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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Northwich, Cheshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,069.48 per annum plus £35 per sleep in (5-10 sleep ins per month)


39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a Residential Support Worker to join our children’s home in Northwich, Cheshire.  Our home supports up to three young people aged between 8 - 18 years old with emotional and behavioural difficulties.  Our children's home is based in a remote location, therefore the successful candidate must be able to drive and have access to your own transport.

As a Residential Support Worker you will be a key member of our team providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people throughout their day-to-day life.  Through a creative and caring approach you will build good relationships with both students and their families, supporting them in living as independently as possible.

This is a physically demanding role and staff will also need to 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.

We are looking for people with a great sense of humour and the following:

  • Reliable, friendly and caring to help our young people achieve their everyday goals including managing their behaviours, managing their risks, support their education and independence  
  • Able to support in house activities and hobbies
  • Attentive and inspire our young people to achieve more
  • A positive role model
  • Resilient and help manage some behaviours that challenge
  • Good writing and computer skills.

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.  Our Support Worker posts will suit people who are prepared to work a three week rolling rota comprising of early and late shifts covering weekdays and weekends.  This role will involve some long days and 5 to 10 sleep ins per month.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role (we can support with the training of this).  Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour.

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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