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Residential Support Worker




Children's Home - South Ayrshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£20,335 - £21,169 (£9.75 - £10.15)


40 hours per week (12 hour shifts, 7 days over 14)

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 staff in the sector.

Our specialist children's home in the South Ayrshire area are seeking a full time permanent Residential Support Worker to join our team.  This opportunity would suit those who are professional, skilled and caring individuals.

We are keen to hear from those experienced professionals who are passionate about making a difference for young people and have, or are working towards the attainment of, the relevant qualifications and registrations.

Duties include:

  • Assist in the delivery of the total care and education needs of children and young people through supporting and guiding each child and young person to be safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included
  • Follow guidance to manage the financial requirements of the young people within the agreed systems
  • Accompany children and young people to various events and meetings off site, such as family visits, activities, health appointments and review meetings
  • Participate in report writing and assessments of children and young people
  • Implement strategies that support individual children and young people to achieve positive outcomes
  • Be clear about curricular pathways in order to promote and support young people and children to actively participate in their learning opportunities throughout the day as part of their lifelong learning.
  • Model engagement with children and young people in physical activities, hobbies and interests to promote their health and wellbeing and strengthen their relationships with others
  • Be flexible and work within Aspire’s rota management across all resources.

The successful candidate will also assist the GIRFEC Senior Practitioners and Residential Services Manager in the care planning process and in achieving our high quality standards. 

The successful applicant should have the following:-

  • Must hold a current UK driving licence
  • Working towards or completion of HNC Social Care / SVQ 3 which is a minimum requirement
  • You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) if your application is successful
  • Successful candidates will receive a generous package and excellent training and development opportunities.

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. 

Your Benefits

  • 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

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

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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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