Training & Professional Development at St. John’s

Grow and Flourish your Career

St. John’s is staffed by a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated team of approximately 350 individuals.

All of our staff, regardless of their role, are experts in the support, development, and protection of children and young people and share a commitment to enabling the students who access our services to achieve their personal aspirations.

We have various forms of training available to you as an employee at St. John’s. These include First Aid, Epilepsy, Fire Training and many more. We can tailor the training that you are booked onto according to your professional development goals.


Here is a list of some of the major training and qualifications that all staff working with our young people complete as standard:


Communication and de-escalation

Autism Awareness

Autism and Sensory

Autism and Communication

NAS Autism Essentials

Maybo Positive Handling skills

L2 Therapeutic Skills

Epilepsy and the administration of emergency medication

Anaphylaxis and the administration of auto-injectors

Diabetes and the administration of medication and auto- injectors


LGBT Awareness

Our Employee Journey Map… where will your St. John’s career take you?


Some of our amazing colleagues also have the opportunity to work towards the following major training and qualifications:

L2 Understanding Autism

L3 Supporting teaching and learning

L3 Education and Training

L4 Positive Behaviour Support

L5 Positive Behaviour Support

L5 Teaching Disable Learners

L5 Dyslexia Support and intervention

L5 Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Support and Intervention

First Aid

Sensory Integration

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills


Talking mats

Attention Autism


Intensive interaction




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                     

Bank staff

Are you looking for a new direction? Thinking of a career in care or education? 

If so, we are always seeking enthusiastic individuals who are positive about learning disabilities to join our highly successful bank of casual staff. Our bank staff work closely together with our permanent team to provide a quality service across both the Brighton & Seaford campuses. Working with our young people is both challenging and rewarding and many people go on to take up permanent positions which include opportunities for accredited vocational qualifications.

Please send a CV and covering letter to or contact the HR department on 01273 244048 for further information