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


Learning Support Worker

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Worked in teaching or care previously? Experienced working with individuals with disabilities? Interested in autism and passionate about making a difference? Whatever your background, join JigsawPlus to build a career and make life changing differences.

Total Pay: £20,398 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £1,502) and an additional £1,000 bonus upon joining
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Part-time working is also available – 3 or 4 full days per week)
Annual Leave: 23 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

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 autistic learners aged 18 and over,
supporting their development of knowledge and skills that will enhance their wellbeing, independence and social inclusion, making significant differences to their lives. At JigsawPlus, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our learners. You will work in our Centre for Lifelong Learning as well as accompanying our adult learners in the community, putting their learning to practice.

What does a Learning Support Worker at JigsawPlus do?

  • Provide support, care and teaching to autistic adult learners’
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities supporting the development of knowledge and skills
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Provide personal care, encouraging and enabling adult learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene, including toileting, dressing and washing
  • Support adult learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Support adult learners to access work experience and employment opportunities
  • Track adult learners progress, ensuring support, care and teaching is appropriate and effective

Why choose JigsawPlus?

  • Competitive pay and a £1,000 bonus upon starting
  • Pay progression on completion of 3 month probation to £21,844
  • Sociable hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) with no evening, weekend or sleep ins required
  • Part time working available (3 or 4 full days per week)
  • 23 days holiday (3 more than standard) plus bank holidays
  • Lots of career advancement opportunities and regular salary progression within a short space of time
  • Extensive training including first aid, safeguarding, emergency medication and much more
  • Opportunities to gain funded and recognised qualifications including Care Certificate and RQF level 3 in adult social care
  • Opportunities to gain further work independently with our learners outside of your standard working day
  • Supportive colleagues and management

What do you need?

  • Driving licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)
  • Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with adults or young people with disabilities
  • Comfortable working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations

We also welcome applications from those with no sectoral experience but have a keen interest in learning disabilities and a strong passion for helping others.

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SEN Teaching Assistant / Trainee SEN Teacher

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We have opportunities available for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our teaching team at Jigsaw School, a day school graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for autistic children aged 4-19. Access a wide range of funded training and qualification opportunities in SEN education whilst gaining a breadth of experience with children of varying ages and abilities. At Jigsaw School, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our pupils. Working within small classes individually and in groups, you will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils learning and progression as well as improve their social and emotional development.

Salary: £18,626 per annum plus regular salary progression based on completion of training. You will also receive a £1,000 bonus upon joining.

Hours: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30 pm (Tuesday till 5.30pm for staff meetings and training)

Holiday: 9 weeks paid school holidays

Teaching Team Responsibilities

  • Provide teaching and support to pupils with autism, following individualised curriculums
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities, focusing largely on life skills
  • Support pupils’ participation in trips, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Provide personal care, encouraging pupils to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene (toileting, feeding)
  • Monitor pupil progress, ensuring teaching is appropriate and effective for pupil needs
  • Assist with breaktime duties including playground support and snack time

What we can offer you

  • £1,000 bonus upon joining
  • Regular salary progression with opportunities to increase as soon as 6 months from joining
  • Career advancement opportunities to senior roles including Lead Teacher and Class Supervisor
  • Additional opportunities to broaden your skills including Mental Health First Aider, School Council Representative and Pupil Behaviour Support
  • Opportunity to work alongside our in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists
  • Staff wellbeing and support facilities
  • Enrolment into our pension scheme
  • Term time only working

Have you heard about our funded training and qualifications opportunities?

  • Regular training in Safeguarding, Emergency Medication, Behaviour Management, Personal Care, Autism, First Aid and more
  • Access to a wide range of Education & Childcare courses including RQF CACHE Level 2, 3 & 4 in Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Teaching & Learning
  • Behaviour specific qualifications including Teaching Ranks, Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), Board Certified Behaviour Analysis certification (BCBA) and Masters in Behaviour Analysis

Whatever your interest, we have something for you to help build a career in SEN education!

What do you need?

  • Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with children and disabilities
  • Minimum Grade C/4 GCSE in English Language & Maths or equivalent
  • Comfortable working with children who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations
  • Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)

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Speech & Language Therapist 

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A fantastic opportunity for a Speech and Language 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 1 to 1 to provide specialist, direct and indirect therapy for autistic children.

