Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Unsted Park Sixth Form is specifically designed to allow young people aged 16 to 19 with Asperger's Syndrome, higher functioning autism and associated learning difficulties to build a post 16 curriculum that is tailored to their individual needs and ambitions.
The focus of the whole school approach is in three core areas: education, independence and integration - based on these core areas we provide individual, child-centred programmes which recognise individual abilities and strengths and help students to reach their full potential.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive professional to fulfil the role of Deputy Head of Care. The successful candidate will assist our Head of Care in the leadership and management of our residential setting. This will include ensuring the smooth running of our living and learning environment, and contributing to our range of care and independence programmes. Along with experience of working within a special needs environment, you will need an NVQ3 or QCF Diploma Level 3 in an area relating to Care/Children & Young People. Additionally, the post holder will be required to hold a UK driving licence and be prepared to drive all school vehicles.
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.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.
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.