Team Leader

Priory Education
£16,810 - 17,300 per year
24 Sep 2018
19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

Underhills Childrens Home is part of the Priory specicalist service. Underhills childrens home is a registered home for up to three children who have complex needs which may include autistic spectrum disorder ( ASD ) and complex associated difficulties. This home is open 52 weeks per year.

Underhill’s accommodates and has provision for young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties who are starting to engage with methods of behaviour management and assistance with their emotional needs. These young people have usually experienced multiple care and Education placement breakdowns, have little confidence or trust in adults and poor relationship-building abilities. As a result of their past, they often have a low self-image and a low self-esteem. The young people are labelled with ADD, ADHD and various conduct disorders and have a Statement of Educational Needs as a result of emotional and behavioural difficulties. We provide a warm, welcoming, relaxed, yet structured environment, which encourages young people to develop social, educational and practical skills to enjoy and achieve, and to lead a fulfilling life in beautiful surroundings.

We believe all aspects of residential life should have a positive outcome. Care, Education and Therapy objectives are of equal importance and are combined in the construction of individual programmes, which will be used to help alleviate problems, challenge low expectations and develop potential and return young people to their own communities when appropriate. Our work is based on the within a ‘relational model’ whereby there is a premise that mankind seek to establishment authentic, meaningful connections in relationships. When there is a disconnection in relationships for example through childhood experiences (bereavement, attachment issues, neglect, trauma, and abuse), the result’s impact on emotional and psychological wellbeing. Within a relational framework we (as trustworthy adults) support young people by establishing safe and positive connections as our basis to providing interventions and encouraging positive change.

The working shift pattern is based on a 3 weekly rota,

Week One - Tuesday/ Friday

Week Two - Monday/ Thursday

Week Three - Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday

These will all include Slep in shifts


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.

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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