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Waking Night Residential Support Worker

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Quay View School, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7EX

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,179 per annum rising to £18,000


37.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Southern Peninsula Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who may have EMSH and /or Autism. The safeguarding and well being of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their potential.

Southern Peninsula Services currently have 2 Childrens Homes with more opening this year and Chelfham Bere Alston School, rated "Good" by Ofsted, which is also looking to expand this year, all within the Tamar Valley, Tavistock and Launceston localities.

Find out more about our services:

We are opening two exciting new homes in the Launceston and Tavistock areas with an expected opening date of October 2017. We are looking for enthusiastic staff willing to work night shifts as part of a team in these new homes.

During your training period you may be initially based in our other homes in Bere Alston and Gunnislake which may involve day shifts. This will ensure that you have competent training, mentoring and supervision to provide you with a chosen career path within social care which will be recognised with an attractive pay progression.

As a Night Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Both personal care and ability to settle our young people are key tasks for the role; so energy and initiative is vital along with the ability to be pro-active and calm under pressure

What we’d like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility and resilience to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude

Candidates must have:

  • A Level 3 Diplomas in Children or Young People's Workforce or willingness to undertake this qualification within a robust timescale with minimal supervision

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary increasing to £18,000 on completion of L3 Diploma in Childrens and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous holiday allowance
  •  Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option

Some of the homes are located in a rural setting so own transport is desired

Division DBS info

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.


Please be prepared to provide relevant references for this role- Our children’s homes require references for all employment where you have worked with young people/vulnerable adults. For all other roles we require 5 years of employment/education references

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