Residential Support Worker

Priory Education
£17,376 - 18,950 per year
09 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

Part of the priory specialist education service, Highbury House children's home is a registered home for up to 7 young people who have complex needs which may include autistic spectrum disorders ( ASD ) and complex associated difficulties. This home is open 52 weeks per year.

You will be required to work 7 shifts on a transparent 3 week rolling rota basis:

Week One: Monday & Thursday

Week Two: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Week Three: Tuesday & Friday

Thats right! You get five consecutive days off every three weeks (between week Two and Three)

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 BESD is an advantage. We welcome applications from those with no experience but willing to train. All staff undertake relevent training leading to a nationally recognised Level 3 Qualification in Residential Childcare (QCF).

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

Entry level salary (unqualified) is £17,376 = £14,496.00 basic plus an average £2,880.00 sleeping in allowance (£40.00 / approx 6 per month)

To start as soon as possible

• 3 week rolling shift pattern, 7 x 15hr shifts over 21 days

• Average of 37.5 hrs/wk, including evening and weekend working (1 in 3 weekends)

• Sleep-in allowance of £40.00 (approx 6 per month)

• 33 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus many other benefits

• 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

For more informaiton, please contact Casey Payne at


For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 5 years.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

If you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

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.

Disclosure 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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