Learning Support Worker

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Worked in care or teaching 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.

Salary: £25,000 per annum FTE and an additional £500 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 £500 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
  • 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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