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Support Worker




Elm Park, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7RT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory group is one of the UK’s leading provider of independent specialist secure and step-down services for people with mental illness, personality disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and brain injuries. 
Elm Park Services is based in the Colchester area that specialise in supporting rehabilitation for patients with acquired brain injuries. We have a 17 bedded Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Ardleigh which specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of male adult residents (18+ years) in a locked hospital setting. Then there are two community houses which offer open community rehabilitation services for men and women with a traumatic or acquired brain injury.


Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a passionate support worker to work as part of a team providing 24-hour nursing care and rehabilitation to residents, under the guidance of nursing and medical staff. You will required to work both days and nights as required by the service needs.
Please note this advert may close early due to a high level of applications

Role and responsibilities include: 
• Promoting and encouraging independence
• Providing assistance with daily activities and supporting with personal care
• Preventing and reducing risk of harm
• Liaise with outside agencies and other professionals to ensure that the rehabilitation programmes and care plans are being facilitated.
• Enabling Service Users to meet their outcomes and develop goals
• Preferably previous experience within healthcare and mental health but not essential as support will be given. 
• Provide satisfactory professional references
• Enhanced DBS
• Providing person centred support and able to promote independent living
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Adaptability, commitment and resilience
• Ability to work as part of a team 
•          Ideally you will hold a NVQ in health and social care or be willing to study the qualification.

What we offer: 
• Free on-site parking 
• Starting 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increased up to 30 days dependant on length of service) 
• Free meals when on shift 
• Online benefits and cashback rewards 
• Comprehensive continued personal development training 
• Cycle to work scheme 
• Enhanced Disclosure check paid 
• Childcare Vouchers 
• Pension 
• Employee referral scheme 

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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