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 sensory processing difficulties, anxiety and emotional regulation difficulties, motor and perpetual skills and functional life skills.
You will make a difference by:
Supporting and developing pupils’ ability to participate in functional skills of daily living and accessing 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 Specialist Occupational Therapists:
The chance to work in a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment
The benefit of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes
Training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
Registered Behaviour Technician qualification
Funded membership of relevant specialist interest group/clinical excellence network
Ongoing clinical supervision support from an Occupational Therapist Consultant
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes
A recognised Occupational Therapy degree/qualification
Health Care Professionals Council Licence to practice
Membership with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
1-2 years proven experience working as an Occupational Therapist (ideally with children or within
Knowledge of special educational needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Experience in writing annual review reports to contribute towards Education, Health and Care Plans
A confident, caring and pro-active attitude
ABOUT JIGSAW SCHOOL
Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity established in 1999. It started with Jigsaw School and now
has provision for 68 pupils aged between 4 and 19 years old. Jigsaw is proud to be rated as
‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is lucky enough to have one of the country’s leading experts in
CABAS as our Director of Education.
Jigsaw is the only fully CABAS accredited school in the UK. The CABAS (Comprehensive
Application of Behaviour Analysis to Schooling) approach uses a learner driven science of
teaching to accelerate independent learning and pupils’ ability to learn in new ways.
At Jigsaw Trust we work hard to make a significant difference to the lives of our pupils, their
families and friends. If you would like to join us and embark on a fulfilling career, we want to
hear from you.
Salary £28,050 - £38,000 (dependant on experience) plus extensive CPD and
Contract terms 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9.00 to 16.30 (Tuesday to
17.30). Part time also considered.
Annual Leave 40 days paid holiday plus bank holidays