Youth Engagement Worker
Youth Engagement Worker Hours: Part-Time hours per week Location: West Sussex (Adur and Worthing) £18,000-£19,044, pro rata - dependent on experience This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a new short breaks provision and join an ever-expanding staff team within ; This is a new role working across both our children's and 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 to 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. Some key responsibilities will include: •To support a range of programmes of work led by the specialist support team to improve challenges associated with neurological diagnoses - including behaviour, obsessions, social skills, communication skills, isolation/ withdrawal •Independently develop resources and tools to support delivery of these programmes •To implement a PBS model of support to engage the young person and empower the parents/carer, providing sessional reports and monitoring of how strategies/support is working for the family Due to the nature of the role, flexible working hours will be required. This may include after school and weekend hours according to the needs and delivery of support - although fixed days may be able to be established, with variable hours within them Our Ideal Candidate will: •Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with young people, colleagues, professionals, relatives and outside agencies as required, in both written and verbal form •Raise awareness and generate more business, including liaising with other professionals including social services, health services, colleges, universities etc. •Be a car driver, with access to your own vehicle •To travel and provide support to any destination within identified areas as required •To be able and willing to support young people at home and in the community •To attend and contribute to team meetings and participate in the decision-making processes of the service including planning If this new and exciting role sounds like one for you please APPLY NOW. For more information, or to see a full job description, please call Bianca on 0330 335 8997 About us: Following the coming together of two leading care providers in Sussex and Kent, Aspens is united in offering over 100 years of experience in helping children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, those on the autism spectrum, and/or those with complex needs. Through the provision of highly personalised support, we aspire to enable people to learn new skills, live life to the full and contribute to society however possible.