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Senior Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Bromley, London

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £26,340.64 including sleep ins


39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Do you want a career where you change the lives of our young people?  

Our children's home in Bromley provides a high standard of care and support for young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour.  To succeed, we need people who share our passion for making a difference and ideally have previous experience of working with challenging behaviour.  We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare and expect all staff to share this commitment.

What we’d like our Senior Support Workers to have:

  • A Level 3 qualification in Residential Childcare or equivalent
  • A clean driving license for at least 3 years as our Senior Support Workers are required to support with day trips, school runs, hospital appointments and other outings as required for this post
  • 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.

In general our shifts are 24 hours starting at 8am or 9am with a sleep in attached taking you through to the next morning.  If you are working full time this would be 3 days a week. Weekends, Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year will be worked on a rota basis.

Some of the duties involved in this role are transporting children to home visits, doctors appointments, education and activities as well as the day to day running of their individual routine. 

We require applicants to hold a clean driving license for at least 3 years due to the nature of this role.  Senior Support Workers will also get involved with preparing meals, paperwork, risk assessments, completing daily records and medication sheets.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

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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