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Support Worker




Children's Home - Chesterfield

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,000 - £18,000 per annum + £35 sleep in allowance


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are recruiting for Residential Support Worker’s to join our family. 

As a residential support worker you will be a key member of our children’s home team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people throughout their day-to-day life.  You must be approachable and able to communicate with children of all ages.

Because we want you to get off to the best start with us, we are giving you £250 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.

Moorfield House and Moor Farm Cottage are semi rural Children’s Home on the outskirts of Temple Normanton village and Calow near Chesterfield.  We care for up to 8 young people aged 9 - 16 years of age who exhibit behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.

Moor Farm Cottage/Moorfield House replicates a caring, family environment that provides the opportunities that will hopefully one day help our young people to lead positive and rewarding lives. 

The successful candidate will be required to build good relationships with both young people and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible..

This is a physically demanding role, you must have the confidence to deal with the challenging behaviours 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.

Successful applicants must ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour, however if you have the right personality we will support you to gain and develop the experience you need.


A family is 24/7 and so are we.  As a residential support worker you must be flexible as the home uses a rota comprising of early and late shifts covering weekdays and weekends.  This role does not require any contractual ‘sleep-in’ duties but may be occasionally asked to cover sleep in.

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
  • 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.

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.

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

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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