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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Northallerton, Darlington

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,750 - £20,500 per annum


37.5 hours per week (15 hour shifts including sleep in duties when required)

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Residential Support Worker to join our children's home based in Northallerton.

The role of Residential Support Worker is, but not limited to:

  • Supporting the young people in their day to day lives to develop their independent living skills
  • Transport young people to education, appointments and family visits
  • Maintain young persons individual care plans and risk assessments
  • Nurture, guide and develop young persons positive experience
  • Offer a range of enrichment activities and outings
  • Attend relevant meetings regarding the young people
  • Undertake and participate in required training for this role.

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

Due to the rural location of the home near Northallerton and duties involved supporting the young people, the successful candidate would need to be a car driver and have a valid driving licence.

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. As a Residential Support Worker you will take part in a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays. This role will include some double shifts with sleep in’s. Rotas are planned with advance notice.

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.

Our home is specifically designed to accommodate young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties within a homely residential environment, situated within a semi-rural picturesque location close to Northallerton.  Our home offers a range of nurturing and stimulating experiences in a therapeutic environment and ensuring that young people are able to access a variety of activities and outings within the local community and wider areas.

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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