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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Meopham, Kent

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £21,472.48 (including sleep ins)


39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our Home in Meopham are recruiting for lively and resilient Support Workers. Is this you?

Do you have a passion to work with children and young people?

Are you looking for a rewarding role?

Are you experienced with working with vulnerable young people or children with challenging behaviours, and complex needs? 

We are looking for Residential Support Workers in our home supporting children and young people aged 8 - 18 years with EBD, complex behaviours and challenging behaviours in Meopham, Kent working within an established and committed team. Previous experience with children and young people is desirable but we can support you with the training and guidance you need once you join us.

The environment we work in can be challenging so the people that join us need to:

  • Ideally have a Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People or be willing to work towards this qualification
  • Have previous experience of working with children with challenging behaviours in a residential, youth, school or similar setting
  • Be resilient and have a passion for the work we do
  • Be enthusiastic and strong role models for the young people we support helping them to achieve their full potential
  • Are a team player with good communication skills, has a calm approach, can use their own initiative and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Have a good sense of humour and have the ability to develop positive relationships with the young people and keep them safe in a caring environment
  • Have a good level of written and verbal communication skills to maintain administrative records.

Some of the duties and responsibilities will require you to:

  • Support young people in their individual day to day needs in a residential care home
  • Provide a safe and caring environment supporting children and young people with their physical, social and emotional well-being
  • Be energetic and support young people to engage in activities such as swimming, sports, games and life skills
  • Inspire children and young people to reach their full potential in life
  • Complete and maintain administrative records as required by the Home and legislation
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships
  • Have a good knowledge of safeguarding and child protection.

You will be working as part of a team in a shift pattern working various shifts on a rota basis which will include some sleep-ins.  The successful candidate will need to be flexible to accommodate this. 

Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS and Referencing Check

A driving licence is essential for this role and it is preferable that this has been held for at least three years. 

In return, we can offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on going training including qualifications in Health and Social care
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • SMART Pension option.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend Interview.

If this rewarding job sounds like the role for you, please click apply now to complete an online application.


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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