No day is the same for an Autism Practitioner - whether you are heading out on a community trip, supporting a young person at meal time or reading a bed time story, this role enables you to be a crucial role model in a young person’s life.

  • £500 sign-on bonus
  • No experience required

In other organisations this role might be a called a 'Support Worker', but we train our support team to be highly skilled in caring for young people with complex autism, so our support staff have the title 'Autism Practitioner'.

We're looking for caring, patient, fun people from all backgrounds to join our team and help provide support for our young people at weekends. Whether you have experience in a care environment, or don't have experience but have a passion to help transform the lives of young people with complex autism - we'd love to hear from you.

We also have vacancies for Autism Practitioners, Night Autism Practitioners and Senior Autism Practitioners. 

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Key job information:

Salary: £10,450 per annum 
Hours: Weekends only
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: Autism Practitioner job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, 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 90 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 600 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 our staff who are passionate about the difference they make:

The role of an Autism Practitioner

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. We are now looking for Autism Practitioners to join our team, working to support our young people at weekends.

No day is the same for an Autism Practitioner, whether you are working with a young person at meal time, 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 and opportunities to progress your career with us.

We operate a rota based on a rolling pattern of early and late shifts throughout 52 weeks of the year. Our early shift starts at 7am and finishes at 4pm and our late shift starts at 2pm and finishes at 10pm covering weekdays and weekends over 52 weeks. We are currently looking for people to join our team working weekend shifts.

For more details on part time hours and salary, please contact us: 0161 237 8081 or [email protected]


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 the career pathways available within our teams.

Learn more about working at Prior's Court including the benefits we offer, our beautiful working environment and more about how you can make a difference as part of the Prior's Court team:

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application 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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Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

e: [email protected]

All positions at the school 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.

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