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Trainee SEN Teacher

Jigsaw Trust
Cranleigh, England, United Kingdom
December 03, 2018


Calling all Teachers, Teaching and Class Support Assistants, Nursery Nurses, Early Years Practitioners and Paediatric Psychologists. Jigsaw has a very exciting opportunity for individuals who are looking to develop their careers in Special Education Needs whilst achieving ABA qualifications and CABAS® teaching status.

Salary £15,972pa plus extensive CPD and benefits package

Regular salary progression based on completion of training

Contract terms 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30 pm

(Tuesday to 5.30pm)

Annual Leave 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays Free on-site parking

Role summary

Teachers will support pupils with autism and related disabilities using behaviourally based instruction (ABA) and

positive reinforcement techniques to accelerate learning. Working within small classes on a 1 to 1 basis, you will

use specialised support plans to help our pupils meet their individual needs and achieve their full potential. You

will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils learning and progression as well as improve

their social and emotional development. Jigsaw will provide comprehensive practical and theoretical training,

alongside a clear career pathway in SEN teaching, within a very friendly and supportive environment.

You will make a difference to our pupils by

• Supporting participation in social, leisure and educational activities

• Encouraging and enabling learning and development in all aspects of daily


• Facilitating and supporting pupils’ decision making and promoting choice

• Collecting, recording and analysing data to monitor progress and improve

learning programmes

We offer our teachers

• The chance to work in a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment

• Support and regular supervision from the country’s leading CABAS experts

• Highly supported training and CPD programme

• The benefit of working 1 on 1 with pupils within small class sizes

• The chance to work alongside an in-house team of Occupational and SaLT


• Attendance of local and international professional conference

• Fully funded training opportunities including

• CABAS Teacher Training and Completion of CABAS Ranks

• Registered Behaviour Technician Qualification

• Industry training - Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering

Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid

• Completion of the UK ABA Education Competence Framework

• NVQ Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

• Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Certification

• Masters in High Incident Disabilities and ABA

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes

• Minimum Grade C or Grade 4 GCSE in English Language & Maths or equivalent

• Experience of working with children or young adults from 4 – 19 years

• Knowledge, Interest or Experience of working with special educational

needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities

• Ability to work as part of a team and build good working relationships

with pupils, carers, parentsand staff

• Ability to keep accurate records and reports to produce accurate graph data

• A positive, patient, caring and can-do attitude


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.

Find out more

Please look at our careers website where you will be able to view our ‘Day in the Life

of a CABAS Teacher’ page and learn more about the Trust. You will also find the full Job Description, Career

Progression Document and Staff Benefits here too.

For an informal discussion about the role please call Mel Edwards our Recruitment Advisor on 01483 277366

or email her at .

Application process

To apply for this role download and complete an application form found at

Please return your completed application form to .

Closing date

Please note that due to ongoing vacancies this role has no specific closing date.

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).