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Residential Support Worker - £500 Joining Bonus




Children's Home, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,453 - £18,112 plus up to £2.750 sleep in allowance


39 hours per week (15 hour shifts with sleep ins, approx 10 - 11 shifts per month)

Job Advert Role Description

We do something special, be a part of it and get £500*

Because we want you to get off to the best start with us, we are giving you an extra £250 when you first start with us, and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you another £250 for your hard work.

We are a small and nurturing home in Wisbech that cares for four young people between the ages of 8 - 18 with emotional and behavioural needs.  Our young people are supported at the home and in the community and are encouraged to undertake various activities and hobbies to increase their confidence and sense of belonging.  We have a lovely home that supports independence and self-care skills so the young people can be independent in the future.  We are currently rated as Good with Ofsted but hope to improve on this further.  Everyone that visits talks about how homely and child focused the home is.

This role involves day to day care for our young people, ensuring their needs are being met and that they feel cared for and valued.  The expectation around maintaining the ethos and boundaries of the home are to a high standard.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate forward thinking, planning and maintaining the systems already in place.

We strive to give our young people as many new experiences as possible and to provide them with the right tools to break the cycle of negative behaviour.  We aim to give the young people different coping strategies via positive role modelling and positive rewards for positive behaviour.

**It is essential requirement for this role that the successful candidate has 3 years driving experience and a driving clean license**

As a Support Worker at our home in Wisbech, you can expect to work a 15 hour shift including 10 - 11 sleep ins per month.  The sleep in rate is £35 per shift.

Our Benefits

  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Free parking on site
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend
  • And many more...

What we'd like from you

  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness
  • A strong 'can do' attitude
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous experience in a special needs environment/school would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Become your best you, apply today!

If you would like to find out more or have any questions, please contact Nicki Ablett in the Resourcing Team on 0116 240 8682, option 2. 

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

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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