Are you looking for a rewarding, dynamic and fun career where you can make a difference? Have you finished your education and are now looking for some valuable experience and hands on training to launch your career? Or perhaps you're wanting to change your career and do something more fulfilling?

With our Autism Practitioner roles you can earn while you learn and help build a future for young people with autism. This role is for night shifts only, we also have vacancies for day shifts too.

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Key information:
Hours: 2-4 nights per week on a flexible or fixed shift basis
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 FTE
Contract type: Permanent and fixed contracts
Job description: Night Autism Practitioner job description
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As an Autism Practitioner - Nights, you will join the residential team within one of 16 houses, each home to between 4 and 7 young people with autism from the ages of 5 -25.


Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support worker team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.


You will play a key role in supporting our young people to improve their sleep patterns and, linking with the education and residential teams, in building their independence and life-skills.

You will work throughout the night between 2 - 4 shifts a week to support the young people in undertaking their night time routine, putting in place the structure and prompts to enable them to undertake tasks as independently as possible and to learn skills ranging from toileting, washing, dressing and personal care to communication and social skills.

Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. We will even support you to complete your HABC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare ( England) ( RQF) if you are not yet qualified a statutory requirement for a career in childcare. Many of our staff members become experts in supporting those with autism and are able to progress to more senior roles.

We operate a night rota throughout 52 weeks of the year, including weekends and public holidays. Find out more about what a career at Prior's Court is like.


Our Autism Practitioners are key to the progress and achievements of young people at Prior’s Court and we aim to make them feel valued and supported with training in autism along with knowledge and skills they need to do a great job and develop their careers.

Find out more about the benefits we offer, including our relocation scheme available for eligible employees.


Read through the application documents below, then complete an expression of interest form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. 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.