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Houseparents and Residential Wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

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About this Career

£20,409

Average salary

New workers start around £8,395.78. Normal pay is £20,409 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32,357.78.

16

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Monitoring
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Learning Strategies
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Critical Thinking
60
Reading Comprehension
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Writing
56
Active Listening
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Speaking
54
Active Learning
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Mathematics
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Science
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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