The average wage for an Entry-Level Residential Support Worker is AU$23.72 per hour.

AU$37,675 - AU$60,834
AU$38K
AU$52K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$51,512
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.90 - AU$28.25
AU$20
AU$24
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.72
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$60K
Salary AU$37,675 - AU$60,834
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$41,165 - AU$60,324
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data AU$0AU$53
Hourly Rate AU$19.90 - AU$28.25
Overtime AU$3.91 - AU$53.67
Annual Data AU$0AU$60K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$41,165 - AU$60,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 208

Job Description for Residential Support Worker

A residential support worker is part of a specialized living community and helps care for the residents; residents may include senior citizens, at-risk youth, or mentally disabled individuals who seek to live independently but may need assistance or supervision. These communities are staffed by a team of residential support workers, who handle daily tasks that residents do not or cannot perform such as cooking, cleaning, and providing transportation. The level of involvement that workers take with clients often depends on residents' abilities and may vary from resident to resident.

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Residential Support Worker Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.

Residential Support Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,598

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Residential Support Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Residential Support Worker in Rockhampton:
"I Believe In Miracles."
Treat your clients how you would like members of your family to be treated. Don't get too attached to your clients, don't get involved in the clients personal, business or private matters. Remember, focus on the ability, not the disability. Remember to look after yourself, take breaks and debrief with your workmates.

Key Stats for Residential Support Worker

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 96%