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Assistant Care Co-ordinator

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Newbury Manor School, Newbury Nr Mells, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3RG

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£25,000 per annum


Average 45 hours per week, term time only

Job Advert Role Description

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.

Newbury Manor School is a specialist school for 30 young people aged 7 to 19 who have autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of needs, from those who are broadly average in their ability to others, who have more severe learning difficulties.

We provide a total environment where young people are offered safe, secure and predictable surroundings in which they can come to understand their own areas of difficulties and learn skills and techniques in order to overcome them. This ensures that they are able to fulfil their potential socially, academically, physically and spiritually and enable them to rebuild their low self-esteem and self-belief.

We take pride in the environment we can offer. The school is located in a beautiful, quiet, rural location in Somerset in a Georgian manor house, which has a range of outbuildings and extensive grounds. Our ethos was created in the belief that a positive, supportive, achieving culture is essential for good pupil progress. We seek to maximise independence and individual potential so pupils gain the skills to live happy, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a strong, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who has a sound knowledge of ASD and who can demonstrate high standards of knowledge and experience of working within statutory guidelines with adults or children with challenging, complex and diverse needs. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the Care Co-ordinator to help lead and direct a team of staff to develop and ensure the implementation of excellent standards of care.  Working with a multidisciplinary team, you will liaise with others including the Head Teacher and Compliance Manager to maintain excellent quality standards and ensure compliance with governance and statutory regulations.

You will act as an effective mentor and role model to the care team; leading by example and ensuring safe and compliant care practices are adhered to by all care staff at all times.

You must hold a minimum level 3 Diploma qualification in relevant care/children and young people related area and be willing to work towards level 4.  To enable us to offer a full and varied range of activities to our young people a clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.

You will benefit from a bespoke induction programme and the support and guidance of your senior care colleagues across Priory Education Services.

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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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