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Senior Support Worker/Autism at https://www.priorscourt.org.uk/

Senior Support Worker/Autism

https://www.priorscourt.org.uk/ Thatcham, Berkshire Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker/Senior Autism Practitioner to join and help lead our team of dedicated Autism Practitioners.

Company Description

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 90 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.

About the role:

In conjunction with the Home Management Team you will help model the outstanding working practices our Autism Practitioners, ensuring the health and wellbeing of the young people in the home.

Using your experience and knowledge of autism care you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Who we are looking for:

You will hold a NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce (or equivalent) and have experience of working in social care setting. You will also have experience of directing a team, an understanding of value of team work and knowledge of National Standards of Care Osfted/CQC.

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.

Benefits:

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.

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