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Learning Support Worker

Pay: £16,010 FTE per annum (increasing to £17,000)
Location: Surrey Cranleigh United Kingdom
Category: Graduate And Entry Level
Available from: Immediately
Finishes on: Jun 2019
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E02943231
Charity/Not for Profit/Fundraising, Education 2019-04-26 2019-07-19

Job Description










ABOUT JIGSAWPLUS:


Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity (Charity No. 1075464) that was established in 1999, firstly with Jigsaw CABAS® School. Today the school has provision for up to 75 pupils aged 4 to 19 years, and has again been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2016. In 2012, the trust expanded to include JigsawPlus a Centre for Lifelong Learning delivering a range of specialist day services to include adults.

In 2013, Café on the Park was opened. The Café is a not for profit business owned by Jigsaw Trust to enable our clients to undertake real work experience and develop valuable life skills in a caring and supportive environment. The aim of Jigsaw Trust is to improve the lives of those affected by autism through the provision of high quality, accessible, educational, vocational and well-being services.


ROLE SUMMARY:


Jigsaw Plus has opportunities for Learning Support Worker Interns to join our growing team. Working within our brand new ‘Centre for Life Long Learning’ you will be supporting young adults with autism and related disabilities in the attainment of knowledge and skills that will enhance their well-being, independence and social inclusion.


In return, you will receive a comprehensive training and development package, giving you valuable experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) as well as the opportunity for promotion and personal development.


This is the perfect role for an individual who enjoys helping others and is looking to build or progress a career in the adult social care and psychology industry.



WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE AT JIGSAWPLUS



  • Nationally Recognised Care Certificate

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Pre Teacher Rank

  • Completion of the UK ABA Education Competence Framework

  • Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) Certification

  • QCF in Health and Social Care

  • Crisis Intervention Training (PROACT-SCIPr UK)



Other training will include:


First Aid, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Epilepsy, Administering medication, Food and Hand Hygiene and Understanding Autism


HOW WILL YOU HELP OUR ADULT LEARNERS



  • Support participation in social, leisure, educational and employment opportunities, based on the ABA model

  • Encourage and enable learning and development all aspects of daily life

  • Facilitate and support decision making whilst promoting choice, involvement and empowerment.

  • Collect, record and analyse data on learning programmes

  • Complete activity and spending logs



WORKING HOURS:

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday.

REMUNERATION:


Starting salary is £16,010 per annum (increasing to £17,000) plus a comprehensive benefits and CPD package.

23 days annual leave pplus 8 statutory bank holidays per annum.

LOCATION:

JigsawPlus, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB.

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 contact the HR department on tel. 01483 273874 or email [email protected]


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Qualifications

  • CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

    Essential:

    • The desire to help others to enjoy learning and develop independence
    • 5 GCSE’s with minimum Grade C/ level 4 or equivalent, including Maths and English Language
    • Experience of working with adults or children with learning or communication difficulties

    Desirable:

    • Experience of working with adults or children with autism
    • Care Certificate
    • Driving License
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