I joined 3 years ago and once I had completed my Level 3 Diploma, I was able to apply for a senior position

From day one, we’ll support you through your training. All staff members take part in a comprehensive induction and depending on your role, further training is available.

If you work directly with our young people we can help you to achieve your Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and we’ll provide our specialist autism specific TEACCH training alongside experts from the University of North Carolina.

You’ll have the chance to shadow others and work in different areas of the School or the Young Adult Provision, which will help you gain a full understanding of the needs of our young people. You’ll also be able to pass on your experience, mentoring new employees as they develop their career at Prior’s Court.

Become an expert

We have our own methodology called ‘The Prior Approach’ and we aim for you to become an expert at supporting the complex needs of young people with severe autism. Our Autism Practitioners aspire to provide the highest level of care at all times and we follow individual plans to ensure each young person’s personal care, social and emotional needs are met.

Every day provides both challenges and rewards, whether it’s supporting a young person at school or organising and leading an external activity. Safeguarding the wellbeing of our young people is our priority at all times.

We work collaboratively with our young people, building strong relationships with them, their families and external professionals, to help them realise their aspirations and goals.

Training to suit you

We’ll take you through a comprehensive induction when you begin and our strong commitment to training and career development also offers:

  • Funding and support for Autism Practitioners/Support Workers to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, which is a requirement for working with young people. It’s also a qualification that goes with you if you move on to other roles in care.
  • On the job training and support from colleagues you work with directly.
  • Access to our online training module, which offers courses relating to IT, leadership and management, health and safety, budgeting and finance, communication and other courses related to your personal development.

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.

Ray, Senior Learning Facilitator