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Support Worker Young People




Strathmore College, Bellringer Road, Trentham Lakes South, Stoke on Trent, ST4 8LJ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time


£8.30 per hour


Part-time and Full-time hours available

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 Role Description

Strathmore College’s residential house is seeking Support Workers.

Full Time and Part time roles available. Weekdays, Evenings and Weekend shifts available. We are looking for passionate, energetic and aspirational individuals to work within out teams.

Strathmore College is a residential and day college in Stoke on Trent.  The college provides for learners aged 16-25 years who have learning difficulties, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties/disability. The cohort of learners’ needs include mild to severe learning difficulty/disability, Downs Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, speech and language difficulties coupled with other health related, mental or physical difficulties. The young people's needs are increasingly more complex, with a number of learners who were NEET and those who were finding engaging in education and learning challenging. The College and residential home uses meaningful, practical learning activities to engage and motivate learners.

Overall the role of the Support Worker is to assist in providing the best possible environment in which the educational, support and developmental needs of individual learners can be met.

Our Support Worker roles in the Stoke-on-Trent area offer an hourly rate of £8.30 per hour.


As a Support Worker, you’ll be doing the following:

  • Ensure safeguarding of the young people at all times.
  • Support learners to achieve their aims and aspirations in the wider learning experiences.
  • Establish a good relationship with the young people by using language and other communication skills that learners can understand and relate to.
  • Encourage and enable learners to make informed choices in their lives and assist them in working through the consequences and taking responsibility for their behaviour.
  • Support the well-being of the young people in their emotional and social, personal development.
  • Record progress and achievement of learners.
  • Meet the needs of the young people by following support and safety plans and risk assessments
  • Attend and contribute to planned college events which promote the college and enhances the learners experience.
  • Where deemed necessary, escort the young people when engaged in off-site activities and visits, and provide assistance and instruction where needed.  
  • Undertake general domestic and workplace duties (tidying, cleaning, laundry work, cooking etc).
  • To attend and participate as required in reviews and other internal and external meetings.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested

Benefits when you join us:

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Priory Group Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Reduced price Gym membership
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards
  • Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

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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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