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Assessment and Transition Director





Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £70,000 per annum, dependent on experience



Job Advert - Division Information

Priory's purpose is “To Make a Real and Lasting Difference for everyone we support”. Working alongside our Healthcare Team to help support transitions for individuals from hospital into community based settings.

This role is offered on a hybrid remote basis, the successful applicant must have a Driving Licence and access to a car.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Assessment & Transition Director for Complex Autism to join the team and support our growing business. Reporting to the Service Development Director - Adult Care, the Assessment & Transition Director will be responsible for:

  • Reporting to the Adult Care SDD, the Assessment & Transition Director for Complex Autism is accountable for supporting sites to assess and transition service users with complex autism into services to prevent placement breakdown.   
  • To have an overview of assessments; ensuring thorough assessments take place and detailed accordingly
  • The role will work collaboratively with the, Managing Directors, Operations Directors and Service Development to appropriately place, ensure site is ready and see them through till settlement. 
  • The role will work cross divisionally with Healthcare supporting pathways to community placements from Healthcare hospitals
  • To lead on BTP within Healthcare and ensure a community plan is in place

Job Advert Location Description

Assessment and Transition Director duties include but are not limited to:

  • Accountable for proactively driving improvements in performance and quality, ensuring there is consistency of delivery across all Autism Services to ensure quality indicators, care standards and regulatory requirements are met. This will require collaborative working with the Quality Team.
  • Strategically identify quality issues and operationally set objectives with Autism services and key stakeholders. Develop measures and ensure the tracking and monitoring of their progress, continually driving and positioning quality to be embedded in service delivery.
  • Accountable for working collaboratively with the Operations Director to ensure the workforce in Autism services are competent to care for people with autism, creating a caring environment that yields positive service user outcomes and experience. 

Job Advert Role Description

What we would like from the Assessment and Transition Director:

  • Understanding of statutory regulations across all four UK countries
  • Passionate about providing high quality care and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership and decision making skills
  • Forward thinking, proactive and solution focussed
  • Ability to deal with multiple issues at once and prioritise effectively in a highly dynamic environment
  • High levels of integrity and commitment to delivering outstanding outcomes for service users
  • Recognised relevant qualification at QCF Level 5 or higher, or relevant degree qualification desirable

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What we would like to give you:

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Online discounts and cashback rewards
  • SMART pension
  • Technology scheme (qualifying period)
  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Career pathways programme

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the full job description attached prior to making an application.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy ahead of the closing date if a successful applicant is appointed.

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