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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

Chelfham Bere Alston Children's Home specialises in high quality residential provision for boys and girls between 7-19 with complex learning needs and challenging behaviour including Autism. This home currently is adjacent to Chelfham Bere Alston School which has been rated 'good' by Ofsted, where the children are educated.

Job Advert Role Description

This position is to build upon existing resources to support a move to two brand new homes in the community in the Tamar Valley by December 2017.

This care role includes weekends and evening work. Competitive Salary plus company pension scheme.

Previous experience would be an advantage but not essential. Full induction and NVQ Level 3 training is provided.

  • Contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the teaching and learning, social and independence activities and experiences, which enhance the learning and development of Learners and Young People.
  • Manages the well-being and behaviour of Learners and Young People ensuring any significant behavioural or physical occurrences are promptly addressed and reported, referring to a senior member of staff as appropriate.
  • Assists senior staff with the compilation of care and learning plans. Prepares incident and other reports and updates daily records and logs as required.
  • Maintains professional relationships whilst developing a good rapport with students, pupils, colleagues, visitors and other stakeholders.
  • Through own professional behaviour, including adhering to policies and procedures, contributes to the maintenance of safety, security and confidentiality standards.
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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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Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7EX

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