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Trainee SEN Teacher

Pay: £15,972 per annum
Location: Surrey Cranleigh United Kingdom
Category: Graduate And Entry Level
Available from: Always Recruiting
Finishes on: Mar 2019
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E02759726
Charity/Not for Profit/Fundraising, Education 2019-01-11 2019-04-05

Job Description


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help expand our team of dedicated teachers providing behaviourally based instruction (Applied Behaviour Analysis) to pupils’ with autism spectrum disorder aged between 4 and 19 years old.

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage learning progression and social development as well as achieve ABA qualifications and CABAS® teaching status.

We will provide full comprehensive training alongside a clear career pathway in special educational needs teaching within a supportive and professional environment.

At Jigsaw School we try to help improve and make a significant difference to the lives of our pupils as well as their family and friends. If you would like to help be a part of this whilst embarking on a fulfilling career we look forward to hearing from you very soon.


Training and Development:

· Develop knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and associated disabilities

· Participate in training to achieve required CABAS® teaching qualifications

· Progress through practical and theoretical training to ensure satisfactory understanding and practice of the teaching duties


· Providing behaviourally based instruction (ABA) to pupils

· Collecting and recording data on the programmes delivered

· Meeting pupils’ needs through effective personal support, planning and review

· Interacting and participating with the pupils in the development of skills to reach their potential for independence

· Provide personal care (toileting, feeding) for pupils

· Participate and help with extra-curricular activities and off-site activities during the school day


Achieving Results:

· Completes detailed tasks accurately

· Work flexibly and contribute positively to the team

· Demonstrate and organise effective use of resources

· Ability to access, organise and manipulate data effectively

Building Relationships:

· Work as a member of a team

· Be sensitive to other people’s needs

· Seek assistance when required

· Form effective working relationships with others

Planning for the Future:

· Maintain a positive and responsible attitude to job

· Show confidence and self-reliance

· Show patience and care in all aspects of the job

· Use self-reflection effectively to support personal development

· Take advantage of learning opportunities

Working hours:

Working hours are 34.75 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Hours are from 9am to 4.30pm 4 days a week and from 9am to 5.30pm one day a week with a 45 minute unpaid break every day.


  • £15,972 per annum plus extensive CPD package (funded by the School) and a comprehensive benefits package.

  • 44 days annual leave per annum plus 8 statutory bank holidays. The school operates across 3 terms.

To apply:

To view a detailed job description and to apply for this exciting opportunity, please apply directly with an application form through the Jigsaw School careers website. If you have any questions please email the HR deaprtment at [email protected] or telephone 01483 273874.

Jigsaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. All positions will require an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and proof of qualifications.


  • Essential:
    • GCSE A to C or Level 4 or above in Maths and English
    • Interest in the issue of special Educational Needs/Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Ability to keep accurate records and reports to produce accurate graph data
    • Commitment and motivation to work with children and young people
    • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
    • An understanding and personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
    • Experience of working with children with special needs would be advantageous but not essential.
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