Senior Positive Behaviour Support Worker

Location: Cornford Lane, Pembury, Kent

Hours of Work: Full-Time , 40 hours per week

Salary: £12.42 per hour

Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity.


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 25% discounts in our own stores and Cafés.
  • Refer a friend £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspen

About the Role:

The PBS operational team is coming up to its 1-year anniversary. We support a number of individuals with varying needs including autism, learning disabilities, Tourette’s, FND, and ADHD. Sometimes the people we support find it difficult to communicate effectively so our staff need to be prepared to deal with complex and distressed behaviours on occasion; this might include physically supporting them to keep themselves and others safe from harm.

Quality of life is always our main focus so we actively encourage our staff to build up rapport with the people we support through shared fun activities. We have found that when people have a common interest they are more likely to build trusting and enjoyable relationships. Out Specialist PBS Team will support with the development of goals and behaviour plans, always focusing on the strength of the individuals and progressing towards independence.

We celebrate inclusivity and diversity and encourage the people we support and our staff to organise regular events. We recently had a sports day, a celebration of Nigerian food and music, and a spook-tacular Halloween fright night!!

The qualities that are important to the people we support 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

· Being fit and active

· Happy to participate with community activities such as badminton, swimming, football and going to the gym.

· Be able to communicate and have a positive attitude

The qualities that the team, professionals and families think are important:

· 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

· Complete comprehensive daily notes and reports

· Being proactive in supporting independence and quality of life

· Being able to work in a low-arousal way, minimising any overwhelming sensory input

· An understanding of how to support someone with complex needs in a way that promotes independent and autonomy

· Excellent communication skills including using Makaton signing and Picture Exchange Communication systems (training will be given)

· Having a fun and sensitive approach

· Willingness to complete activities that the people we support enjoy

· Sourcing new activities

· Maintain a budget

· Be organised and able to prioritise workload

· Be able to work within a diverse team

· To supervise and mentor PBS support staff

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.

How to Apply:

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

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.

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Recruitment Team, Cornford Lane, Pembury, TN2 4QU