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Job Title: Residential Aide

Job Summary: We are seeking a compassionate and reliable Residential Aide to provide support and assistance to residents in a residential facility. The Residential Aide will be responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of residents, assisting with daily living activities, and maintaining a clean and organized living environment.


  • Assist residents with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Monitor residents' health and well-being, and report any changes to the appropriate staff member
  • Administer medications and treatments as directed by healthcare professionals
  • Assist with meal preparation and feeding, and ensure that residents are receiving proper nutrition
  • Provide emotional support and companionship to residents
  • Assist with housekeeping duties, such as laundry, cleaning, and organizing
  • Ensure that the living environment is safe and comfortable for residents
  • Document and maintain accurate records of residents' care and activities


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with elderly or disabled individuals preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, families, and staff members
  • Compassionate and patient demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Working Conditions: The Residential Aide will work in a residential facility, which may include working evenings, weekends, and holidays. The work environment may be physically demanding, and the Residential Aide may be required to lift heavy objects and assist with transferring residents.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings options.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Residential Aide

What is the best way to find and hire a Residential Aide near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Residential Aide applicants. Employers posting their Residential Aide job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Residential Aide applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Residential Aide are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 12 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Residential Aide positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Residential Aide role?
SMS has 87% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Residential Aide job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Residential Aides are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 145% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Residential Aide applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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