Children and Young People’s Deputy Service Manager for Holiday and Weekend Short Break Scheme (East Sussex)
Location: Battle (with travel across East Sussex), part time remote working can be considered for this role
Contracted Hours: 30 per week
Hourly Rate: £12.74

What you can expect from us:
  • Full training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too.
  • 30 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Nest Pension and Death in Service Benefit
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to the Blue Light Card (providing discounts on the high street and online) as well as 20% discounts in our own stores and Cafés.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens
  • Recognition schemes, including ‘Employee of the Month

About the Role:

You will work with the service manager to oversee the day to day working of our Short Breaks Scheme that involves providing group support for children/young people and their families in accordance with the criteria set by East Sussex County Council under our tender agreement. The aim of the short breaks is to enable children and young people to have the same access to activities as their main stream peers. We provide workshops, events, outings and activities to enable children and young people with SEND from across East Sussex to engage in within group settings. This will involve planning a schedule of groups, activities, workshops and outings for children in response to their needs and wishes and according to their age and capabilities.

All activities provided will enable children, young people and adults to engage with their peers, improve their communication skills, confidence, self-esteem and life skills; also help and support children to build up a range of coping strategies and to find interventions that help them manage their condition.

You will ensure that the service meets requirements of Aspens Charities quality standards and meets legislator regulations as required by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC).

You will support the production of regular service updates and support monitoring and evaluation processes to measure outcomes and ensure a high-quality service which focuses on the expressed needs and requests from children and young people.
You will be expected to travel to sites throughout Sussex and Kent as deemed necessary for your job role.

Full Job Description:
About Aspens:
At Aspens we strive to uphold our
core values by aspiring to be leaders with integrity in the social care field, setting the highest possible standards for the care of the people we support.
Our dedication to caring for people applies to our valued workforce as well as to the people our organisation exists to support, and we work to treat all of our employees, external partners and those we support with respect and kindness at all times in inclusive environment we offer here at Aspens.
We empower our staff by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to do an excellent job, remain up to date with the latest developments and training in the sector and to achieve their own professional goals.

Any offer would be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks, which we will complete on your behalf if you don't already have one, and satisfactory employment references. We will consider job share and part time arrangements for all posts in line with the needs of the charity.

Aspens Charities are an equal opportunities employer.

Aspens is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children, young people and adults. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020). Our safeguarding policies can be found on our website.

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