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Care Manager jobs: frequently asked questions
Welcome to our Care Manager jobs page. Here’s where you’ll find all the latest Care Manager roles, as well as some handy answers to common questions below.
What does a Care Manager do?
Care Managers can often be referred to as Care Home Managers, Registered Managers or Home Managers. However, a Care Manager doesn’t necessarily work in a care home – some Care Managers manage community care teams outside of residential settings.
Broadly though, Care Managers manage a care team or care facility in order to provide safe, personalised, high-quality care for vulnerable adults, younger people, people with disabilities or the elderly.
Day to day, Care Managers have a huge variety of responsibilities. They may take charge of hiring and training staff, budget and finance management, co-ordinating group activities or managing treatment and medication.
But the role also encompasses many more strategic responsibilities. Care Managers are also responsible for improving the overall performance of a care team or home, working with other businesses in a community, meeting Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards and preparing for CQC inspections.
It’s a challenging, wide-ranging and extremely rewarding role.
How do you become a Care Manager?
To become a Care Manager you have to get CQC registered.
Most commonly, people gain this registration by completing a level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.
Combined with lots of relevant healthcare experience, this qualification should be enough to get you registered, and allow you to apply for Care Manager roles.
In some cases however, you may be considered with a level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care combined with lots of leadership experience.
Otherwise, many Nurses who have lots of leadership experience are considered for registration and Care Manager roles. Anyone with a degree or Master’s in social care has a good starting point too.
What salary does a Care Manager earn?
Care Homes are mainly operated privately – so Care Home Manager salaries are largely unregulated.
But industry stats give us a good indication. They suggest the average salary is somewhere between £30,000 and £35,000 a year – although it’s common for Care Managers to earn well in advance of £50,000.
It could well be a salary that continues to rise in the future. There are huge shortages in the care sector, and this includes managers. More generous salaries for the most experienced will likely become more common – as well as better starting salaries to attract new recruits.
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