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Waking Night Residential Support Worker




Arden Care & College, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TZ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,606.16 per annum (£8.91 per hour)


38 hours per week 4 x 22.00pm start 07.30am finish (minimum one weekend shift)

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Because we want you to get off to the best start with us, we are giving you a fantastic Welcome Bonus of £1000 when you join us (Pro-rata for part time staff)

From 1st September 2021 our salaries will be increasing to £18,989.36 per annum  (£9.61  per hour) 

We are currently recruiting for Waking Night Residential Support Workers to join their family at Arden Care & College part of the Priory Education & Children’s Services.

Located in the heart of Southport on the west coast of Lancashire, the college offers extensive learning and work experience opportunities within the local community, with the aim of increasing independence and employability skills for our pupils.

This position is to work 38 hours per week, 4 x 22.00pm start 07.30am finish (minimum one weekend shift)

The main duties of this role are:

  • To ensure residents' safety during the night
  • Making regular checks when residents are asleep and offering support as required if they are awake
  • Administering medication as required
  • Keeping accurate records of any events and support delivered during the shift
  • Carrying out household duties such as cleaning and laundry
  • Maintaining effective communication with day staff, House Manager and On Call Manager as required
  • Address and report any Health and Safety or Safeguarding concerns immediately as per company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain up to date training compliance.

What we offer:

  • 33 days annual leave (Inc. bank holidays)
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • SMART Pension option

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

The Welcome Bonus will be payable in three instalments with the first instalment of £250 (pro-rata for part time staff) payment in your first full months’ salary following your start date; the second instalment of £250 (pro-rata for part time staff) will be paid upon successful completion of your probation period (6 months) and the final payment of the remaining balance after 12 months.

Arden College is a specialist residential college, providing specialist support and care for young people aged 16 to 25 with learning difficulties, including communication difficulties and/or behavioural support needs.

With a dedicated team of staff, we aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, enabling them to live as independently as possible and make their own life choices.

Our aim is to create a safe, secure and independent living environment where our young adults have a sense of belonging and a sense of ownership for their home. We are looking for residential support workers who will support our young people to develop the confidence and skills they need for the next stage of their lives.

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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 will be requested prior to interview for all 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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