Careers Vacancies Autism Practitioner No day is the same for an Autism Practitioner, whether you are working with a young person within the school, heading out on a community trip or reading a bed time story, this role enables you to be a crucial role model in a young person’s life. In other organisations this role has the title 'Support Worker' but we train our support staff to be highly skilled in caring for young people with severe autism and therefore our support staff have the title 'Autism Practitioner'. We are looking for individuals with experience in a care environment, or if you don't have experience but are passionate about providing a positive learning environment for young people then we would also love to hear from you. We also have vacancies for a Senior Autism Practitioner. Key information: Salary: From £17,800 to £23,000, depending on experience and qualifications Hours: 37 hours per week Contract type: Permanent Job description: Autism Practitioner job description Apply: Online application form 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 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. Hear from Becky, who finds her role extremely rewarding and is passionate about the difference she makes. THE ROLE Everything that we achieve at Prior's Court is down to the commitment, dedication and specialised practice demonstrated by our incredible team of Autism Practitioners. No day is the same for an Autism Practitioner, whether you are working with a young person within the school, heading out on a community trip or reading a bed time story, this role enables you to be a crucial role model in a young person’s life. We are looking for individuals with an interest in or experience of working in a care environment, who are passionate about providing a positive learning environment for young people and are ambitious to build a career in care. For those who are not experienced in care, we offer a comprehensive, free training programme including hands on experience working alongside experienced and senior team members. We have colleagues who completely changed their career to come and work with us and now thoroughly enjoy how rewarding it can be supporting our young people. If you already have lots of experience as a care worker, support worker, special needs practitioner or carer, you will still have access to ongoing training and a salary to match your relevant experience. Whatever your experience, we provide access to free ongoing training throughout your career at Prior's Court. 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. We ideally need people to commit to covering 5 shifts per week. Our early shift starts at 7.00am and finishes at 3.45pm and our late shift starts at 3.15pm and finishes 10.00pm covering weekdays and weekends over 52 weeks. For more details on part time hours and salary, please contact us: 01635 245928 or [email protected]. BENEFITS Our Autism Practitioners 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. 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. Find out more about what a career at Prior's Court is like. 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 the 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 Policies: Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement Recruitment of ex-offenders policy Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK Job applicant privacy notice 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.