Careers Vacancies Senior Autism Practitioner / Support Worker 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. These are exciting times at Prior’s Court as we are opening 4 new residential homes for young people with autism and we are recruiting new staff for these homes. You will undertake full training to 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 Trainee Autism Practitioners and experienced Autism Practitioners. Key information: 5 shifts per week from £17066 (Unqualified) to £18706 (Qualified) per annum, an average of 36 hours per week on a rolling rota Contract type: Permanent Job description: Autism Practitioner job description Apply: Online application form 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 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. THE ROLE 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. 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 what a career at Prior's Court is like. BENEFITS 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 the benefits we offer. HOW TO APPLY 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 Policies: Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement Recruitment of ex-offenders policy Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK CONTACT t: 01635 245928 e: [email protected] 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.