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Support Worker

  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • Salary: £17,364 - 20,344 per year
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Priory Education and Children's Services

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About the job

Inspire Others, Build your Career and get £500*

Our ambitious and energetic colleagues help make our company what it is and we are looking for more people who have got what it takes.

The environments we work in can be challenging so the people that join us need to have a passion for the work we do and be strong role models for the young people we support.

Because we want you to get off to the best start with us we are giving you an extra £250 to you when you first start with us, and then when you are settled in in 6 months' time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work.

Where you'll be working

Our children's home in Ipswich is an innovation project for young people that are experiencing improving or declining mental health. We have registered mental health nurses and an integrative psychotherapist on site alongside the care team. We are registered as a home for 5 young people at any one time, as well as providing an outreach service for young people that have moved on from our care. We also have an observation room on site which can be used for caring for young people in crisis.

Our Support Worker roles in Ipswich offer a salary of: £17,364 - £20,344, and an additional £35.00 per sleep in.


As a Support Worker you'll be doing the following:

Manage the well-being and behaviour of young people ensuring behaviours are addressed promptly and sensitively.
Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of care plans
Support young people in daily activities such as meal times, attendance of appointments, contact with members of their family, social outings, health and fitness, medication, promoting independence and social behaviour.
Support and encourage educational engagement
Safeguard both young people and the general public.

It is preferable that the successful candidate has 3 years driving experience and a clean license.


A family is 24/7 and so are we. We use a rota system to ensure the people in our homes get the care they need.

As a Support Worker at our home in Ipswich, you can expect to work shifts ranging from 8 - 15 hours per day, over a 3 - 4 day week. These may also include an occasional sleep-in shift.


Priory Group now offer a Career Pathway to all of our employees that allows you to build your skills and plan for your future career, find out more by following the link:


You can also share your journey using #priorycareers


The other benefits you'll get when you join us:

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • SMART Pension option

What's next?

To apply, just click the link below. Our application form captures information to help keep children safe so thank you for taking the time to complete it.

If you have questions and want to find out more call or email -




*Candidates that have been referred by a priory colleague or an agency will not be eligible

For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children's Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all 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.

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