Recruitment Enquiries: 0116 240 8692

Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Congleton, Cheshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£16,467 - £17,126 per annum


39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our Children’s Home situated in Congleton, Cheshire are seeking a Permanent Full-Time Residential Support Worker. This is a 3 bedded home for young people with challenging behaviours and emotional difficulties. This is a mixed home for young people aged 8-18 years of age. As a Support Worker at our children’s home in the Congleton area you will be a key member of our team. The young people require supportive staffs that show empathy and consideration for their past experiences. The young people have faced many rejections and require a staff member that is going to invest in them and improve their lives for the better. You have the opportunity to join as a children and young people’s Support Worker at an exciting time with a very forward thinking Children’s home that is looking to be at the forefront of Children’s residential care.

Our Support Worker roles in Congleton, Cheshire offer a salary of up to £18,790 (inc sleep in's) There is an opportunity for overtime if desired.

Due to the nature of the role and transporting the young people you must hold a full UK driving licence.


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

  • Support the young people in everyday living. Including transport to and from school placements.
  • Be the young person’s advocate when they cannot do this for themselves.
  • Work as a team and support colleagues and senior staff during the shifts.
  • Ensure administration is completed in line with statutory regulations. Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans.
  • Update and follow care plans and protocols.
  • Be the young person’s champion to change negative behaviours and support the young people when they need additional support.
  • Liaise with external agencies and represent the home to a high standard.
  • Supervising family contact sessions.
  • Safeguard the young people in and out of the home at all times.
  • Confident to manage challenging behaviours and support colleagues.
  • Encourage educational engagement.

Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role (we can support with the training of this to be completed.) Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 


A family is 24/7 and so are we. We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need. As a Support Worker, in our Home you can you should be happy to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays. A normal example would be a 15 hour shifts including a Sleep in.

Example - Monday 10.00am-23.00pm plus sleep in, Tuesday 8.00am-23.00pm plus sleep in. Finish 10.30am Wednesday morning.

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.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.  With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

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.

Job Description


Closing Date