Learning Disability Support Worker

Learning Disability Support Worker

Jigsaw Trust | Haslemere, Surrey, GU27, GB
Job Type: Full Time

Posted 11 days ago

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*Worked in teaching or care previously? Experienced working with individuals with disabilities? Interested in Autism and passionate about making a difference? Join JigsawPlus to build a career and make life changing differences.*

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We 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 learners aged 18 and over who have an autism diagnosis. At JigsawPlus, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our learners.
*Total Pay:* £20,398 per annum FTE _(which includes a market supplement of £1,502)_ and an additional £1,000 bonus upon joining
*Hours:* 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 (Part time working is also available - 3 or 4 full days per week).
*JigsawPlus Benefits *
* Competitive pay and a £1,000 bonus upon starting with regular salary progression
* Sociable hours (between Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) with no evening, weekend or sleep ins required
* 23 days holiday (3 more than standard) plus bank holidays
* Career advancement opportunities (building you a career in SEN, Psychology, Health & Social Care)
* Extensive training including first aid, safeguarding, emergency medication and much more
* Opportunities to gain funded and recognised qualifications (Care Certificate and NVQ Level 3 in adult social care)
*Learning Support Worker Responsibilities*
* Provide support, care and teaching to adult learners with autism
* Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities
* Support adult learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practice
* Provide personal care, encouraging adult learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene (toileting, dressing and washing)
* Support adult learners to access work experience and employment opportunities
*What do you need?*
* Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)
* Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with vulnerable adults or young people with disabilities
* Comfortable working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviour
* Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
* Ability 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._
*Does this rewarding role sound like a fit for you?* Please apply via Indeed and we will be in touch!
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £20,398.00 per year
* Monday to Friday
* No weekends