Current Vacancies

Working at Jigsaw directly impacts individual lives and helps make a significant difference to not only our pupils and adult learners but to their family and friends.

If you’d like to join our extraordinary staff team, take a look at the current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

Support Worker

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Are you looking to make a difference and improve the lives of those with autism? We are looking for patient and caring individuals to join our team at JigsawPlus, adult day centre, as a Learning Support Worker. You will be working individually and within small groups with adult learners who have an autism diagnosis, supporting their development of knowledge and skills that will enhance their well-being, independence and social inclusion. Using an educational approach and enjoyable learning techniques, you will support our adult learners to succeed and make significant differences to their lives. You will work in our Centre for Lifelong Learning as well as accompanying our adult learners in the community.

Salary: £17,589 per annum plus extensive CPD and benefits package
Contract terms: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 (Part-time will also be considered)
Annual Leave: 23 days paid holiday (up to 4 days to be taken between Christmas & New Year) plus bank holidays

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 the ability to reach their potential for independence
  • Collecting, recording and analysing data to monitor progress and improve learning programmes

We offer our Learning Support Workers:

  • High quality training and support (including Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid)
  • Regular career progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain fully funded qualifications (including Care Certificate, Registered Behaviour Technician and Behaviour Analysis accreditations)
  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to work 1 to 1 with our adult learners
  • A role with no evening, weekend or shift requirements

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SEN Trainee Teacher

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As a SEN Trainee Teacher you will:

  • Support pupils with autism and related disabilities using behaviourally based instruction and positive reinforcement techniques
  • Work within small classes on a 1 to 1 basis, using specialised support plans to help pupils meet their individual needs and achieve their full potential
  • Design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils’ learning and progression as well as improve their social and emotional development

We offer our SEN Trainee Teachers:

  • A highly supported training and CPD programme based on the principles of behaviour analysis
  • The benefit of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small class sizes
  • The chance to work alongside an in-house team of Occupational and Speech and Language Therapists
  • Attendance of local and international professional conferences
  • Opportunity to complete Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) qualification and gain BCBA supervision

Salary: £16,291 per annum plus an extensive CPD and benefits package
Regular salary progression based on completion of training
Contract Terms: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30 pm (Till 5.30 to Tuesdays)
Annual Leave: 44 Days paid holiday plus bank holidays, Term Time Only

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Class Support Assistant

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Do you want to kick start your career in an education setting and have a passion for working with children with Special Educational Needs? If so, we want to hear from you!

Salary: £12,741 pro rata (£16,100 FTE) plus extensive CPD and benefits package

Contract terms: 27.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9.30 to 15.30 / part time may be considered

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday, Term time only

Role summary

Based in the Jigsaw CABAS® School, you will support pupils with autism and related disabilities within the classroom and break time environment. You will encourage learning progression and social development to help each child reach their full potential. Jigsaw will provide you with comprehensive practical and theoretical training alongside a career pathway in SEN teaching within a very friendly and supportive environment.

You will make a difference to our pupils by:

  • Participating in social, leisure and educational activities
  • Encouraging and enabling learning and development in all aspects of daily life
  • Facilitating and supporting pupils’ decision making and promoting choice

We offer our Class Support Assistants:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment where no 2 days are the same
  • Support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading CABAS experts
  • The benefit of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes

Fully funded training opportunities including:

  • Industry training – Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Behaviour analysis training
  • Completion of the UK ABA Education Competence Framework

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Administration Manager

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Are you an organised, efficient and experienced administrative professional seeking your next  challenge? We are recruiting an Administration Manager, with a ‘can do’ attitude, to lead the Trust’s administration and front of house teams across Jigsaw School and our adult day service, JigsawPlus.

Salary: £31,000 per annum

Contract terms: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 08:30am – 5:00pm

Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Role summary

This role provides leadership to the team, championing and embedding changes as Jigsaw grows and diversifies as well as providing ‘hands-on’ support with day to day activities to deliver an exceptional administration service across the Trust.

How will you make a difference?

  • You will be a ‘hands-on’, team player, who is adaptable in your approach and committed to putting our pupils, learners and people at the heart of what we do
  • Reporting to the Director of People, you will review administration processes, procedures and documentation across the Trust, supporting your team to meet the changing requirements of our growing organisation. You will build great working relationships with key stakeholders across the Trust and externally, managing enquiries efficiently and effectively.
  • You will carry out audits, produce reports and analyse data to track trends and gather insights, to monitor performance of staff and the service of the team.
  • A ‘hands-on’, team player, you will be happy to support the team in undertaking a range of tasks, as well as offering exceptional line management, training and support to your team.

Ideally you will be:

  • Experienced working in an office environment at a senior level – a background in school administration and/or care and associated regulatory requirements (e.g. Ofsted, CQC) would be a significant advantage
  • Experienced in organising, leading and motivating other staff
  • Confident managing and operating clerical / administrative systems, including Microsoft Office and school MIS systems

Closing Date: Friday 23rd April 2021

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date where there is a significant response rate. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly, to avoid disappointment should the vacancy closing date be brought forward.

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Occupational Therapist

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A fantastic opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join a friendly, multidisciplinary therapy team. In this unique role, you will benefit from fully funded training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge, working individually, within groups or via integrated therapy to provide specialist, direct and indirect therapy for pupils with autism and related disabilities.

Role summary
Based in Jigsaw CABAS® School, you will work closely with other therapists and teachers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for pupils and young adults with Autism, related disabilities and behaviour that challenges. Your work will include addressing motor, and perceptual skills, functional life skills, sensory processing difficulties and emotional regulation difficulties.

Salary: £24,907 – £37,890 (NHS Band 5-6) (dependent on experience) plus extensive CPD and benefits package
Contract terms: 34.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 16.30 (Tuesday to 17.30). PART TIME MAY ALSO BE CONSIDERED
Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

You will make a difference by:

  • Supporting and developing pupils’ daily living and life skills enabling them to access a range of opportunities in the world around them
  • Encouraging pupils to develop self-help skills and promote their independence and wellbeing
  • Helping to recognise and manage sensory processing difficulties and supporting pupils to regulate their sensory systems to enable them to access education
  • Making recommendations and adaptations to the pupil’s space to support teaching staff to create a positive learning environment

We offer our Occupational Therapists:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes
  • Experience of planning and running therapy groups
  • The opportunity of working alongside teachers and implementing therapy interventions
  • Training in behaviour analysis
  • Registered Behaviour Technician qualification
  • Funded membership of relevant specialist interest group/clinical excellence network
  • Ongoing clinical supervision support from an Occupational Therapist Consultant
  • Funded HCPC licence and RCOT membership

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How to Apply

To apply for any of the above vacancies, please complete an Application Form and email it back to us at:  [email protected]  or post it to: Jigsaw Trust HR, Building 52, Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB

You can download an Application Form by clicking here.


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    Safeguarding & Criminal Record Disclosures

    Jigsaw Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

    We comply with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) code of practice. If shortlisted, you will be required to complete a criminal record declaration to disclose any relevant convictions, adult cautions or other matters which may affect your suitability to work with children and/or vulnerable adults. Please click here to learn about what information you would be required to disclose within the criminal record declaration, if shortlisted.