About the role:
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. 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.
The main purpose of the Autism Practitioner, Education role is to:
- support students in accordance with the School aims and objectives
- provide practical and personal support to students to help them achieve their maximum independence
- assist the teaching staff throughout their day
Who we are looking for:
You will hold a relevant Level 3 Diploma or be willing to undertake a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools in accordance with the statutory requirements of Ofsted/CQC.
We are looking for people with an interest in or experience of working in an education or 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 education or 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 teaching assistant, 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.