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Residential Support Worker




Rugeley School, Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, WS15 3JQ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time


£17,645.40 per annum


37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are recruiting for Residential Support Worker’s for our Children’s Homes in Rugeley supporting young people with learning difficulties.

As a residential support worker you will be a key member of our children’s home team in Rugeley, providing high standards of person-centred support to our young people throughout their day-to-day life. You will provide support through a creative and caring approach, which builds good relationships with both students and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible at our children’s home.

The Children’s Homes and Rugeley School provide support for children and young people aged 5 to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties. The homes provide a modern setting in which young people can achieve an enhanced degree of emotional stability through an active approach to learning.

Young people are able to engage in daily life with increased confidence, self-esteem, dignity and independence.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a range of support services including help with personal care and helping to develop social skills and home skills to students in their residential setting.

This is a physically demanding role as a residential support worker you will need to have the confidence to deal with the challenging behaviour that autism can present.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this commitment.

Our ethos is to promote the development of social behaviour, independence and personal skills, offering opportunities to practice them in real life settings.

We provide care with a strong emphasis on the importance of privacy, dignity, rights, choice and fulfilment in a comfortable, homely, stimulating and safe environment


A family is 24/7 and so are we.

Rugeley Children’s homes work on a rolling rota

As a support worker you will need to be flexible and willing to work rotating shifts covering week days and weekends, early shift 7am to 4pm and a late is 3pm to 22.30pm.

The role does not require any contractual ‘sleep-in’ duties.

What we’d like to give you:

  • Sponsored access to Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare (if not already obtained)
  • 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 cash back rewards
  • Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

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

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