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Senior Residential Support Worker

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Children’s Home Okehampton

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£24,047 rising to £26,716



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 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, three Childrens Homes, Tor View School is opening in September and a home in Okehampton will be opening this year with plans for more to open next year, all situated within the Tamar Valley and West Devon localities 

Southern Peninsula Services are looking for Senior Residential Support Workers to join their team as they are opening a new home in the Okehampton area this year. The posts may be initially based in our homes in Tavistock and the Gunnislake area to allow for induction, training and familiarisation of Priory policies and standards.


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

  • Travel Insurance
  • Computing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Reduced price Gym membership
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Priory Group Pension

This role includes weekends and evening work.

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

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

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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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