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Senior Support Worker




Elm Cottage, 7 Lucerne Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester, CO7 7YB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£10.70 per hour



Job Advert Role Description

Senior Support Worker

Job Description: 

To provide the highest standard of person centred support and care to the people who use our
service, maintaining dignity and respect, enabling them to lead as independent lives as possible and realise their potential.

Ensure own actions and behaviour and through the effective supervision of Support Workers, the service complies with corporate policy and local procedures, statutory regulations and quality standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervises and supports the delivery of person centred support and care, ensuring that the people who use our service have any personal needs or requirements met; including personal care, participation in activities and support with daily living tasks.
  • Supervises support workers in delivery and supports people who use our service in achieving their outcomes in the way that they choose.
  • Support staff in own team to maintain effective professional relationships with the people who use the service, their families, colleagues, outside agencies and other professionals referring any issues to senior staff as appropriate.
  • Acting as a positive role model, provide effective supervision and guidance for own team contributing to their performance and professional development.
  • Inputs into development of local procedures and supervises staff in own team to ensure all actions comply with policy and procedure and are in line with regulatory, statutory and compliance requirements and meet quality standards.
  • To undertake key working responsibility for individual service users, supporting the individual to plan goals and personal outcomes and ensure that these are comprehensively documented and reviewed.
  • The role holder should have a flexible and innovative approach to their work and be able to facilitate and support service users in decision making, promoting choice and involvement at all times.
  • The role holder should present the service in a positive light and should be proactive in making suggestions for how to improve the service.

Knowledge & Skills

  • NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care or related area or equivalent or higher recognised qualification. N.B.
  • It is not anticipated that all new recruits to the role will have NVQ 3 qualification, although they should have a minimum of NVQ 2 and will commence the attainment process within six months of joining and will have a specific time period in which to qualify to NVQ 3.

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.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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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