It's completely different from anything I've done before. It is incredible working with the young people.

We celebrate diversity in many ways which can be seen throughout everything we do at Prior's Court.

One of the reasons our young people are able to make such progress is due to the diversity of our staff teams whose cultural and career backgrounds are as broad and valuable as their personalities, skills and experience.

All my working life had been spent in the corporate world. I knew I needed a change and that I wanted to make a difference, so applied for a role here at Prior’s Court. For me, my role of Support Worker is all about the young people. I am also a Key Worker which means I work closely with a particular child, their parents and social worker and I really enjoy seeing the contribution I’m able to make to their progression and development. My role here has been both eye-opening and heart-warming in equal measure and I really enjoy seeing the difference I’m able to make.

Autism Practitioner / Support Worker
PriorDue to our comprehensive training programmes and induction, we are able to encourage people to apply from all walks of life whether you have experience or not.

Our specialist approach is key to each young person's progress and we aim to make every one of our staff an expert in supporting young people severely affected by autism. We employ staff with backgrounds in psychology, social care, therapy, engineering, teaching, special needs education and many more so whether you are years into your career in care or wanting a change of career and think that supporting our young people will suit your skillset, we encoruage you to get in touch or apply for a role.

What makes a good Autism Practitioner / Support Worker?

  • Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference to young lives?
  • Are you patient, resilient and adaptable?
  • Do you enjoy working with young people with special needs?
  • Do you want flexible working hours and shift patterns to suit your lifestyle?

PriorYou don’t necessarily need any qualifications or previous work experience. It doesn’t matter about your background, age or knowledge of autism. What’s really important is your values and attitude towards working with people who need care, education and support.

Of course we don't just recruit Autism Practitioners / Support Workers, our young people need Teachers, Therapists and Nurses; and Prior's Court Foundation is run by HR, IT, finance and marketing professionals, alongside admissions and family support, administration, estates and housekeeping so take a look at our current vacancies to see if there's anything suitable.

I applied to work at Prior’s Court because it was completely different from anything I had ever done before. It is incredible working with the young people. They all have so much potential and I love getting the best out of them. I joined Prior’s Court three years ago and once I had completed my Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, which was funded by Prior’s Court, I was able to apply for a senior position, which was great. Whether in the 50-acre grounds of the School and Young Adult Provision near Hermitage or out and about in the local community I always enjoy working here; there is never a dull moment!

Ray, Senior Learning Facilitator