Positive Behaviour Support Worker

Location: Cornford Lane, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4QU

Hours of Work: Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Salary: £10.92 per hour

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What you can expect from us:

Full training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in Positive Behaviour Support)

Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too.

Shuttle Bus to and from Cornford Lane and local stops in Pembury and Tunbridge Wells

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

Bluebell Cafe: Discounted staff menu available

Refer a Friend Scheme, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens

About the Role:

Ash is a newly refurbished PBS service consisting of an open plan kitchen, living and dining area. It has two bedrooms, both with en-suite, and there is a separate office and staff toilet. The building is also installed with air-conditioning. We are looking for Positive Behaviour Support Workers to work within a PBS framework, led by a Senor Positive Behaviour Support Worker, supporting the one individual who lives here.

The individual who lives here would like staff who possess the following qualities:

· Would help her stay in contact with family and arrange visits

· Provide a wide range of sensory activities

· Can advocate for her, helping her to access new activities

· Having confidence to support effectively, including during times of distress

· Be able to offer full attention to her during support

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

Resilient

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.

An expectation that you will form part of the wider PBS team as part of your employment with us. We have additional PBS services on site and staff will be required to support in these when the needs of the service require it.

How to Apply:

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

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

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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