Teaching Assistant

Company:  Jigsaw Trust
Location: Dorking
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Currently working as a Teaching or Learning Support Assistant? Experienced working with children with disabilities? Passionate about SEN and education? Jigsaw School wants you to join our teaching team.

We have opportunities available for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our teaching team at Jigsaw School, a day school for autistic children aged 4-19 years old. This rare opening will give you access to numerous funded training and qualification opportunities in SEN teaching whilst gaining a breadth of experience with children of varying ages and abilities. At Jigsaw School, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our pupils.

Salary: £18,626 per annum. You will also receive a £1,000 bonus upon joining

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 16:30 (till 17:30 on Tuesdays)

Jigsaw School Benefits
£1,000 bonus upon joining
Regular salary progression with opportunities to increase as soon as 6 months from joining
Career advancement opportunities to senior roles including Lead Teacher and Class Supervisor
Additional opportunities to broaden your skills including Mental Health First Aider, School Council Representative and Pupil Behaviour Support
Opportunity to work alongside our in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists
Staff wellbeing and support facilities
Enrolment into our pension scheme
Term time only working

_ Have you heard about our funded training and qualifications opportunities? _

Regular training in Safeguarding, Emergency Medication, Behaviour Management, Personal Care, Autism, First Aid and more
Access to a wide range of Education & Childcare courses including RQF CACHE Level 2, 3 & 4 in Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Teaching & Learning
Behaviour specific qualifications including Teaching Ranks, Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), Board Certified Behaviour Analysis certification (BCBA) and Masters in Behaviour Analysis

_Whatever your interest, we have something for you to help build a career in SEN education!_

Teaching Team Responsibilities
Provide teaching and support to autistic pupils, following individualised curriculums
Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities, focusing largely on life skills
Support pupils' participation in trips, applying theory-based learning to practice
Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
Provide personal care, encouraging pupils to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene (toileting, feeding)
Track pupil progress, ensuring teaching and support is appropriate and effective
Assist with breaktime duties including playground support and snack time

What do you need?
Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with children or disabilities
Comfortable working with children who exhibit challenging behaviour
Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations
Minimum Grade C/4 GCSE in English Language & Maths or equivalent
Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)

Does this rewarding role sound like a fit for you? Please apply via Indeed and we will be in touch!


_We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) of which the cost will be covered by Jigsaw_

Work remotely


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,626.00 per year

Company pension
Employee discount
On-site parking
Referral programme
Sick pay
Store discounts
Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
Performance bonus
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