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Senior Residential Support Worker

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Tor view School - Trelawny Road,Tavistock, West Devon PL19 0JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£20,039 - £26,717


37.5 - 45 Hours per Week 38 Weeks per Year

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

Southern Peninsula Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who may have Learning Difficulities including SEMH and Autism. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Southern Peninsula Services currently have an educational setting, Quay View School, rated "Good" by Ofsted and three Childrens Homes; all situated within the Tamar Valley and West Devon localities 

Job Advert Role Description

Tor View School is a new education provision, due to open in summer 2018. It will be a diverse school which specialises in high quality day and residential educational provision for children aged between 8-18 with complex learning needs and challenging behaviour including Autism. We are part of Southern Pennisula Services, which includes Quay View School in Bere Alston and three children's homes situated in local communities in Devon and Cornwall.

We are opening an residential facility to work alongside our schools in Bere Alston and Tavistock, so this role with be term time only (38 weeks a year). We also have plans to open more homes 2018. We are looking for enthusiatic staff to join the existing teams in the schools and children's homes. During your training period may be initially based in one of our homes in Gunnislake or Tavistock areas. This is to enable you to become familiar with our induction, competency and growth framework. This framework 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.

The role involves providing support to the Registered Manager, ability to run shifts including organising, monitoring and evidencing young people's activities. To also support in the line management of a small team of residential support workers to include, mentoring, supervision and training

What we'd like from you:

 -  To have an ethos where safeguarding is paramount

 -  To be calm under pressure, an excellent communicator and be able to offer a high degree of flexibility

 -  To hold a minimum Level 3 Diploma (preferably Level 5) in Children and Young People's Workforce and be prepared to work towards Level 5 Diploma.

 -  To have previous experience in care setting, particularly working with Special Education Needs or residential child care

 - To have knowledge of budgets, monitoring and auditing

 - To have experience at a supervisory or senior level

What we’d like to give you:

-  A competitive salary

-  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

This role includes weekends and evening work.

There is opportunity to further progress under this Framework achieving a maximum salary of £26,322 (pro-rata) expected within 6-12 months.

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

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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