• Minibus transport to work service direct to Prior's Court from Oxford (including Kennington, Blackbird Leys, Littlemore, and Cowley), Didcot, Wallingford, Newbury, Thatcham, Reading, Calcot, Theale, Swindon, & Basingstoke.
  • Flexible shifts available - permanent contact
  • Support to gain your Level 3 qualification in Residential Childcare
  • No experience is required - but more experience equals a higher salary

Every shift for an Autism Practitioner changes a life. It’s a care role. It’s a teaching role. It’s a role model role. It’s varied. It’s a career. It’s a passion. It’s teamwork. It’s challenging. It’s rewarding. It’s for you.

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We operate a "levels" system within this role:

Salaries Salaries Salaries
37 hrs per week: £22,500+ 37 hrs per week: £24k+ 37 hrs per week: £25k+
45 hrs per week: £27,364+ 45 hrs per week: £29,189+ 45 hrs per week: £30,406+
Autism Practitioner Level 1 job description Autism Practitioner Level 2 job description Autism Practitioner Level 3 job description

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

We're looking for caring, patient, fun people from all backgrounds to join our teams working with autistic young people with complex needs. Whether you have experience in a care environment, or don't have experience but have a passion to help transform the lives of the young people at Prior's Court - we'd love to hear from you.

We operate a rota based on a rolling pattern of early and late shifts throughout 52 weeks of the year, including weekends and public holidays. Our early shift starts at 7am and finishes at 4pm and our late shift starts at 2pm and finishes at 10pm.

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Training, salary and career progression

For those who are not experienced in care, we offer a comprehensive, free training programme including hands-on working alongside experienced and senior team members, resulting in the completion of a Level 3 diploma – you will gain a salary increase upon completion of the Diploma (usually within your first 12 months) and become eligible for promotion to Autism Practitioner Level 2.

We have colleagues who completely changed their careers to come to work with us and now thoroughly enjoy how rewarding it can be to support the autistic young people at Prior's Court.

If you are interested in this role as part of a College industry placement or University work experience, please see more details here.

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Can't drive?

We offer a direct-to-site transport service for our Autism Practitioners, with pick-up and drop-off points in Oxford (including Kennington, Blackbird Leys, Littlemore, and Cowley), Didcot, Wallingford, Newbury, Thatcham, Reading, Calcot, Theale, Swindon, & Basingstoke.

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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.

Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202
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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.

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