Salary: £23,774 – £42,477 (NHS Band 5-7 pro rata) (Dependant on experience). You will also receive a £2,500 bonus upon joining. 

Contract terms: 34.75 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 09:00am – 4:30pm (Tuesdays till 5:30pm). PART TIME WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

Role summary
Based in the Jigsaw School, you will work closely with other therapists and teachers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for autistic children and young adults. Your work will include addressing receptive and expressive language, attention and listening difficulties, as well as difficulties with social interaction, communication and functional life skills.

You will make a difference by:

  • Supporting and developing pupils’ ability to attend to people and develop their receptive and expressive communication skills
  • Helping support a total communication environment to include the use of visuals and modified language use
  • Making recommendations and adaptations to the pupil’s environment to support total communication
  • Supporting pupils to develop appropriate social interaction skills with adults and peers
  • Helping to develop functional language skills and independence

We offer our Speech and Language Therapists:

  • £2,500 bonus upon joining
  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes
  • Training in behaviour analysis
  • Registered Behaviour Technician qualification
  • Funded membership of relevant specialist interest group/clinical excellence network
  • Ongoing clinical supervision
  • Relevant training and CPD

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Cleaning & Facilities Assistant 

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Are you an organised individual who can work independently and prides themselves on completing tasks to a high standard? Then our Cleaning & Facilities Assistant role will be right for you!
The Cleaning and Facilities Assistant is responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness across our school for autistic children, by carrying out routine and emergency cleaning. You will also be responsible for the organisation of resources ensuring stocks are sufficient. In addition, this role will support the vehicle coordination of pupil arrivals & departures.

Salary: £20,800 per annum

Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00am – 5:00pm

Annual Leave: 25 days to be taken during Jigsaw School closure

As the Cleaning & Facilities Assistant you will:

  • Complete regular and one-off cleaning tasks to a high standard across the school buildings
  • Ensure toilet and bathroom areas across the school remain clean, assisting with cleaning up after toileting accidents and other incidents involving bodily fluids
  • Tidy and clean communal areas and specialist classrooms ensuring they are fit for purpose
  • Assist with keeping outdoor areas including playgrounds tidy and clean
  • Carry out specified health & safety checks and maintain accurate records
  • Support with pupil arrival and departures, ensuring vehicles are managed safely and effectively, so pupil can easily transition into the school buildings.

Our Cleaning & Facilities Assistant needs to be

  • Experienced in undertaking a range of general cleaning duties, completing tasks to a high standard
  • Able to work flexibly, using initiative with minimal supervision
  • Able to perform tasks of a physical nature (often demanding) including twisting and stooping
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Able to keep accurate records and reports
  • Able to work in a pressured environment and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Knowldgeable in manual handling and health & safety regulations
  • Computer literate including Outlook, Word and Excel

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Qualified Teacher (Music, PE, Art & Design, Food Technology or Science)

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Calling all qualified teachers! Are you a qualified teacher who specialises in Music, PE, Art & Design, Food Technology or Science? Jigsaw School, for autistic pupils aged 4-19, has an exciting opportunity for a qualified teacher with experience of teaching the UK National Curriculum. We will support you to develop a career in Special Educational Needs whilst achieving qualifications in teaching & learning and behaviour.

Salary: £26,948 – £38,174 per annum plus regular salary progression upon completion of training
Hours: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm (Tuesday’s till 5.30pm). Part time working will also be considered
Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus banks holidays

Teachers will support autistic pupils using behaviourally based instruction and positive reinforcement techniques to accelerate learning. Working within small classes both 1 to 1 and in groups, you will use specialised support plans to help our pupils meet their individual needs and achieve their full potential. You will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils learning and progression as well as improve their social and emotional development. Jigsaw will provide comprehensive practical and theoretical training in teaching using behaviour analysis within a very friendly and supportive environment. As part of the qualified teaching team you will also be responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of school-wide curriculum for allocated area of responsibility and support the delivery of Key Stage 4 & 5 programmes and qualifications.

How will you make a difference?

