Children in a residential care home receive their dinner from a Child Residential Care Assistant

Child and Youth Residential Care Assistant

Child or Youth Residential Care Assistants provide care and supervision for children and young people living in residential or institutional facilities such as group homes and correctional institutions.

Overview

Child or Youth Residential Care Assistants provide care and supervision for children and young people living in residential or institutional facilities such as group homes and correctional institutions.

Day-to-day

  • plans and implements programmes of supervision and care for children in residential care
  • supervises and arranges activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in residential care
  • wakes children and ensures they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
  • supervises children during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
  • maintains discipline, enforces regulations and behaviour standards, compiles disciplinary reports and assists in implementing remedial measures.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

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