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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


£16,607.43 - £19,935.70


37.5 or 45

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 Learning Difficulities including 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 two educational settings, Quay View School, which is a provision for children with SEMH and Tor View School due to open shortly, which is a provision for children with Learning Difficulties and Autism and will have a residential facility. There are also three childrens homes and one due to open shortly, these are all homes in the community and are located in the West Devon / South-East Cornwall locality.


The Role will be based at Tor View School in the Residential Facility where children will be based to access the education facilities. 


As a Residential Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families and other stakeholders, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in teaching them life skills. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.


What we’d like from you:

•           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

Candidates must have either:

•           A Level 3 Diplomas in Children or Young People's Workforce or willingness to undertake this qualification within a robust timescale


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.


Salary will increase after sucessful completion of Induction Framework and Probationary period of up to £16,880.91/£20,257.09 (dependant on hours).  There is opportunity to further progress under this Framework achieving a maximum salary of £18,223.48/£21,868.18 expected within 6-12 months. 


You will be expected to work evening, nights and weekend shifts and will hours will be arranged around when children are based at the school but this won't necessarily be term-time only as the service will be open 52 weeks a year. You'll work 3 weeks of day shifts and 7 night shifts, worked in a block of 3 and a block of 4 within a month.


The school is located just outside of Tavistock and whilst not essential to drive there is no public transport directly to the school.


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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