Positive Behaviour Support Worker
Location: Cornford Lane, Pembury, Kent
Hours of Work: Full-Time (40 hours per week)
Salary: £11.99 per hour from April 2024

Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity


What you can expect from us:

  • Fantastic paid training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • Paid DBS (we will recover the cost should your employment terminate for any reason, other than redundancy, before passing your probation)
  • Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too
  • 30 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays) / Pro rata dependent on hours. Annual leave entitlement increases with length of service
  • Nest Pension and Death in Service Benefit
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Aspens High Street Stores - 20% discount on all items for Aspens’ staff stores: Bexhill, Crowborough, Hampden Park, Paddock Wood, Seaford
  • 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:

At Aspens, a highly regarded charity, we work across Kent and Sussex; supporting individuals with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. We offer residential care, supporting living, day activities and a fantastic community outreach programme.

We are currently seeking a dedicated PBS Support Worker to join our fantastic staff team.

Due to the nature of the people we support, there are times when behaviours of concern do arise and so it is vital that you are able to stay calm in a challenging situation whilst remaining positive and professional.
Aspens offer career progression alongside vocational qualifications, we encourage staff development and aim to promote from within the organisation where we can.

What you can expect from us:

We will support you with regular access to, and supervision with, a Positive Behaviour Support Specialist as well as with your line manager, and the opportunity to complete a L3 accredited PBS qualification.

A PBS Support Worker should be:

Able to work with the PBS team to create and follow behavioural management strategies

Able to source and establish an activity planner.

Experienced in de-escalating difficult situations in a calm, positive and proactive way

Physically fit

Not be afraid to try new things


Able to actively support, promoting independence

As a member of our team, you should have:

Experience of working with people with a learning disability and/or Autism

Experience of working with people who may display behaviours of concern. A willingness to learn new skills and receive feedback through regular observations and coaching sessions from our PBS Specialist team.

A willingness to complete PBS qualifications – this requires at least

L2 English and Maths

Ideally have a driving licence and be able to drive a company vehicle

APPLY NOW with one easy click and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the role with you and answer any of your questions and arrange an interview.


Interview process:
We will work with you to ensure most suitable dates/times for interview.
Interviews can either be conducted in service or via remote/video call, dependent on your preference and service tours/visits can be arranged at a later date. Ideally, we would love to initially meet you in person, however, we do appreciate the worries and anxiety that an interview can cause so are open to other options.


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.


At Aspens Charities, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in Aspens’ workforce, such as sex/gender, minority ethnic group, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age, and abilities. We believe that a variety of perspectives leads to better innovation and a stronger team. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and has an equal opportunity to thrive.


How to Apply:
If you are friendly, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you about our available roles.

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