  • Support pupils participation in social, leisure and educational activities
  • Manage pupils’ curriculum targets and delivery of vocational qualifications
  • Plan school-wide curriculum such as topic, PE, Food Technology and organise themed days and events such as history week, cultures and languages week, healthy eating week and safer internet day
  • Encourage and enable learning and development in all aspects of daily life
  • Facilitate and support pupils’ decision making and promote choice
  • Collect, record and analyse data to monitor progress and improve learning programmes

What we can offer you

  • Opportunity to work with pupils both 1:1 and within groups, in small class sizes
  • Chance to work alongside an in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists, allowing a multidiscipline approach
  • Enrolment into our pension scheme
  • Behaviour specific qualifications including Teaching Ranks, Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), Board Certified Behaviour Analysis certification (BCBA) and Masters in Behaviour Analysis

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Qualified Teacher – Computer & ICT Specialism

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Are you a qualified teacher who specialises in ICT? Wanting to apply your expertise in a new setting? Jigsaw School has an exciting opportunity for a qualified teacher with experience of
teaching the UK National Curriculum and a subject specialism in Computing and ICT, to teach autistic children and young adults.

Salary: £26,948 – £38,174 per annum plus regular salary progression upon completion of training
Hours: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm (Tuesday’s till 5.30pm). Part time working will also be considered
Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus banks holidays

You will support autistic pupils using behaviourally based instruction and positive reinforcement techniques to accelerate learning. Working within small classes both 1 to 1 and in groups, you will use individual learning plans to meet each pupil’s individual needs and help them achieve their full potential. You will oversee the development, planning and assessment of the Computing & ICT curriculum across the school. Jigsaw will provide comprehensive practical and theoretical training, alongside a clear career pathway in SEN teaching, within a friendly and supportive environment.

How will you make a difference?

  • Support pupils participation in social, leisure and educational activities
  • Manage pupils’ curriculum targets and delivery of vocational qualifications
  • Plan school-wide curriculum such as topic, PE, Food Technology and organise themed days and events such as history week, cultures and languages week, healthy eating week and safer internet day
  • Encourage and enable learning and development in all aspects of daily life
  • Facilitate and support pupils’ decision making and promote choice
  • Collect, record and analyse data to monitor progress and improve learning programmes

What we can offer you

  • Opportunity to work with pupils both 1:1 and within groups, in small class sizes
  • Chance to work alongside an in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists, allowing a multidiscipline approach
  • Enrolment into our pension scheme
  • Behaviour specific qualifications including Teaching Ranks, Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), Board Certified Behaviour Analysis certification (BCBA) and Masters in Behaviour Analysis

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Senior Therapy Assistant

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Do you have a passion for Occupational or Speech & Language Therapy? We are expanding our therapy department and seeking professionals who are looking to take the next step in their career. Whether you’re looking to develop a specialism in autism, gain further qualifications & training or want to be part of an organisation with a strong ethos of improving the lives of others, this is an opportunity to join our supportive multidisciplinary team!

Salary: £20,895 per annum (within NHS Band 4, pro rata)
Hours: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm (Tuesday’s till 5.30pm)
Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus banks holidays, Term Time Only

Jigsaw School is an established, specialist provision for pupils with varying abilities aged 4 – 19 years old, who have an autism diagnosis. Working closely with qualified therapists, the role of Senior Therapy Assistant will help to support our pupils’ achievements and progress using a variety of strategies and interventions, combined with research driven behavioral theories to deliver exceptional support to our pupils and their families. This is a varied role combining resource creation and delivery of sessions to address the complex communication, motor and sensory needs of our pupils.

Supporting your professional pathway

  • Specialism Development – Working with children of different ages who although have varying needs, are all diagnosed with ASD, allowing you to gain a breadth of experience in autism, the challenges this can create and the interventions adopted to overcome these.
  • Multidisciplinary Team – Working alongside Occupational and Speech Language Therapists, allowing your expertise to be widened and an integrated approach to pupil progress.
  • Professional Development – Supporting and funding a range of qualifications and training inclusive of the following:
    • Attention Autism Training
    • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) Training
    • Sensory Integration Qualifications
    • Access to a wide range of Education & Childcare courses including RQF CACHE Level 2, 3 & 4 in Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Teaching & Learning
    • Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
    • Organisational Behaviour Management Accreditation (developing team cohesion and leadership skills)
    • Developing knowledge of behavioral analysis and gaining accredited qualifications within the field
  • Education Experience – Using a range of curriculums such as Essential for living, Developmental and Mainstream to tailor an individualised approach for each pupil, providing a deep understanding of the different learning techniques used in the education system.

