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Althea Park House, 51 Stratford Road, Stroud, GL5 4AJ

Priory Group Division



£12 p/h



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

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Waking Night Shift – Eating Disorders
Stroud – GL5
£12 per hour.

Hours are 10pm-8am, 10 hour shifts. We are looking for people to do 2, 3 or 4 nights per week.

Are you looking for a career change in 2024? Priory Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments and we are looking for caring, compassionate people to join us.

This fantastic opportunity will be based at Althea Park House, our 7-bedded Victorian Town House residential home located in Stroud, which provides a home from home care setting for males and females, aged 17 - 25, with an eating disorder. The site also includes The Anchor, our 3-bedded Semi-Independent Step-Down home.  This provision is part of Priory’s Transitional Living Services for Young People and Young Adults, offering individuals the best possible care in their recovery journey.

We can offer you the support and training you need from beginning your career in healthcare to working your way to your next advancement, we can provide both fully funded study support and training to help you form the career you want. We offer very specific training around the role, including a 4-day Eating Disorders Course.

As an Eating Disorder Support Worker you will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to support bespoke care plans which focus on how to manage the symptoms of their eating disorder and other co-morbid diagnoses, alongside supporting our patients in building skills for independence in the community. It is this ‘live’ approach to life skills that makes such a significant difference to a patient’s outcomes. This is carried out across 7 days a week.

Hours are 10pm to 8am - 10 hour shifts.

We are looking for people to do 2, 3 or 4 nights per week.

Waking Night shift: 10pm-8am

To be successful, you will need:

Good communication skills
Ability to work flexibility
Basic Literacy skills
Common sense approach to problem solving.
Basic numeracy skills
Motivation and initiative
Some appreciation of Mental Health problems
Enthusiastic approach to activities and skill building 


Education to GCSE Standard
NVQ or equivalent would be an advantage.

What we can offer you
In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing by a further day for every 2 years of service) to a maximum of 30
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings.
  • Free Fully funded development and career courses and qualifications, tailored around your career aspirations
  • QCF (was NVQ) in Adult Care Work
  • Free car parking
  • Supplemented meals
  • Employee benefits scheme (e.g., discounted shopping vouchers, interest free Apple Products loan scheme, Discounted meals at selected restaurants and Cashback on everyday shopping including retail and supermarkets)
  • Full onsite induction training and orientation programme

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.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

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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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