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Support Worker (Children & Young People)




Coxlease School, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £18,720


37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

Challenge Yourself and Make a Difference to our lives by joining our Support Workers in the Hampshire area.  

Do you have a passion for supporting others? Are you confident with building relationships? If you have answered yes to these questions, our specialist residential care homes in the heart of Hampshire needs you!  We are seeking talented Support Workers in Hampshire who are keen to make a difference to the young people we care for.

‘About Us’

We have nine independently registered homes within the New Forest and Southampton area. In addition to this we have two independent specialist schools, one of which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ status in all six categories by Ofsted in July 2017.

We are proud of our excellent reputation for providing highly eff­ective education, care, therapy, welfare and support for up to 60 boys and girls aged 5 to 19 years old who have difficulties regulating their emotional, social and mental health needs. They may also have other complex needs often associated with autistic spectrum conditions.

Working with us…

The care we provide is tailored to each young person to enable them to fulfil their full potential.  Their needs are complex and may include Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD), autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and other associated learning difficulties. The work we do is challenging but everyone who joins Priory Group are provided with the relevant mandatory and optional training that is specific to their role.

What will I be doing?

Your day will be varied but overall you will provide the highest quality care in a safe and positive environment. This will involve listening to every young person within our homes and involving them in their own education, care and transition plans. 

Your duties will include: -

  • Supporting our young people with normal excursions which may include shopping, swimming lessons, scouts, visiting restaurants and theme park trips!
  • Encouraging positive behaviours and caring for the well-being of our service users.
  • Supporting the wider team of staff within the home/school to ensure the young people reach their full potential.
  • Caring for your key child which involves liaising with external agencies, family members and other support services.

What we need from you!

Your role as a Support Worker in Hampshire requires passion and enthusiasm, excellent communications skills, high levels of self-motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to help our young people to achieve their goals.  It is essential to be a good listener and to act as a role model to make a real and lasting difference to their lives.

What you’ll get from us…

As a Support Worker in our Children’s Homes, you can expect to earn a salary up to £18,720 depending on your previous experience and qualifications. You will be flexible in your approach to working hours and will cover a variety of shifts totalling 37.5 hours per week.  Part time and bank positions are also available!  Shifts are between the hours of 7.30am and 10.30pm with occasional weekends and sleeping nights which are available at an enhanced rate of pay.   

Next Steps

If you feel you have the skills and passion to support our vision, click Apply Now and we will be in touch!

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