Our Team Managers are inspiring leaders. They ensure their team members are following best practice to lead to the best possible outcomes for the autistic young people with complex needs we support.

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:


£28,000 - £36,000 per annum (dependent on qualification and experience)

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Contract type: Permanent

Job description

Team Managers look after the day-to-day organisation of a team of Autism Practitioners in our residential homes. Role modeling outstanding working practices, Team Managers ensure the health and wellbeing of the autsitic young people in their home is always the priority.

Using your experience and knowledge of autism and/or learning disabilities care, you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for our young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

You will:

  • Line manage, coach, and mentor a team of Autism Practitioners.
  • Support the recruitment and induction process as necessary.
  • Manage staff attendance including sickness and other absences.
  • Manage staff performance including monthly check-ins, conduct, performance improvement, staff risk assessments and development plans.
  • Ensure the use of autism-friendly strategies to provide learning and wellbeing support to young people.
  • Understand and support others to understand and implement young people’s "This Is Me plans".
  • Carry out personal care for young people in line with their "This Is Me plans".

You will be expected to work Early and Late shifts 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.

For the full list of responsibilities, please see the Team 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).

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Qualifications and experience

  • Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent is required.
  • At least 2 years of experience as a support worker with autism experience and/or learning disability experience in another organisation.
  • Experience in line management, coaching and mentoring of small teams is desirable


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.