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Team Leader (Residential Care)




UnderHills Farm, Little Malvern, WR14

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,000 per annum plus £40 sleep ins


37.5 hours per week

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 Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Inspire Others, Build your Career

Our Children’s Home situated in Little Malvern, Worcestershire area is seeking a permanent full-time Residential team Leader. Underhill’s Registered Children’s home is part of the Priory specialist service, registered for up to three children who have complex needs which may include autistic spectrum disorder ( ASD ) and complex associated difficulties.

As a Team Leader, you’ll be doing the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • To assist the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
  • Support young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour.
  • You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies
  • Support and encourage educational engagement

Our Team Leader roles in Little Malvern offer a salary of up to £18,000 per annum plus £40 nightly sleep in allowance. There is an opportunity for overtime if desired.

Level 3 in Children and Young People qualification is essential for this role. Successful applicants will have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour.

Do to the remote location of the home and duties required you would need to have a valid driving license.


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 Team Leader in our Home you should be happy to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays. You should be happy to work approximately 6 sleep in’s per month, and 1 in every 3 weekends. This home is open 52 weeks a year.

You will be required to work 7 x 15 hour shifts on a transparent 3 week rolling rota basis:

Week One: Monday & Thursday

Week Two: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Week Three: Tuesday & Friday

That’s right! You get five consecutive days off every three weeks (between Week Two and Three)

 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

What’s next? 

To apply, just click the link below. Our application form captures information to help keep children safe so thank you for taking the time to complete it.

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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