We are looking for Senior Autism Practitioners / Senior Support Workers to work in conjunction with the Home Management Team. The role is responsible for the day to day organisation of the team of Autism Practitioners / Support Workers, 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.

Key information:
Salary: £22,254
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Apply: Online application form

*Please note, we are hosting an open event 'Making a Difference - A Day in the Life of an Autism Practitioner' on 7th June. The day will focus on how our support teams are able to make a difference to young people with severe autism so is ideal for anyone wishing to apply for an Autism Practitioner role. Places are limited so please register your interest here.*


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 80 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.


Using our specialist approach, and contributing to a high quality learning environment you will support young people to grow and develop through autism best practice learning, 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 & Young People’s Workforce (or equivalent) and have experience of working in social care setting. Experience of directing a team, an understanding of team work and knowledge of National Standards of Care Osfted/CQC are also required.

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 Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare 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.


Our autism practitioners / support workers 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 the benefits we offer.


Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

 Application links: 
Job description   Online application form

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & 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.