Are you looking for a rewarding, dynamic and fun career where you can make a difference?

Do you have experience as a Support Worker or caring for young people with learning difficulties? Would you like to take the next step in your career and manage a team of practitioners, or perhaps you're already a Senior Support Worker and would like to become a specialist in supporting young people with complex autism?

This role is responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the team of Autism Practitioners, their responsibilities and their working practices, the coordination and delegation of tasks, the active involvement in working directly with people with autism, and the health and wellbeing of the young people within our residential homes.

You will join a team within one of our residential houses, each of which is home to between 4 and 7 young people with autism from the ages of 5 - 25. You will be working a minimum of 3 night shifts per week. We also have vacancies for Autism Practitioners.

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Key job information:

Salary circa £21,000 pro rata, depending on qualifications, skills and experience
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: Senior Autism Practitioner (Nights) job description
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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 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 autism practitioner / 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. Hear from our staff who are passionate about the difference they make:

The role of a Senior Autism Practitioner (Nights)

In conjunction with the Home Management team, our team of Senior Autism Practitioners (Nights) are responsible for the night time organisation and working practices within our on-site residential homes.

Using your experience and knowledge of autism care you will lead, monitor and supervise a team of waking night Autism Practitioners to ensure the highest professional standards. In this waking nights role, you will be monitoring a group of young people by supporting each individual with their night routines, promoting positive sleep patterns, health and well being.

You will hold a Level 3 diploma in Residential Childcare (or working towards) or equivalent (or equivalent) and have experience of working in social care setting. You will also have experience of directing a team, an understanding of value of team work and knowledge of National Standards of Care Osfted/CQC.


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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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.