Location: Rosewood, Cornford Lane, Pembury

Hours of Work: Full-Time or Part-Time, up to 40 hours per week 

Salary: £10.50  per hour (PBSW) - £12.00 per hour (SPBSW)

Click here to view the job description for the Positive Behaviour Support Worker role 

Click here to view the job description for the Senior Positive Behaviour Support Worker role 

How to Apply:

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

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About the Role:

We are setting up two brand new teams to support two young men to move into their new homes.

Client 1 will be moving from his current hospital placement to his new flat. We are looking for the right people who can successfully support him to work towards independent living.

The qualities that are important to our client are:

  • Being consistent and maintaining boundaries
  • Having a sense of humour and being able to take a joke
  • Being confident and able to motivate
  • Being good at de-escalating moments of stress

Bonus strengths would be being fit and active, particularly if you are a keen cyclist; knowing a second language and being able to teach it; playing badminton; being musical or an appreciator of music (our client has been teaching himself guitar); being happy to go on holidays and visit new places.

The qualities that our clients’ key professionals and family think are important for him are:

  • Confidence in maintaining agreed boundaries
  • Being able to follow behaviour support plans and contracts
  • Experience in de-fusing and de-escalating more difficult moments whilst keeping calm and relaxed
  • Having a good sense of humour
  • Being a clear and concise communicator
  • Being proactive in supporting independence and quality of life

Client 2 will be moving from his long-term residential school to his first independent living flat. This is a great move for him as has moved on from school education and needs opportunities to be more self-sufficient; he will also be moving closer to his family which is a real positive for him.

The qualities that are important to our client are:

  • A love of the outdoors – especially in all weathers!!
  • Helping me stay in contact with my family
  • Always being able to provide fun sensory activities
  • Being active and happy to go swimming with me

The qualities that are important for our client are:

  • Being able to work in a low-arousal way, minimising any overwhelming sensory input
  • Excellent communication skills including using Makaton signing and Picture Exchange Communication systems
  • An understanding of how to support someone with complex needs in a way that promotes independent and autonomy
  • Having a fun and sensitive approach

A key aspect of these roles will be to successfully support the transition of our clients into their new homes; this will involve developing positive relationships with them and their support network, including family, multi-disciplinary teams and professionals. It is important that candidates are good at listening and adapting the way they respond to the needs of our clients. Being confident, consistent, and calm are also essential qualities.

About You:

This is a unique opportunity for ambitious and experienced support workers and would particularly suit anyone with an interest in Positive Behaviour Support and transforming people’s lives. You will be provided with full training and support in order to make a success of the role.

We are looking for people who are energetic, hard-working, and passionate about supporting others; you will have extensive experience of supporting people with complex needs and experience in PBS; however, we will support the right candidates to develop these skills if necessary. We welcome applications from people who have experience in adult social care and PBS, but also from anyone with a background in psychology or therapeutic interventions; we will provide additional training and accredited qualifications to develop the team’s skills.

To find out more call Ailiés on 07513 130 482 or email [email protected]
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 weekly testing.