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Stroud Self Harm

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£27,000 to £30,000


Full time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. 

Job Advert Role Description

The social worker co-ordinates, negotiates and manages the mandatory processes and procedures to ensure the unit’s compliance with current legislation and statutory regulation; taking appropriate action to preserve the psycho-social and socio-economic circumstance of assigned clients attending Priory units; needs assessments of clients and their families and identification of relevant resources pre and post discharge.

1. To conduct a comprehensive and objective evaluation of the client's current status,
environment and functional abilities, including risk assessment of clients, staff and the wider

2. Manages, monitors and reviews an assigned caseload ascertaining the socio-economic
circumstances of clients, ensuring that the relevant people are made aware of the clients
situation. Maintains accurate and timely records detailing each patient’s rehabilitation /

3. To take the lead on POVA or Child Protection issues and take appropriate action with those
statutory services. To apply working knowledge of statutory and company policies and
procedures to set a strategy for protecting potentially vulnerable clients.

4. Assists and supports colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting changes in
legislation and statutory regulations.

5. To collaborate and to act as main contact between relatives, agencies and other official
organisations co-ordinating negotiations and communications regarding admissions,
discharges and long-term needs.

6. To co-ordinate health, rehabilitation, social service, medico-legal and voluntary agencies to
ensure an individually tailored programme is provided for each client, to establish the
necessary level of care and to liaise with external agencies to help obtain the funding and
services necessary to meet ongoing needs.

7. Responsible for the supervision and practice teaching of students and trainees assigned to the unit

It is important to note that at this point, the role does not involve case management responsibilities. Rather, the successful candidate would work in tandem with the case manager, with a specific focus on social wellbeing and development, safeguarding and local authority liaison.

It is an excellent opportunity to have an important role within a relatively small team to ensure that the service is meeting it's duty to the young people that use it.

Due to the unique nature of the services, it is strongly recommend to visit the homes and meet with key team members to get a clear understanding of the role and the work. 

The role will cover four Priory Education and Children’s Services across the Stroud, supporting young people with self harming behaviours and eating disorders, as well as comorbid conditions.

Division DBS info


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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