What are residential care jobs?

Residential care jobs can mean two things. Firstly, it may mean that you will have to offer in-home service and possibly live in the patient’s home for the duration of your contract. On the other hand, it may mean that you will be working in a residential or retirement care centre, which typically caters to the elderly. Either way, these jobs are for those trained to be caregivers.


On its homepage, you will readily see a list of job postings, which include details such as the type of job position available, compensation (either monthly pay or hourly rate), location, and whether the job requires part-time or full-time work. The date the job was posted by which recruitment agency is also indicated.

Search options are also available, although there are links as well that will take you to a list of jobs based on workplace setting such as Care Home Groups, Day Care Centres, and Hospitals and Hospices.


Established in 2005, Great Social Care specialises in providing job opportunities in the fields of social housing, social work, and domiciliary and residential care. Job listings on the site also appear on the websites of its partners, namely the Social Care Association, the British Association of Social Workers and Care Week Magazine.

These types of residential care jobs are obviously not going to be the highest-paying jobs in the world. They will often require you to work in challenging situations as well. They can, however, be the most satisfying since they give you an opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives in a large scale. Examples of jobs available on this site include substance misuse social worker and refuge worker.

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