Are you looking for a more rewarding role working nights? Why not join our team of dedicated Night Autism Practitioners / Support Workers who make real difference to the lives of young people with autism.

Key information:
Hours: 3-4 nights per week, 52 weeks per year
Contract type: Permanent & fixed contracts
Job description: Night Autism Practitioner job description
Apply: Online application form


As a Night Support Worker you will join the residential team within one of 10 houses, each home to between 4 and 7 young people with autism from the ages of 5 -25. You can choose whether you would like to work 3 nights or 4 nights per week.

ABOUT PRIOR'S COURT

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.

THE ROLE

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 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 support worker 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 Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare 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 of 3 or 4 nights per week throughout 52 weeks of the year, including weekends and public holidays.

BENEFITS

Our support workers are the 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

 Application links: 
Job description    Online application form

Policies:
Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement Recruitment of ex-offenders policy Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK

Contact

t: 01635 245928

e: [email protected]

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.