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Senior Support Worker




Talocher Farmhouse

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


Up to £21,270.34 per annum plus £40 per sleep in


37.5 hours per week (term time only)

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We want you to get off to the best start with us so 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!

We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to join our team as a Senior Residential 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. 

Do you have previous experience of working within Residential Childcare?

Do you have a Level 3 qualification in Children's Residential Childcare or Children & Young Peoples Workforce?

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.

Due to the remote location of our home, a full driving license is essential for this role.

Our Senior Residential Support Workers support with the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • Assisting the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs and to ensure that they achieve their full potential
  • Writing and maintaining placement and risk management plans
  • Supporting and encouraging educational engagement.

To ensure the young people are cared for in a consistent manner, a rota system is in place which includes sleeping in duties and being away from home for a couple of days at a time. This provides the young people with the needed security and nurture they have often missed through their childhood. However whilst you are on shift the home will become a comfortable space for you as day to day living is very similar to that of your own home. All home comforts including meals are provided.

Being a part of a rota system then also means you have similar time to spend at home; which is a bonus.

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.

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.

Talocher Farmhouse & Granary children’s home is a registered home for up to eight young people aged 10 to 18 who have complex needs which may include social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.  The home has two areas that are able to offer a variety of different care packages. This home is open 38 weeks per year and offers a variety of placements.

*Candidates referred through an agency or a Priory employee are not eligible for the joining bonus

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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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