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: £17,004 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
Free on-site parking

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/ABA Tutor

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As a SEN Trainee Teacher/ABA Tutor 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/ABA Tutors:

  • 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

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Minimum Grade C or Grade 4 GCSE in English Language and Maths or equivalent
  • Knowledge, interest or experience of working with children or young adults from 4-19 years with special educational needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and build good working relationships with pupils, carers, parents and staff
  • Ability to keep accurate records and reports
  • A positive, patient, caring and can-do attitude
  • Early Years qualified is desriable

Salary: £16,291 p.a. 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
Free Onsite Parking

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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: £12,469 pro rata (£15,757 FTE) plus extensive CPD and benefits package
Regular salary progression based on completion of training
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 plus bank holidays

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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Cleaner

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In this diverse and fast-paced role, you will be a key asset in ensuring the cleanliness across Jigsaw School in response to COVID-19 in addition to supporting a smooth process in pupil taxi arrivals and departures. You will be a vital part in maintaining high standards by carrying out regular and one-off cleaning tasks across the school, ensuring an effective working environment for all pupils and staff.

Salary: £9 per hour
Contract terms: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 09:00am – 5:00pm/ 6 MONTH FIXED TERM CONRACT (subject to change)
Annual Leave: 25 days to be taken during school holidays
Free on-site parking

You will make a difference by:

  • Providing cleaning support both proactively and reactively, ensuring that all classrooms and school spaces are fit for use
  • Assisting with daily taxis/ parent transport movements and site vehicle access to ensure smooth transitions
  • Maintaining outdoor spaces including school playgrounds and equipment, so these are clean, safe and pleasant to use

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience of undertaking a range of general cleaning duties, completing tasks to a high standard
  • Proven ability to work flexibly, using initiative with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrable ability to perform tasks of a physical nature (often demanding) including twisting and stooping
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment
  • Experience working in SEND school environment an advantage

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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 pupils with autism and related disabilities.

Role summary
Based in the 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 and related disabilities. 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.

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
Free on-site parking

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:

  • 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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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
Free on-site parking

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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Internships

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ALL INTERNSHIPS REQUIRE A MINIMUM COMMITMENT OF 12 MONTHS

TRAINEE SEN TEACHER INTERN

Jigsaw has internship placements available for individuals who are looking to develop their careers in psychology and special educational needs whilst achieving qualifications in behaviour analysis and CABAS® teacher status. You will receive support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading and internationally recognised CABAS® experts.

Salary: £16,291 per annum 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)
Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
Free on-site parking

Role summary

Teachers support pupils with autism and related disabilities 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 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, alongside a clear career pathway in SEN teaching, within a very friendly and supportive environment.

You will make a difference to our pupils by:

  • Supporting participation 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
  • Collecting, recording and analysing data to monitor progress and improve learning programmes

We offer our teachers:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • Support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading and internationally recognised CABAS experts.
  • Highly supported training and CPD programme
  • The opportunity to work with pupils both 1:1 and within groups, in small class sizes
  • The chance to work alongside an in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists
  • Attendance at national and international professional conferences
  • Fully funded training opportunities* including
  • CABAS Teacher Training and Completion of CABAS Ranks
  • Registered Behaviour Technician Qualification
  • Industry training – Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Completion of the UK Applied Behaviour Analysis Education Competence Framework

*please note that all training opportunities are subject to the length of internship

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How to Apply

Complete an Application Form* (found with the full job description under each role overview) and email it back to us at:  [email protected]  or post it to: Jigsaw Trust HR, Building 203, Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8GA

*Please note application forms are Word documents so you will need to download and save offline before returning to us.

 

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    Before applying for any of these roles we would ask that you read the relevant HR/Recruitment policies, including Safeguarding. All policies are available on the Policies page on this website or by clicking here.

    Jigsaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.   All positions will require an enhanced DBS check (the cost of which will be paid by Jigsaw), teaching prohibited checks (if applicable), ID check, satisfactory references and proof of qualifications.