Location: East Sussex

Hours of Work: 35.5hours per week

Salary: £11.19 per hour

Time for a new Role? 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 for extra income
  • 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:

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a new short breaks provision and join an ever-expanding staff team within Aspens. This is a new role working across both our children’s and specialist support services to provide a positive behaviour support (PBS) model to engage young people (18 - 25) who have complex needs, which inhibit them from accessing school or college, resulting in increased isolation and withdrawal from community and group-based activities.

Engagement Keyworkers will be required work in a variety of settings to develop, plan and participate in programmes of work with parents/carers, adults, young people and children. This may include work in educational, community or residential setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To liaise and support a range of programmes led by CAMHS or Apens specialist support team to improve challenges associated with neurological diagnoses – including behaviour, obsessions, social skills, communication skills, isolation/ withdrawal
  • Independently develop resources and tools to support delivery of these programmes
  • To implement a PBS model of support to engage the young person and empower the parents/carer, providing sessional reports and monitoring of how strategies / support is working for the family

About You:

You will be experienced in supporting young people (aged 18 to 25 years old) with Autism Spectrum Conditions. It would also be desirable if you have attained your Diploma Level 3 (NVQ) in Social Care, training and knowledge of PBS and the PBS Framework and have firsthand experience with Mental Health First Aid.

The role involves travel in the local area and so it is essential that you hold a full, clean driving licence, have access to your own vehicle with business insurance and are happy to travel as part of your role.

How to Apply:

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

Apply now and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the role.

or to find out more call on 07979 179 982 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 comply with our COVID-19 policy, including weekly testing.