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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,069.48 per annum plus £35 per sleep in


39 hours per week (15 hour shifts with sleep ins, approx 10 - 11 shifts per month)

Job Advert Role Description

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

Our children's home in Wisbech are seeking a committed Residential Support Worker to join our friendly support team.

We are a small and nurturing home in Wisbech that cares for four young people between the ages of 8 - 18 with emotional and behavioural needs.  Our young people are supported at the home and in the community and are encouraged to undertake various activities and hobbies to increase their confidence and sense of belonging.  We have a lovely home that supports independence and self-care skills so the young people can be independent in the future.  We are currently rated as Good with Ofsted but hope to improve on this further.  Everyone that visits talks about how homely and child focused the home is.

This role involves:

  • Day to day care for our young people, ensuring their needs are being met and that they feel cared for and valued 
  • The expectation around maintaining the ethos and boundaries of the home are to a high standard
  • Demonstrating forward thinking, planning and maintaining the systems already in place
  • Striving to give our young people as many new experiences as possible and to provide them with the right tools to break the cycle of negative behaviour
  • Aiming to give the young people different coping strategies via positive role modelling and rewards for positive behaviour.

It is an essential requirement for this role that the successful candidate has a current valid driving license.

Our Residential Support Workers form part of a rolling rota pattern working 15 hour shifts that include 10 - 11 sleep ins per month.  The sleep in rate is £35 per shift.

What we'd like from you

  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness
  • A strong 'can do' attitude
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous experience in a special needs environment/school would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

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.

*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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