Training and development

Grow your career

St. John’s learning and support staff is a highly-skilled, experienced and dedicated team of around 350 people.

All of them are experts in the support, development, and protection of children and young people and share a commitment to enabling our learners to achieve.

We have various forms of training available to all of our employees St. John’s, including first aid, epilepsy, fire training and much more. We can also tailor the training to an individual’s professional development goals.

Major training and qualifications that all our learner-facing staff complete, as standard, include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Communication and de-escalation
  • Autism awareness
  • Autism and sensory processing
  • Autism and communication
  • AET (Autism Education Trust) Making Sense of Autism
  • MAYBO positive behaviour support
  • Epilepsy and the administration of emergency medication
  • Anaphylaxis and the administration of auto-injectors
  • Diabetes and the administration of medication and auto- injectors
  • Makaton
  • LGBTQ+ awareness

Employee journey map


Colleagues can work towards the following training and qualifications:

  • Level 2
    • Adult Health & Social Care
    • Understanding Autism
  • Level 3
    • Adult Health & Social Care
    • Supporting teaching and learning
    • Education and Training
  • Level 4:
    • Positive Behaviour Support
    • Children, Young People and Families Practitioner
  • Level 5:
    • Children, Young People and Families Practitioner
    • Positive Behaviour Support
    • Teaching Disabled Learners
    • Dyslexia Support and intervention
    • Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Support and Intervention
    • Leader Adult Health & Social Care
  • Functional Skills
  • First aid
  • Sensory integration
  • PECS
  • Talking mats
  • Attention Autism
  • Intensive interaction
  • PDA (pathological demand avoidance)
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Mental health
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Understanding attachment
  • Working with complex trauma
  • Understanding child and adolescent behaviour
  • Working with self-injury
  • Supporting visual impairments
  • Supporting those with hearing impairments.

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Email recruitment@st-johns.co.uk for further information on any of our vacancies