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Team Leader




Children’s home, Southampton, SO40

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£21,397 per annum (inclusive of sleep-ins)


37.5 hours a week

Job Advert Role Description

We currently have a Team Leader opportunity within our Children's Home. 

We are looking to recruit committed Team Leaders to strengthen our support teams.  You will be responsible for supervising a team of Support Workers, providing day to day care for our young people, supporting them in activities, education and statutory meetings relating to their time in residential care.  Working as a team, you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of housekeeping.

Experience of working in a Residential Childcare setting or working with young people with challenging behaviour is an advantage. We welcome applications from those with no experience but who are willing to train. All staff undertake relevant training leading to a nationally recognised Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4 (previously Diploma Level 3).

We offer a unique integration of education, care and therapy to young people aged 5 to 19 with complex needs, some of whom may also be on the autistic spectrum. All of the roles require passion and enthusiasm, excellent communications skills, high levels of self motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to support our young people to achieve.

You will be required to work approximately 8 shifts on a transparent 3 week rolling rota basis.

The successful candidate will need to have held a driving license for at least three years and have no more than six points. This role is to start as soon as possible.

  • 3 week rolling shift pattern
  • Average of 37.5 hours a week, including evening and weekend working (1 in 3 weekends off)
  • Sleep-in allowance of £35.00 (approx. 1 per week)
  • 33 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled on-going face to face training and CPD planning
  • Funded Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4 (previously Diploma Level 3) included as part of role
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.

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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