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Team Leader / Senior Support Worker




Fernhill, New Milton BH25

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£20,783 per annum (including sleep ins)


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our young people need something special. Your commitment and care.

We currently have a Team Leader / Senior Support Worker vacancy within Fern Hill Children's Home.  A home for young people which is based in New Milton, Hampshire.

As a Team Leader / Senior Support Worker, you will be supporting the Registered Manager to run the children's home, providing day to day care for our Young People, supporting them in activities, education and statutory meetings relating to their time in residential care. 

Experience of working in a Residential Childcare setting or working with young people with challenging behaviour is an advantage.  We welcome applications from those with no experience but who are willing to train.  All staff undertake relevant training leading to a nationally recognised Level 3 Qualification in Residential Childcare (QCF).

You need to have held a driving license for at least three years and have no more than six points.

This role is to start as soon as possible.

  • 3 week rolling shift pattern
  • Average of 37.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend working (1 in 3 weekends off)
  • Sleep-in allowance of £35.00 (approx. one per week)
  • 33 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package including retail and holiday discounts.
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face to face training and CPD planning
  • Funded Level 3 QCF Qualification included as part of role
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.

Priory Lyndhurst education and residential care offers a unique integration of education, care and therapy to young people aged 7 to 19 with complex needs, some of whom may also be on the autistic spectrum.  All of the roles require passion and enthusiasm, excellent communications skills, high levels of self-motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to support our young people to achieve.  In return we offer highly competitive packages, professional support and training opportunities to progress in a hard working, thriving environment.

Division DBS info


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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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