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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,069.48 per annum plus £35 per sleep in


39 hours per week (15 hour shifts with sleep ins, approx 10 - 11 shifts per month)

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in this sector.

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

Our children's home in Wisbech are seeking a committed Residential Support Worker to join our friendly support team.

We are a small and nurturing home in Wisbech that cares for four young people between the ages of 8 - 18 with emotional and behavioural needs.  Our young people are supported at the home and in the community and are encouraged to undertake various activities and hobbies to increase their confidence and sense of belonging.  We have a lovely home that supports independence and self-care skills so the young people can be independent in the future.  We are currently rated as Good with Ofsted but hope to improve on this further.  Everyone that visits talks about how homely and child focused the home is.

This role involves:

  • Day to day care for our young people, ensuring their needs are being met and that they feel cared for and valued 
  • The expectation around maintaining the ethos and boundaries of the home are to a high standard
  • Demonstrating forward thinking, planning and maintaining the systems already in place
  • Striving to give our young people as many new experiences as possible and to provide them with the right tools to break the cycle of negative behaviour
  • Aiming to give the young people different coping strategies via positive role modelling and rewards for positive behaviour.

It is an essential requirement for this role that the successful candidate has a current valid driving license.

Our Residential Support Workers form part of a rolling rota pattern working 15 hour shifts that include 10 - 11 sleep ins per month.  The sleep in rate is £35 per shift.

What we'd like from you

  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness
  • A strong 'can do' attitude
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous experience in a special needs environment/school would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support.

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

You can be part of something special

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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