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Wolverton Court, Alkham Valley Road, Alkham, Dover, Kent, CT15 7DS

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




40 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Adult Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist adult care services. Our aim is to provide the right support in the right home for all the individuals we accommodate.

With community-based residential care settings, as well as a network of supported living services, we support adults over the age of 18 with autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and behaviours that challenge. We also offer a range of residential and nursing care settings for older people with varying levels of need.

Job Advert Location Description

Wolverton Court is a residential home that supports four adults with autism, learning disabilities and who may present with severely challenging behaviour. We use a person centred approach to meet the needs of the individuals we support, and promote positive life outcomes. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our dynamic team.

Sandwich Road is a specialist learning disability service that provides assessment and a range of high quality, specialist services to people with learning disabilities, who may at times present behaviours that challenge.

Job Advert Role Description

Key responsibilities:

•Ensure that all colleagues provide excellent standards of support to the people we

support, with a focus on positive outcomes, promoting choice and independence and

positive behavioural support.

•Ensure that all support plans are person-centred, reviewed and updated regularly.

•Maintain a profitable service through monitoring of cost control, effective use of

resources, maintaining high occupancy levels, fee adjustments and effective


•Ensure that the service achieves and remains compliant with regulatory standards,

health and safety, financial regulations, company policies and procedures.

•Maintain a full complement of staff within the service through recruitment, colleague

engagement and retention, and the effective use of bank staff to cover staff


•Ensure that all service colleagues have completed all mandatory and specialist


•Ensure all colleague supervisions and annual appraisals are completed on time and

with quality and the full participation of colleagues, to support their continuous

professional development.

•Achieve excellent outcomes from internal and external audits/inspections of the


•Investigate thoroughly any alleged misconduct, maltreatment or abuse reported in

the service and take appropriate follow-up action.

•Ensure the service has a positive reputation and good relationships with people in the

local community, families and friends of the people we support and potential


•Take responsibility for own personal development and attendance at training.

•Ensure excellent knowledge of current policies, procedures and governance affecting

the service and the company.

•Ensure incidents at the service are recorded appropriately and reported to the

relevant internal and external people/department, and that appropriate follow-up

action is taken.

•Ensure that the culture within the service is enabling for the people we support,


actively promoting personalised services with maximum involvement and choice.

•Where appropriate, enable the people we support to move on to supported living, in

liaison with colleagues from Supporting You wherever possible.

•Become a Registered Manager with the appropriate regulatory body.

•To uphold and consistently role model and promote Priory’s purpose and


- Putting people first: We put the needs of our service users above all else.

- Being a family: We support our employees, our service users and their families

when they need us most.

- Acting with integrity: We are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other

with respect.

- Being positive: We see the best in our service users and each other and we strive

to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes.

- Striving for excellence: For over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service

users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve

the services we provide.

Division DBS info


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.

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