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Residential Support Worker

Priory Group

Job Description

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

We offer a unique integration of education, care and therapy to young people aged 5 to 19 with complex needs, some of whom may also be on the autistic spectrum. All of the roles require passion and enthusiasm, excellent communications skills, high levels of self motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to support our young people to achieve.

We have Support Worker Opportunities within our Childrens’ homes. We have homes in Southampton, Lymington, Lyndhurst and New Milton. Please let us know in your application which children’s home you are interested in being considered for.

Job Advert Role Description

You will be required to work approximately 8 shifts on a transparent 3 week rolling rota basis.

As a Residential Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing day to day care for our Young People, supporting them in activities, education and statutory meetings relating to their time in residential care. Working as a team you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of house-keeping.

Experience of working in a Residential Childcare setting or working with young people with challenging behaviour is an advantage. We welcome applications from those with no experience but who are willing to train. All staff undertake relevant training leading to a nationally recognised Level 3 Qualification in Residential Childcare (QCF).

You need to have held a driving licence for at least three years and have no more than six points.

Entry level salary is £17,968 = £16,323.00 basic plus an average £1,645.00 sleeping in allowance (£35.00 / approx 1 a week)

To start as soon as possible.

  • 3 week rolling shift pattern
  • Average of 37.5 hrs/wk, including evening and weekend working (1 in 3 weekends off)
  • Sleep-in allowance of £35.00 (approx 1 per week)
  • 33 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face to face training and CPD planning
  • Funded Level 3 QCF Qualification included as part of role
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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