Learning Support Worker, Jigsaw School, Surrey

Learning Support Worker

Role summary
Working as part of a team, you will provide support to adults with autism and related disabilities in the attainment of knowledge and skills that will enhance their well-being, independence and social inclusion. You will work in our brand new Centre for Lifelong Learning as well as accompanying our adult learners in the community.

You will make a difference to our adult learners by:

  • Supporting participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community.
  • Encouraging and enabling learning and development in all aspects of daily life.
  • Facilitating and supporting learners’ decision making, promoting choice and reaching their potential for independence.
  • Collecting, recording and analysing data to monitor progress and improve learning programmes.

We offer our Learning Support Workers:

  • The chance to work in a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment
  • Highly supported training and CPD programme
  • The benefit of working 1 to 1 with adult learners

Fully funded training opportunities including:

  • Industry training – Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid Registered Behaviour Technician Qualification
  • CABAS Teacher I Training and Completion of CABAS Ranks
  • Completion of the UK ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Education Competence Framework
  • Minibus training

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Proven experience of working within the adult care and community based sector
  • Knowledge, interest or experience of working with special educational needs, autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and build good working relationships with learners, parents and staff
  • Ability to keep accurate records and reports, and produce accurate graph data
  • A positive, patient, caring and can-do attitude.

Salary – £16,291pa rising to £17,000pa after successful minimum 3 month probationary period, plus extensive CPD and benefits package
Contract terms – 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00
Annual Leave – 23 days paid holiday (up to 4 days to be taken between Christmas & New Year) plus bank holidays
Free on-site parking

Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity established in 1999. It started with Jigsaw School and now has provision for 68 pupils aged between 4 and 19 years old. Jigsaw is proud to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is lucky enough to have one of the country’s leading experts in CABAS as our Director of Education.

In 2012, JigsawPlus was founded as Jigsaw Trust sought to expand its range of specialist day services to include adults. It’s Centre for Lifelong Learning was officially opened in April 2013 and in 2018, following a capital fundraising campaign, it moved into a purpose built facility on Dunsfold Park.

At Jigsaw Trust we work hard to make a significant difference to the lives of our learners, their families and friends. If you would like to join us and embark on a fulfilling career, we want to hear from you.

Application process

To apply for this role please download and complete an application form found at: careersatjigsaw.co.uk/application-form

Please return your completed application form to careers@jigsawtrust.co.uk

Please note that interview and start dates are flexible.

Closing date: 10th April 2020

Location: Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).