CURRENT VACANCIES Residential Support Worker (Term time only)

Residential Support Worker (Term time only)

Job Reference: VAC-11236_1530542951
Salary: Up to £15156 per annum
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration:
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Our client’s 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.

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, our client 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 their services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, their 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. They are an equal opportunities employer.


Darwin House Children’s Home opened in April 2017. It is registered by Ofsted to accommodate up to 4 young people of either gender, usually ranging in age from 7-19 years old. Young people residing at Darwin House will have a diagnosis of a learning disability, which may include autistic spectrum disorder, dyspraxia, and may display challenging behaviour. Young people will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education or Health and Care Plan (EHCP) as a result of their difficulties.


We are seeking a residential support worker to work in safe and homely environment for children and young people between 7-19 who may have EMSH and /or Autism.

Ideally, we are looking for people with previous experience but what we really want is an outgoing attitude, dedication to making a difference and to share our commitment to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.


  • Ideally have Level 3 Diplomas in Children or Young People’s Workforce or willingness to undertake this qualification within a robust timescale.
  • Experience working with a children’s home or similar setting.
  • Experience working with children with emotional, social and mental health needs who may have challenging behaviour.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be a strong team player and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Be flexible and resilient and be able to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • A strong “can do” attitude
  • Have own transport


For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 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.

Job Reference: VAC-11236_1530542951

Salary: Up to £15156 per annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date:

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