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Elm Park, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7RT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£21,000 Per Annum



Job Advert Role Description

Main Purpose

Co-ordinates, negotiates and manages the mandatory processes and procedures to ensure the unit’s compliance with current legislation and statutory regulation; taking appropriate action to preserve the psycho-social and socio-economic circumstance of assigned clients attending Priory units; needs assessments of clients and their families and identification of relevant resources pre and post discharge.

Key Accountabilities

  • To conduct a comprehensive and objective evaluation of the client's current status, environment and functional abilities, including risk assessment of brain injured clients, staff and the wider community.
  • Manages, monitors and reviews an assigned caseload ascertaining the socio-economic circumstances of clients, ensuring that the relevant people are made aware of the clients situation. Maintains accurate and timely records detailing each patient’s rehabilitation / progress.
  • To take the lead on POVA or Child Protection issues and take appropriate action with those statutory services. To apply working knowledge of statutory and company policies and procedures to set a strategy for protecting potentially vulnerable clients.
  • Assists and supports colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting changes in legislation and statutory regulations
  • To manage the discharge process and to act as main contact between relatives, agencies and other official organisations co-ordinating negotiations and communications regarding admissions, discharges and long-term needs.
  • Responsible for managing, training and providing professional supervision to students and trainees assigned to the unit.
  • To co-ordinate health, rehabilitation, social service, medico-legal and voluntary agencies to ensure an individually tailored programme is provided for each client, to establish the necessary level of care and to liaise with external agencies to help obtain the funding and services necessary to meet ongoing needs.

Knowledge & Skills

A degree level in social work plus a Masters level postgraduate qualification, registered with the General Social Care Council, together with detailed knowledge and comprehensive understanding of current legislation. In-depth knowledge and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting in relation to physical and neurological conditions and the impact on the service users. Knowledge and experience of community resources.


About Elm Park:

Priory group is one of the UK’s leading provider of independent specialist secure and step-down services for people with mental illness, personality disorders, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and brain injuries.


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Location Description

Priory Brain Injury Services (PBIS) provide specialised care pathways within the Priory for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). PBIS has been successfully delivering neurobehavioral rehabilitation and making a positive difference to people’s lives since 1985 to people with ABI, whose challenging behaviour prevents attainment of their maximum rehabilitation potential and personal autonomy.

Elm Park is a 17 bedded Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Ardleigh which specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of adult residents (18+ years) with an acquired brain injury. The main unit is also linked to Elm House and Elm Cottage which offer open community rehabilitation services for men and women with a traumatic or acquired brain injury. 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.