Our night time Autism Practitioners play a key role in supporting our young people to improve their sleep patterns and, together with the education and residential teams, in building their independence and life-skills.
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 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.
About the role:
You will work throughout the night between 3 - 4 shifts a week to support the young people in undertaking their night time routine, putting in place the structure and prompts to enable them to undertake tasks as independently as possible and to learn skills ranging from toileting, washing, dressing and personal care to communication and social skills.
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 HABC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF) 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.
We operate a night rota throughout 52 weeks of the year, including weekends and public holidays.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for people with an interest in or experience of working in a care environment, who are passionate about providing a positive learning environment for young people and are ambitious to build a career in care.
For those who are not experienced in care, we offer a comprehensive, free training programme including hands on experience working alongside experienced and senior team members. We have colleagues who completely changed their career to come and work with us and now thoroughly enjoy how rewarding it can be supporting our young people.
If you already have lots of experience as a care worker, support worker, special needs practitioner or carer, you will still have access to ongoing training and a salary to match your relevant experience.
Whatever your experience, we provide access to free ongoing training throughout your career at Prior's Court and opportunities to progress your career with us.
We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
- A pension scheme with a contribution of 5% of your basic salary by Prior's Court and 3% or more by you
- 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
- Life Insurance
- Access to our Employee Benefits and Discount Platform
- Self-funded Health Cash Plan
- Cycle to Work Scheme
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.