Location: East Sussex

Hours of Work: 16 hours (per week), Mondays – Fridays + Weekends (as per rota)

Salary: £9.39 per hour, rising to £10.00 per hour from 1st April 2022

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 If you are considering rewarding career supporting and empowering others then Aspens could be the perfect workplace for you! #MadewithCare

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 25% discounts in our own stores and Cafés.
  • Care Friends referral App, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens

How to Apply:

If you are friendly, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you!

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Recruitment Team, Sussex House, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AE

About the Role:

At Aspens we work across Kent and Sussex; supporting individuals with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

Our fantastic East Sussex Children’s Services team run groups for children and young people in Hastings, Lewes and Battle.

Our groups are fun, friendly, safe places where all our young people can spend time together and enjoy each other’s company.

As Children and Young People’s Support Worker you will provide flexible support to children and young people and their families within both group environments (building based and community based) and 1-1 outreach support.

You will work with young people and children aged 8-25 years with Autism Spectrum Conditions and associated disabilities to help develop individual skills and confidence in all aspects of daily life, including building positive relationships, activities, leisure and social skills.

"Thank you so so much for setting up the group... She said she preferred it to school. She has always struggled with separation anxiety with me and she has NEVER gone off like that especially at something new and with people she had not met. She said the Support Worker's were lovely and just a massive thank you as I now know it will be one of the few places that she feels comfortable." - Happy Mum of a child Aspens Charities supports, Worthing (January 2021)

About You:

As a Children and Young People’s Support Worker at Aspens you should

  • Have a keen interest in working with young people with autism and other complex needs.
  • Desirably have previously worked with vulnerable young people, however this is not essential as we believe that great children’s support workers can come from all backgrounds!
  • Desirably have a L3 NVQ in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) or have a desire and the capacity to work towards this
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to work alone as well as part of a team, as the role will involve the provision of both 1:1 support and support in group sessions.
  • Hold a valid driving licence and have access to your own transport (this role will involve travel around the East Sussex area)
or to find out more call William on 07912 179 987 or email [email protected]

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

PLEASE NOTE: It is a condition of your employment with Aspens Charities that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you comply with testing requirements in line with the current government guidance and Aspens policy.