Worked in teaching or care 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.Total Pay : £20,398 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £1,502) and an additional £1,000 bonus upon joiningHours : 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 holidaysWe 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 skillsProvide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of lifeProvide personal care, encouraging and enabling adult learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene, including toileting, dressing and washingSupport adult learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practiceSupport adult learners to access work experience and employment opportunitiesTrack adult learners progress, ensuring support, care and teaching is appropriate and effective Why choose JigsawPlus?
Competitive pay and a £1,000 bonus upon startingPay progression on completion of 3 month probation to £21,844Sociable hours (Monday Friday, 9am-5pm) with no evening, weekend or sleep ins requiredPart time working available (3 or 4 full days per week)23 days holiday (3 more than standard) plus bank holidaysLots of career advancement opportunities and regular salary progression within a short space of timeExtensive training including first aid, safeguarding, emergency medication and much moreOpportunities to gain funded and recognised qualifications including Care Certificate and RQF level 3 in adult social careOpportunities to gain further work independently with our learners outside of your standard working daySupportive 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 disabilitiesComfortable working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviourComfortable supporting others with personal / intimate care where requiredAbility 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.