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Senior Support Worker




Talocher Farmhouse

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,000 per annum plus £40 per sleep in rate


37.5 hours per week (Shifts ranging from the hours of 08.00am - 23.00pm plus sleep ins)

Job Advert Role Description

Inspire Others, Build your Career

​We are looking for passionate, energetic and aspirational individuals to join us as a Senior Support Worker.

Talocher Farmhouse is a registered Children’s Home which can accommodate a maximum of eight young people of either gender usually ranging in age from 10-18 years. 

As a Senior Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing day to day care for our young people, supporting them in their daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour.

Our Senior Support Workers ensure all health needs are met along with supporting our young people to achieve in their education, increasing self-esteem and equipping them with the knowledge and ability to keep themselves safe.  Our staff ensure the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs are always met.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is essential for this role.  Successful applicants will have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 

Due to the remote location of our home, a valid clean driving license is essential.


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 Senior Support Worker, our shifts include working some weekends and bank holidays.

Please see an example of the rolling rota pattern over 3 weeks below.

Week 1: Tuesday & Saturday

Week 2: Wednesday & Friday

Week 3: Monday, Thursday & Saturday

Staff could work a shift ranging from the hours of 08.00am - 23.00pm.

Approximately 5 sleep in’s a month are required.  A typical sleep is 23.00pm – 07.30am.

Benefits when you join us:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Priory Group Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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.

What’s next?

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

If you have questions and want to find out more please contact Claire or Jayne on 01952 432660 between the hours 9-5pm (Mon-Fri).

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.

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 may be requested prior to interview for 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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