Trainee Autism Practitioner

Everyone deserves an incredible future – become a Trainee Autism Practitioner with Options Autism and start working towards yours!

Role: Trainee Autism Practitioner


£25,620.00 per annum unqualified inclusive of 6 sleep ins per month.

£27,180 per annum qualified inclusive of 6 sleep ins per month. 

From September 2022, one week’s petrol allowance per month for all staff who live 10 miles+ away from site. Examples would be:

Kendal – £60 per month

Lancaster – £100 per month 

Hours: 40 hours per week – 2 week shift pattern including every other weekend. 

Location: Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Options Autism are a values-driven organisation that strives to put both our employees and residents first. We provide continuous professional development to take your career further, alongside fully accredited courses to support your development.

Your wellbeing matters to us, and therefore we offer discounted gym memberships, Our Employees Reward Hub that offers great rewards such as discount vouchers, we offer Annual Leave Entitlement equivalent to 6 weeks per annum, plus our “Moment in Time” that allows additional days leave for a special day in your life, whether this be an anniversary, Birthday, Child’s first day at school or simply just a day to relax!


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • 255 hours’ annual leave allowance, which equates to 6 weeks. This increases following two years’ service to 298 hours which equates to 7 weeks. You are also entitled to an additional days holiday for ‘one moment in time’ to celebrate a special occasion. 
  • For all staff we are introducing a green initiative from September where we provide a financial incentive to car share. So we are paying mileage one week in every four for all those staff who live more than 10 miles from UGS. If these staff then participate in the car share programme with 3 other people this in effect makes their journeys to and from work free
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Free local gym membership
  • Employee of the month vouchers
  • Bank holiday bonus pay (£50 per bank holiday worked)

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

About the Region

At Underley Garden Children’s home, we work directly with vulnerable children with Autism and complex needs.

This home is located in the idyllic countryside of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria and is within commutable distance from Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Kendal and Skipton.

Who are we are looking for?

The best news is you don’t need any prior experience to join our family, just a big heart, and a passion to make a difference. You’ll understand that our Children can be challenging but will be relish that challenge and will approach it with patience, resilience, calmness, becoming their reliable go to person that helps them with their everyday needs.

If this sounds like you, please apply below or give us a call on 01204 558 055.

Being exceptional is just a call away.

What we need from you:

· Full and valid UK Driving Licence

· Access to a car

· Right to Work in the UK

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

Care assistant/ Support worker/ Children’s care worker/ Nights/ Children development /Working with children/ Autism