Residential care jobs

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Burnley, Lancashire

Appoint Healthcare£ 31000 - 1 per year

Appoint Group Vacancy Job Title: Residential Care Home Manager Location: Burnley Salary: £31,000 per annum Contract:...

Posted 18th February 2021
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Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 40 - 40 per year

Residential Care Home Manager - Newport Pagnell Howard Finley Care are currently recruiting for Residential Care Manager to...

Posted 14th October 2020
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Cromer, Norfolk

Heart Resourcing£ 30000 - 31000 per year

Deputy Manager / Head of Care Our client operates a number of residential homes across the UK. Their homes...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Stansted, Essex

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code CM24 8LQ Job Copy You You’re a caring, fun-loving person with a passion for...

Posted 27th February 2021
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East Grinstead, West Sussex

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code RH19 4QW Job Copy If you have a passion for helping others to get the...

Posted 26th February 2021
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 11.12 - 12 per hour

Fantastic independent care company Ref No. FT45673 Our client is a growing, dynamic care company which has...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Coburg Banks£ 25000 - 27000 per year

We're looking for a Training and Development Officer to join a passionate and dedicated charity who support carers and...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Macclesfield, Cheshire

Care UK£ 8.77 - 8.77 per hour

Post Code SK10 3JA Min Pay Rate 8.77 Max Pay Rate 8.77 Job...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Epsom, Surrey

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code KT19 9RX Job Copy If you're passionate and caring and looking for a rewarding...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Poole, Dorset

Care UK£ 9.69 - 9.95 per hour

Post Code BH17 0NF Min Pay Rate £9.69 Max Pay Rate £9.95 Job...

Posted 25th February 2021
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West Drayton, Greater London

Care UK£ 8.72 - 8.98 per hour

Post Code UB7 7EQ Min Pay Rate £8.72 Max Pay Rate £8.98 Shifts...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Maidenhead, Berkshire

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code SL6 6JE Job Copy Have you a passion in supporting older people? Do you have...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Hartlepool, Durham

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code TS26 9LX Job Copy Have you a passion in supporting older people? Do you have...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Twickenham, Greater London

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code TW2 7BY Job Copy Have you a passion in supporting older people? Do you have...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Hailsham, East Sussex

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code BN27 1DU Job Copy You You’re a caring person with a can-do attitude. You...

Posted 25th February 2021
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Residential Care jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our residential care jobs page, featuring all the latest roles throughout the UK, as well as frequently asked questions below.

What does a residential care job entail?

Care jobs are all about helping vulnerable people to manage their daily lives, and to live as independently as they possibly can.

A residential care job normally means you’ll be working within a residential care home – the vast majority of which are privately operated.

The people you support could either be adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions or older people.

At entry level, residential care jobs might be listed as care assistants, care workers or carers.

But as a broad term this could also cover care management positions as well as more specialised roles such as support workers and care home nurses.

What daily duties will you have in a residential care job?

In a residential care job your daily responsibilities will vary according to your seniority.

But very broadly, your tasks could include:

• Supporting residents with washing, dressing and eating

• Understanding their individual needs and tailoring care

• Monitoring their health

• Checking prescribed medications are appropriately taken

• Planning and conducting activities

Residential care is a 24/7 service so your shift pattern could vary.

But this can offer a level of flexibility that is a real benefit of the job.

What skills and qualifications do you need to work in residential care?

You don’t technically need any qualifications to begin your residential care career.

Some providers ask for GCSEs in English and/or Maths, but it isn’t always necessary.

Some residential care workers have a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care when they begin, but it’s easy to gain these qualifications once you’ve started.

There are certain skills that are essential, however.

You need to be caring, patient and resilient, and fully prepared for how challenging it can be.

Care workers need to be compassionate to succeed.

Residential care management positions can be achieved through a variety of routes – but all will require lots of experience and specialised qualifications.

You’ll also need to prove your leadership credentials.

It’s also worth noting that many people who decide to work in residential care later become social workers or move into other specialist care areas.

This too will require further dedicated study.

How much do residential care jobs pay?

Residential care homes are privately owned, so the pay can vary.

According to industry statistics, the national average hourly rate for residential care workers is around £8.30 per hour, and average annual salaries are somewhere between £15,000 and £17,000.

Meanwhile, the average salary for a residential care home manager is somewhere around £30,000 to £32,000 a year.

Pay in residential care jobs, especially at a lower level, is a highly controversial subject – and it’s currently being forensically assessed by the government.

There is a desperate need to attract more people to the sector, so it’s hoped the government will find ways of improving salaries in order to give recruitment a much-needed boost.

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