mid, east and north Cornwall.

Pay: £11.75 an hour

Apply here.