Every shift for an Autism Practitioner changes a life. It’s a care role. It’s a teaching role. It’s a role model role. It’s varied. It’s a career. It’s a passion. It’s teamwork. It’s challenging. It’s rewarding. It’s for you.

    This programme is aimed at T-Levels Health and Social Care students looking for a placement as part of their studies. It is also open to students studying BTeC with extended industry placement.

    To apply students should be a minimum of 18-years-old. Applications for this role are open throughout the year.

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    Key job information:


    £22,000 (FTE)

    Hours: Two shifts per week (average of 8 hours per shift)
    Training: Students will be expected to undertake an induction before they start their role. They will be trained on safeguarding, Team Teach, Epilepsy & VNS, First Aid and more.
    Contract type: Fixed, part-time, minimum 6 months.

    T-Level student job description

    We're looking for caring, patient, fun people from all backgrounds to join our teams working with autistic young people with complex needs. Whether you have experience in a care environment, or don't have experience but have a passion to help transform the lives of the young people at Prior's Court - we would love to hear from you.

    We operate a rota based on a rolling pattern of early and late shifts throughout 52 weeks of the year, including weekends and Bank Holidays. Our early shift starts at 7am and finishes at 4pm. 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 to support autistic young people.

    We also offer an extensive benefits and rewards package.

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    How to apply

    1. Send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]
    2. Our recruitment team will confirm we have received your application within three working days.
    3. You will then be contacted for a short telephone interview to review your application and interest in completing a placement at Prior’s Court.
    4. If you are shortlisted for the next stage, you will be invited for an interview.
    5. You will be required to bring certain documents to your interview. We will need proof of relevant qualifications and original documents for the right to work in the United Kingdom, along with documents required to complete a Disclosure and Barring application. We will notify you of all the documents that you will need to provide prior to your interview. 
    6. Following your interview, we will contact you to confirm the outcome.
    7. Should you be successful and accept our offer of employment, we will start all pre-employment checks. During this process you will be kept informed of the progress.

    You can read more about our recruitment process here.

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    Can't drive?

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

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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.

    Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities, and styles.  

    The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

    We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.