Priors Court Foundation
graduate scheme

Graduate Autism Practitioner

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

We are offering ambitious graduates an opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding environment where you will make a difference to our young people with autism every day.

Designed to give you insight into the specialist approach we use, and the positive impact we have on our young people and their families, you will start by working as an Autism Practitioner, before moving around the organisation on a number of placements over an 18-month period. By the end of this time you will have experienced the key parts of the organisation and will have the skills and experience to apply for one of our Senior Autism Practitioner or Home Managers roles.

No day is the same for an Autism Support Worker, whether you are working with a young person within the school, heading out on a community trip or reading a bed time story, this role enables you to be a crucial role model in a young person’s life.

We are looking for individuals 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 have a degree in any discipline, are flexible, resilient and ambitious about making a difference through the work you do, Priors Court Graduate Programme could be the right career for you.

Our Graduate Programme offers a flexible pathway to a career in care. Could you be our care leaders of tomorrow?

What we are looking for

  • Must hold a degree, in any discipline.
  • Must be career-minded, driven and want to make a positive impact on other people’s lives
  • Must be willing to undertake a work-based/ research project based around your skills and interests that will benefit our organisations and our young people.
  • Must have the ability to work shifts including weekends and bank holidays over a seven day period
  • Must have a willingness to work flexibly and adapt well to change.
  • Must be resilient and cope well under pressure.
  • Must be physically fit and able to support our young people in physical activities.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Additional job details

Location
Newbury
Salary
£21,000

with regular increments and a welcome bonus. Industry specific qualifications and continued professional development, comprehensive benefits package, ongoing support from dedicated Graduate Development Coordinator

Contract, dates and working times

Full-time

How to apply

Click the Apply button to download and complete our application form before returning it to graduates@priorscourt.org.uk

If you have any initial questions or would like to find out more information about this opportunity please contact Cherri Cook on 01635 247202/ 07714083323 or email on the above address

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13 December 2020

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Closing date:  13 December 2020

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