Team Manager

  • Full-time
  • Hours Type: School Residential Days
  • Contract Type: Permanent

Company Description

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with complex autism aged between 5-25 years.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a cutting edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism.

Job Description

Using your experience of autism care, as a Team Manager you are responsible for being a practice lead and for the day-to-day organisation of a team of autism professionals. 

Through role modelling outstanding working practices, providing coaching, and mentoring you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people aligned with their individual learning outcomes and development goals. 

In conjunction with the Learning & Wellbeing Management team, our Team Mangers are responsible for the day to day organisation of a team of Autism Practitioners. Role modelling outstanding working practices our Team Managers ensure the health and wellbeing of the young people in the home.

Using your experience and knowledge of complex autism and/or learning disabilities care you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Line manage, coach and mentor a team of Autism Practitioners

Support the recruitment and induction process as necessary

Manage staff attendance including sickness and other absence

Manage staff performance including monthly check-in's, conduct, performance improvement, staff risk assessments and development plans

Ensure the use of autism friendly strategies (Prior Approach) to provide learning & wellbeing support to young people

Understand and support others to understand and implement young people’s This Is Me plans

Carry out personal care for young people in line with their This Is Me plans

Monitor and manage accuracy and timely completion of young people’s information within Prior Insight ensuring This Is Me plans are accurately maintained

Ensure young people's timetables are accurately reflected on Prior Insight

Manage overall young people’s attendance

Ensure Safeguarding procedures are followed keeping young people safe from risk of harm and/or abuse

Ensure that young people’s health needs are met including medication administration

Ensure young people’s clothing/shoes, possessions and personal finances are safely managed

Ensure regular contact is maintained with young people’s parents and key stakeholders

Undertake Key Worker responsibilities for assigned young people

You will be expected to work Early and Late shifts across a 7 day week – 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. 

Early Shift (7.00 AM – 16.00 PM) Late Shift (14.00 – 22.00 PM)


Diploma / NVQ Level 3 – Health and Social Care (or equivalent)

Health & Social Care Diploma Level 5 (or willing to work towards it)

Additional Information

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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