As an Assistant Care Manager you will assist the Care Manager in the running of the homes. You will support them with leading and managing the staff teams across the homes through methods of coaching and mentoring, delivering their check ins, annual appraisals and team meetings.

Please note: Due to our location, a holder of a full UK driving licence is preferred for this role.

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Key job information:


Up to £35,000 per annum (dependent on qualification and experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Contract type: Permanent

Job description

The role of Assistant Care Manager

Using your experience of working in a special/complex needs environment with previous line management within a social care setting, you will be responsible for the completion of risk assessments for young people, community access, staff and the homes impact risk assessment.

You will:

  • Gain the support, trust and confidence of colleagues by providing effective communication, consultation and involvement in key areas of activity and decision making
  • Minimise staff conflicts by ensuring that values, standards of behaviour and performance are understood and observed, and that problem areas are discussed and dealt with.
  • In conjunction with the Care Manager, be responsible for the completion of risk assessments for young people, community access, staff and the homes impact risk assessment.
  • Lead best practice in autism care and learning, which respects and values each autistic child and / or adult.
  • Promote the Prior Approach and the ethos of Priors Court through demonstrating autism best practice and care whilst supporting the young people and mentoring staff.
  • To quality assure the homes documents, and young person's care plan or “This is me” documents to ensure these are of a good standard and ensure a high level of care is delivered, and young people are well, clean, and appropriately dressed.
  • Liaise with the workforce team to ensure staffing for the homes are meeting the needs of the young people.
  • You will be expected to work Early and Late shifts (to include bank holidays) across a seven-day week 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Our Early shift is from 7am to 4pm and the Late shift is 2pm to 10pm.

*Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 28th May with Interviews taking place on 4th, 5th and 6th June*

For the full list of responsibilities, please see the Assistant Care Manager job description.

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We also have vacancies for Autism Practitioners, Weekend Autism Practitioners, Night Autism Practitioners and Learning Autism Practitioners (term-time).

Qualifications and experience

  • Level 3 or 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care.
  • At least 1 year of working experience in autism, special/complex needs environment.
  • Previous line management experience including performance management.
  • You must also be able to demonstrate calm and resilient qualities when working under pressure with a reliable and flexible. approach with the ability to work early and late day shifts including weekends and bank holidays.
  • You must also be able to support young people with their activities with proven ability to communicate and deliver information to both individuals or groups.
  • To meet the requirements as outlined in the ‘fit and proper person’ statement in government guidance.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. The recruitment team will be in touch within three working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.