What do you need

  • Experience or qualifications related to one of the therapeutic fields (e.g. Linguistics, Sports and Exercise Science, Psychology, Early Years Education)
  • Proven experience supporting Occupational and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Demonstratable experience working with behaviours that challenge
  • Proven ability to keep accurate records and reports
  • Minimum Grade C/4 in English GCSE/ equivalent
  • Due to our location, a driving licence or access to own transport is essential

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Admissions & Business Development Manager

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Are you an experienced professional with a background in SEND admissions? Are you keen to use your knowledge and develop your skills across education and care provision? Jigsaw Trust is recruiting an experienced professional to lead the end-to-end admissions process, securing learner placements at our provisions for autistic individuals.

Salary: £45,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

This is a senior position within the Trust that supports growth across both Jigsaw’s Education and Care settings, through the successful placement and retention of both pupils and adult learners in line with statutory SEND education and care procedures.

How will you drive the Trust’s success?

  • Manage, develop and administer the admissions process for Jigsaw School and JigsawPlus, leading on internal transitions between provisions and growing external placements
  • Be the primary point of contact for all prospective clients and Local Authorities, negotiating fees and placement terms to meet business needs
  • Manage the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process and care plans to ensure that children, young people and adult learners with SEND receive appropriate assessments, services and provision, confirming whether their needs can be suitably met
  • Maintain sound knowledge of relevant legislation and practice standards, ensuring that procedures remain compliant and stakeholders are well informed where required
  • Reporting to the CEO, you will contribute to the development and growth of business services partnering with key stakeholders at all levels across the Trust to deliver our strategic goals

Ideally you will be:

  • Experienced within a comparable role in a SEND specific education or within a local authority
  • Knowledgeable of relevant legislation, practice standards and the SEND Code of Practice
  • Able to review and interpret EHCP’s and manage assessments and tribunals
  • A strong communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills to liaise with stakeholders at all levels
  • Able to negotiate and influence, implementing solutions that balance both commercial drive and the Trusts ethos
  • Experience in Social Care would be advantageous, but a demonstrable desire to expand knowledge and experience into the care sector is essential

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Experienced Learning Support Worker

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Calling all experienced health and social care workers! Looking to progress your career? Wanting a new challenge? Seeking an opportunity to move into senior roles? At JigsawPlus, we have vacancies available for experienced workers to build their career in adult care – be quick and secure a position today!

Total Pay: £22,362 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £1,755) and an additional £1,000 bonus upon joining
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Part-time working is also available – 3 or 4 full days per week)
Annual Leave: 23 days paid holiday (up to 3 days to be taken between Christmas & New Year) plus bank holidays

We are looking for patient and caring health and social care workers to join our team at JigsawPlus, adult day centre, as an Experienced Learning Support Worker. Using your recent skills and expertise, you will be working with autistic learners aged 18 and over, using behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to support their development of knowledge and skills that will enhance their well-being, independence and social inclusion, making significant differences to their lives. As an experienced member of the team you will also train and mentor new staff, take the lead in group situations and deputise for Senior Support Workers when needed.

What does an Experienced Learning Support Worker at JigsawPlus do?

  • Provide support, care and teaching to autistic adult learners
  • Mentor and train new staff
  • Deputise for senior staff where needed and take the lead
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities supporting the development of knowledge and skills
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Provide personal care, encouraging and enabling adult learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene, including toileting, dressing and washing
  • Support adult learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Support adult learners to access work experience and employment opportunities
  • Track adult learners progress, ensuring support, care and teaching is appropriate and effective

Why choose JigsawPlus?

  • Competitive pay and a £1,000 bonus upon starting
  • Sociable hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) with no evening, weekend or sleep ins required
  • Part time working available (3 or 4 full days per week)
  • 23 days holiday (3 more than standard) plus bank holidays
  • Opportunities to progress to Senior Support Worker and Team Leader roles with associated salary increases
  • Funded and recognised qualifications and training available in Positive Behaviour Support including Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) and Behaviour Analysis Teaching accreditations focusing on adult curriculum
  • Opportunities to grow leadership skills and advance career in health and social care

What do you need?

  • Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)
  • Professional experience in adult care
  • Completion of Care Certificate
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care
  • Comfortable working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations

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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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    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.

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