Please note: this programme is open on a shortlisting basis, so spaces are limited each academic year. The recruitment process for the academic year 2022/23 is now closed. Keep an eye on this page for updates for the recruitment for 2023/24.

We're looking for caring, patient, fun students from all backgrounds to join our team. 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.

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Key job information:

Salary:

£10.40 per hour + £1.32 holiday pay (for 3 days/ week working with the young people)

Hours: Variable and flexible. Early shift 7am – 4pm. Late shift 2pm – 10pm. Study/ PBS shift 8am – 4pm.
Contract type: Fixed - Minimum 40 weeks, full time.

The role of a Degree Placement Autism Practitioner

The placement will consist of:

  • Three shifts per week working directly with the young people (paid). These cover various days and hours (may include bank holidays) and can be flexible. See the Autism Practitioner role for more details.
  • One day a week working with the Positive Behaviour Support team (unpaid), providing support for the management of behaviours and mental health problems for our young people.
  • One day a week will be a ‘study day’ (unpaid). This is dedicated time for you to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare.
  • Opportunity to work overtime shifts working with the young people (paid).

You will gain:

  • Experience of working with young people with complex autism
  • In house training to help your personal development and a Level 3 Diploma
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of analysing data and being part of a team that promotes early interventions

We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 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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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. 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.

We also offer an extensive benefits and rewards package.

Can't drive?

We offer a direct-to-site transport service for our Autism Practitioners, with pick-up and drop-off points in Reading, Theale, Thatcham and Swindon.

Find out more about the transport service

Benefits

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

Please note: this programme is open on a shortlisting basis, so spaces are limited each academic year. The recruitment process for the academic year 2022/23 is now closed. Keep an eye on this page for updates for the recruitment for 2023/24.

If you would like to find out more or have any questions about the Degree placement: Psychology university students before applying, please get in touch via email at: [email protected]

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Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202
e: [email protected]

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 young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.