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Therapeutic Care Worker

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Ashleigh House, 64 Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4HB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£17,000 - £18,500 (Dependant on successful probation and qualifications)


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. 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

The Stroud Eating Disorders Service (SEDS) it is unique in the UK in providing eating disorders treatment for adolescents (alongside young adults) in a residential setting. This environment helps us to work creatively alongside our service users to seek a life outside of the confines of their eating disorders.

Supported by a very skilled team, you would be working closely alongside our service users to achieve excellent treatment outcomes. 

Job Advert Role Description

While the challenging behaviour of the young people we work with means that we have a wide range of risk management procedures and design elements in place, we also provides a sensitive and homely atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable and safe.

You will need to be flexible as these roles will include some night and weekends shifts. You will know your working pattern 2 months in advance.

Our Therapeutic Care Worker role involves:

  • Ensuring that you understand and are able to implement all requirements of Mental Health Specialist Services’ Policies and Procedures
  • Undertaking a variety of administrative duties which are pertinent to the running of the service
  • Ensuring clear lines of communication are utilised, promoting the welfare of the Clients, including liaising with parents/carers and other professionals/agencies ie: Social Workers, Nurses and Psychotherapists
  • Assisting each Client with the development of their Education, through Mental Health Specialist Services Education Services, and working closely with teaching staff (as appropriate)
  • Assisting the Clients with personal care as appropriate
  • Contributing towards the preparation of meals and supporting the catering staff as appropriate
  • Demonstrating an ability to operate as a member of a team
  • Having an open mind, in relation to service user’s needs and culture and to have a knowledge and understanding of the service users needs and rights
  • Possessing the ability to diffuse/resolve stressful situations with the use of effective communication skills
  • Undertaking training and development courses as required and to contribute to the identification of own training and development needs
  • Attending all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company in order to fulfil your duties
  • Maintaining standards of infection control within the home and during clinical care and to assist residents to maintain their own infection control needs

To be successful as a Therapeutic Care Worker, you’ll need:

  • Good communication skills both verbally and written
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to return information and carry out instructions accurately
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to accurately record basic physical observations
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Emotional robustness
  • Willingness to participate in holidays and other activities
  • To work in accordance with company policy and procedures
  • Basic understanding of using IT systems (MS Office, Web Based System) (Desirable)
  • Previous experience of Therapeutic work (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of eating disorders and or self injury (Desirable)

Division DBS info


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

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


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.



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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