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Support Worker




Rugeley School, Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, WS15 3JQ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,178 per annum (£9.32 per hour)


37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

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

From 1st September 2021 our salaries will be increasing to £19,305 per annum  (£9.90 per hour) with additional hours over 37.5 per week  paid at an additional 25%

37.5 hours per week with 33 days annual leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays)

This is to work days and weekends and there are no sleep-ins required. We will also give you sponsored access to Diploma Level 4 in Residential Childcare (if not already obtained)

Change Lives, Learn and Earn

Our two children’s homes in Rugeley are looking for Support Workers that are passionate about changing lives. You don’t need previous experience but you will need a can do attitude and a willingness to learn. 

Our team currently care for young people between 12-19 who have autism and can display challenging behaviours.  Our cosy home has a sensory room, dark den and an outdoor play area and as a Support Worker you will take part in activities including baking, day trips, holidays and activities in the local Blithbury community.

The role can be challenging at times so you will need to be resilient and adaptable but there is also fun to be had!

Our experienced team have all completed qualifications in their roles progressing their careers and there are plenty of opportunities to help you on your own career pathway.

If you want a secure career where you can change your life, get qualifications and earn whilst you do it apply now!

Duties include:

  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Manage the well-being and behaviour of young people ensuring behaviours are addressed promptly and sensitively
  • Support young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies and advocating their needs
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting
  • You will provide or assist with personal care and promote a healthy lifestyle.

As a support worker you will need to be flexible and willing to work rotating shifts covering week days and weekends, early shift 7am to 4pm and a late is 3pm to 22.00pm.

What we’d like to give you:

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Monthly £1000 lotto
  • Access to high street discounts and cash back rewards
  • Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

And more…

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

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 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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