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Reference

PRI29881

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time

Salary

FTE £16,878 per annum

Hours

15 - 45 hours per week, term time only

Job Advert Role Description

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.

Successful candidates will contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the social and independence activities and experiences, which enhance the learning and development of children and young people.  You will be required to support young people in accessing their planned activities, including some aspects of personal care.

A crucial element of this role is to ensure the social and emotional development of our students by role modelling.

The successful candidate will hold the following qualities:-

  • The ability to work flexibly across a shift system including early, late and weekend shifts
  • You must also be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • QCF level 3 Diploma in relevant care/children & young people related area or equivalent or higher recognised qualification.

N.B. It is not anticipated that all new recruits to the role will have QCF Level 3 qualification but will commence the attainment process within six months of joining and will have a specific time period in which to qualify.

A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.

What we’d like to give you:

  • Sponsored access to Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare (if not already obtained)
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Priory Group Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Reduced price Gym membership
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards
  • Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

Division DBS info

We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

https://www.priorycareerpathways.com/

References

For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services 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.

 

Disclosure

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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Glassdoor

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Overview/Working-at-Priory-Group-EI_IE37118.11,23.htm

Indeed

https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Priory-Education

 

Closing Date

02/08/2019