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Senior Support Worker

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Children's home Tavistock,Tavistock, West Devon

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£22,264 (37.5 per week) £26,716 (45 hours per week)


37.5 per week/ 45 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

We are looking for enthusiatic and Dynamic people to join the team in a new residential provision based in Tavistock.

We are looking for a Manager and 7 highly skilled senior staff to support one of our young people in his individualised service within the home. This home is led by a registered manager, supported by a multi-disciplinary team. This team will include clinicians from health, speech and language, occupational therapy and psychology, psychiatry and PBS services.


As a member of this team you will be a strong team player, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to the individual. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with them. You will be expected to operate within the multi disciplinary team utilising support and supervision from clinical professionals. There will also be an element of cross-over with the Education Team based in the school and you may be required to assist with classroom learning. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital. Experience in working with young people with learning difficulties and complex needs is prefered. We require dynamic and passionate people who are flexible and adaptive in their approaches.


What we’d like from you:

  • Ability to lead the team using own initative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexibility and resilience to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude
  • Supervisory experience (deputy)

Candidates must have:

•           A Level 3 or above and a willingness to undertake level 5 Diploma qualification


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.


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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