Location: Brighton and Hove area

Hours of Work: Part-Time, 16 Hours per Week, Mondays – Fridays + Weekends (as per rota)

Salary: £11.19 per hour

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Are you looking for a rewarding role in an inclusive environment? Do you want to feel empowered to help empower people yourself? Do you value honesty and integrity in the workplace? Then a role at Aspens Charities could be perfect for you.

We can’t wait to meet you! #MadewithCare

What you can expect from us:

  • Full training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too.
  • 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.
  • Care Friends referral App, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens

How to Apply:

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

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

About the Role:

At Aspens we work across Kent and Sussex; supporting individuals with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

Our fantastic East Sussex Children’s Services team run groups for children and young people in Hastings, Lewes and Battle and also support young people on a 1:1 basis out in the community across East Sussex.

As Youth Engagement Worker at Aspens you will work as a senior member within our children’s service, alongside our specialist support services to provide a positive behaviour support (PBS) model to engage young people who have complex needs, which inhibit them from accessing school or college, resulting in increased isolation and withdrawal from community and group-based activities.

The youth engagement worker will be required work in a variety of settings to develop, plan and participate in programmes of work with parents/carers, adults, young people and children. This may include work in educational, community or residential setting.

About You:

As a Youth Engagement Worker at Aspens you should have previous experience working or volunteering with children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and other complex mental health concerns or behavioural concerns.

The ideal candidate will also have an A-Level equivalent in Social Sciences along with a L3 equivalent in Health and Social Care or Child Care, or be willing to work towards this.

The role involves working with vulnerable young people and their families both at home and in the community, so experience of safeguarding and understanding of safeguarding processes is very important.

It would also be beneficial to have some experience and understanding of the delivery of positive behaviour support models and the ability to support those who have historically struggled to engage with services.

The role involves travel in the local area and so it is essential that you hold a full, clean driving licence, have access to your own vehicle and are happy to travel as part of your role.

or to find out more call on 07979 179 982 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 comply with our COVID-19 policy, including weekly testing.