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Working As A Residential Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $85,437

    Average Salary

What Does A Residential Aide Do

Personal care aides help clients with self-care and everyday tasks. They also provide social supports and assistance that enable clients to participate in their communities.

Duties

Personal care aides typically do the following:

  • Care for and assist clients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s or mental illness
  • Engage clients by talking to or playing games with them, or by taking them for walks
  • Help clients with hygiene-related tasks, such as bathing, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom
  • Transfer clients to and from a bed or a wheelchair
  • Complete housekeeping tasks, such as changing bed linens, washing dishes, and cleaning living areas
  • Help prepare and plan meals
  • Assist with organizing a client’s schedule and schedule appointments
  • Arrange transportation to and from doctors’ offices or the store
  • Help clients pay bills or manage money
  • Shop for personal items and groceries
  • Assist clients in going to work and participating in their communities

Personal care aides—also called caregivers and personal attendants—help clients with self-care and daily activities. Personal care aides perform tasks that are similar to those of home health aides. However, personal care aides cannot provide any medical services, whereas home health aides may provide basic medical services.

Direct support professionals work with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities. They may help create a behavior plan and teach self-care skills, such as doing laundry or cooking meals. They may also provide other personal assistance services.

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How To Become A Residential Aide

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.

Education

Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.

Training

Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Residential Aide Career Paths

Residential Aide
Direct Support Professional Case Manager Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Assistant Director General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
9 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager Operations Director
Chief Operating Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Residential Counselor Case Manager Social Worker
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Counselor Assistant Director Director
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mental Health Technician House Manager Chef
Food Service Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Mental Health Technician Substance Abuse Counselor Clinician
Health Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Personal Care Assistant Security Officer Direct Support Professional
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Unit Manager Area Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Personal Care Assistant Registered Nurse Nurse Manager
Patient Relations Director
10 Yearsyrs
Residential Counselor Social Worker
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Program Manager Senior Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Security Officer Technician
Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Driver Night Auditor Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Home Care Nurse Direct Support Professional
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Direct Care Staffer Program Coordinator Program Supervisor
Residential Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Service Director
10 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Office Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Developmental Aide 4.0 years
Service Aide 2.4 years
Direct Care Aide 2.2 years
Direct Care Worker 2.1 years
Residential Worker 2.1 years
Support Staff 2.0 years
Residential Aide 2.0 years
Aide 1.8 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 16.7%
Internship 5.8%
Aide 3.2%
Volunteer 3.1%
Server 2.6%
Supervisor 2.5%
Top Employers After
Cashier 8.1%
Internship 4.6%
Counselor 3.0%
Aide 2.8%
Supervisor 2.6%

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Residential Aide Demographics

Gender

Female

73.0%

Male

25.3%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

66.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.7%

French

8.5%

Chinese

3.4%

Mandarin

3.4%

Indonesian

1.7%

Czech

1.7%

Yoruba

1.7%

Dutch

1.7%

Japanese

1.7%

Catalan

1.7%

Carrier

1.7%

Dakota

1.7%

Polish

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Navajo

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Italian

1.7%
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Residential Aide Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.7%

Community College of Philadelphia

11.7%

Syracuse University

8.8%

Camden County College

7.1%

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

5.7%

Liberty University

5.3%

Erie Community College

4.6%

Temple University

4.2%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.9%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

3.9%

College of New Rochelle

3.9%

Grand Rapids Community College

3.5%

Niagara County Community College

3.5%

Grand Canyon University

3.5%

Wilmington University

3.2%

Utah State University

3.2%

Walden University

2.8%

University of Maryland - Eastern Shore

2.8%

Bryant and Stratton College

2.8%

Community College of Allegheny County

2.8%
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Majors

Nursing

12.8%

Psychology

11.4%

Business

10.4%

Criminal Justice

8.9%

Human Services

7.8%

Social Work

7.2%

Medical Assisting Services

7.2%

Health Care Administration

5.7%

General Studies

4.3%

Nursing Assistants

4.2%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Education

2.5%

Sociology

2.3%

Mental Health Counseling

2.1%

Human Development

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

Social Sciences

1.7%

Special Education

1.6%

Accounting

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

32.9%

Bachelors

28.4%

Associate

16.7%

Masters

8.7%

Certificate

7.4%

Diploma

3.7%

License

1.2%

Doctorate

0.9%
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Top Skills for A Residential Aide

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  1. Independent Living
  2. Safety
  3. Personal Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Teach and encourage independent living skills, community integration and awareness.
  • Conduct hourly facility Runs to ensure residents safety and reporting all incidents accordingly.
  • Direct programming and personal care of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Worked as a residential aide at an inpatient facility designated for individuals with chemical dependency issues.
  • Cleaned apartment, mopped/swept floors, wiped down counters/walls, bathroom, washed dishes, made bed, and washed laundry.

What is it like to work as a Residential Aide

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