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Residential Support Worker




Children’s Home Hingham

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,137.60 per annum


40 hours per week on average (Shifts are generally 08:00 - 23:00 or 15:00 - 23:00 any combination of Mondays - Sundays)

Job Advert Role Description

Inspire Others, Build your Career

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

As a member of our team, you’ll help in supporting and inspiring our young people whilst we support you to learn and gain qualifications within care.

We currently have a vacancy at our home near Watton in Norfolk for a Support Worker.  You will be a key member of our team providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users.  Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible.  Participation in activities is key for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.  Experience however is not essential providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support. Due to the location it is essential that you are a competent driver and have held a licence for a minimum of three years.

Where you’ll be working

Our residential children’s home near Watton in Norfolk which offers support for young people with Social Emotional Behaviour Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Autism.  We can accommodate up to 6 young people both male and female between the age of 11 and 18.  The home operates 24 hours a day and is open 52 weeks per year.

What we'd like from you:

  • A willingness to undertake a level 3 - 4 Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce and complete within 2 yrs of employment (essential)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong "can do" attitude.

The young people we support may display a range of behaviour that could result in a challenge for them and others around them. The emotions and behaviours the young people feel and or present with could result from an array of life experiences and or challenges that they have endured, so we are looking for people who can can work to our ethos of promoting an environment that is caring, nurturing, compassionate and safe. We are committed to providing an environment and culture which reflects the positive aspects of a family home and where young people have the opportunity to experience being a valuable contributor to the home

Shifts are generally 08:00 - 23:00 or 15:00 - 23:00 any combination of Mondays - Sundays.

What we'd like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards.

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 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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