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Children’s Home Hingham
Priory Group Division
Education & Children's Services
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
£17,000 to £19,000 per annum
40 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. 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 are a home for children that require mental health assessment and intervention. We utilise the secure base model of care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have an experienced team inclusive of mental health nurses. We offer therapy and education on site. The overall focus of the home is to achieve positive outcomes for young people, we do this through multi agency working, personalised care planning and creating positive attachments.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a support worker for our home in Ipswich. You will work as part of a team to support up to 6 young people aged 11-18.

You will need to:

  • Provide high standards of person-centred care
  • Build good relationships with young people, families and professionals
  • Promote education, good health, and independance
  • Be flexible
  • Participate in activities with the young people
  • Dynamically risk assess at all times
  • Follow the homes policies and procedures
  • Role model and maintain the ethos of the home
  • Be energetic, dynamic and solution focused
  • Communicate effectively with young people, team members, the public and wider network of professionals
  • Be able to record and report appropriately
  • Hold Level 3 qualification in residential childcare (this is desired however not essential providing you are willing to complete this during your employment)

What we'd like to give you:

  • An experienced team of colleagues to offer guidance and support
  • Regular supervision
  • Clinical supervision as required
  • Regular team meetings and consultation
  • A comfortable and well maintained working environment
  • Rota at least 4 weeks in advance
  • A competitive salary
  • Progression opportunities
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Additional training available and local authority CPD
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option
Division DBS info


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.


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.

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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