Positive Behaviour Support Worker
Location: Cornford Lane, Pembury, Kent
Hours of Work: Full-Time (40 hours per week)
Salary: Up to £22,713.60 approx annual salary - not inclusive of any overtime etc £10.92 per hour

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
  • Aspens Bluebell Cafe, Pembury - 20% discount on adults' main menu items and staff meal deal for a subsidized £3.50 (sandwich/soup/sausage roll with crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink)
  • 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

Simply click ‘Apply now’ and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the role. Any offer is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, 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 committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Aspens is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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