Residential care jobs

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Haringey, London, Greater London

Springdene Care£ 26169 per year

Springdene Residential Care Home is looking for someone with: • Experience working in a supervisory role in a large residential...

Posted 4th May 2021
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Newton Abbot, Devon

Amber Mace£ 34999 - 35000 per year

Residential Care Manager Newton Abbot £35K Position: Residential Care Manager Location: Newton Abbot Salary: up to £35K...

Posted 21st April 2021
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Macclesfield, Cheshire

Amber Mace£ 19999 - 20000 per year

Role: Residential Care Workers (Young People) Salary: From £20k Location: Macclesfield Hours: Full Time My client...

Posted 16th April 2021
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Maidstone, Kent

Care UK£ 9.39 - 10.14 per hour

Post Code ME14 5FY Min Pay Rate £9.39 Max Pay Rate £10.14 Shifts...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Maidenhead, Berkshire

Care UK£ 9.15 - 9.15 per hour

Post Code SL6 6JE Min Pay Rate £9.15 Max Pay Rate £9.15 Shifts...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Epsom, Surrey

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code KT19 9RX Job Copy If you have a passion for helping others to get the...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Southmead, Bristol, City of Bristol

Care UK£ 9.24 - 9.43 per hour

Post Code BS10 5DW Min Pay Rate £9.24 Max Pay Rate £9.43 Shifts...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Hailsham, East Sussex

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code BN27 1DU Min Pay Rate Competitive Max Pay Rate Competitive Job...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Care UK£ 11.4 - 11.4 per hour

Post Code BS10 5DW Min Pay Rate £11.40 Max Pay Rate £11.40 Shifts...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Islington, London, Greater London

Care UK£ 1 - 1 per hour

Post Code N7 7DS Role Highlights Activities Co-ordinator Supervisor – 40h p/w – Permanent Lennox House...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Methodist Homes (MHA)£ 9.63 - 9.63 per hour

Care Assistant (Nights) based at The Herons, Nottingham. Available Hours: Permanent - Part Time - 22 hours...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Billingham, Durham

Care UK£ 9.87 - 10.02 per hour

Role Highlights Senior Care Assistant Nights - 33 hours per week NVQ Level 3 Required £10.02 per...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Southmead, Bristol, City of Bristol

Care UK£ 9.24 - 9.43 per hour

Trymview Hall care home is a brand new, state-of-the-art care home in Southmead, Bristol. Here, quality care will be delivered...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Barchester Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per hour

Care Assistant - Bank Zero hour Contract Every second weekend, no paid break Waterside Court in Wallingford,...

Posted 11th May 2021
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Barchester Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per hour

Care Home Housekeeper - 15 hours contract Shift 11am till 4pm Every second weekend, no paid break ...

Posted 11th May 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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