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Support Worker




Children's Home, Whiston, Rotherham

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,374.50 - £19,000 per annum (Dependent on experience and qualifications)


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Due to staff progression our Children's Home in Whiston, Rotherham, are currently recruiting Support Workers to join our team.

At our home in Whiston we have a professional, diverse and supportive team from a range of backgrounds that support our young people with everyday activities and day trips as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties.  We also achieved a ‘Good’ grading at our most recent Ofsted Inspection.

Our home currently supports 4 boys between the age of 9 - 18 that have emotional and behavioural difficulties and complex diagnoses such as ASD.  Your support will keep you active and occupied providing you with a range of new experiences whilst supporting our young people to build their self-esteem and learn life skills.

Our young people do have behaviours that challenge so you will need to be emotionally resilient and able to cope with change.  Due to the needs of our young people, we are specifically looking for candidates who drive.

As part of your role, you will be required to complete a Level 3 qualification in Residential Childcare funded by us.


  • Shift patterns: Early 7:30am - 15:30pm, late 14:00pm - 22:30pm & Full Day 7:30am - 22:30pm
  • Occasional sleep in duties may be required at £35 per shift.


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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