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 severe 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 well-being of the young people within the home.

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. We also have vacancies for Senior Autism Practitioners - Nights and Autism Practitioners.

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Key information:
Salary £21,500 - £26,000 depending on relevant qualifications, skills and experience
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: Senior Autism Practitioner job description
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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. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.


In conjunction with the Home Management Team, our Senior Autism Practitioners are responsible for the day to day organisation of a team of Autism Practitioners. Role modelling outstanding working practices our Senior Autism Practitioners ensure the health and wellbeing of the young people in the home.

Using your experience and knowledge of autism care you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

You will hold a NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce (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 with training in autism along with knowledge and skills they need to do a great job and develop their careers.

Find out more about what a career at Prior's Court is like and 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:

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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.