Houseparent or residential warden
- 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.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 24% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for houseparent or residential warden is £22,256
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 967. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for houseparent or residential warden roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £22,256 per year. That is about £1,855 per month or £11.41 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,910, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,386
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 967 people are employed in the region.