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Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

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Old Vicarage, 142 Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury, Kirklees, WF13 2LP

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£25,000 per annum


40 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Adult Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist adult care services. Our aim is to provide the right support in the right home for all the individuals we accommodate.

With community-based residential care settings, as well as a network of supported living services, we support adults over the age of 18 with autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and behaviours that challenge. We also offer a range of residential and nursing care settings for older people with varying levels of need.

Job Advert Location Description

Buderode House (Also known as the Old Vicarage) is a new purpose-built development which will specialise in supporting individuals with Autism and associated Challenging Behaviour. This is a chance to be part of a brand new team who will shape the service from the very beginning and make it a flagship service for people with Autism

Job Advert Role Description

The postholder will implement the Adult Care PBS strategy, creating capable environments that improve wellbeing and quality of life for the people we support, whilst reducing challenging behaviour and the use of restrictive interventions.

The post holder will use their expertise to support  predominantly in the following areas:

Staff training & development

Functional Behaviour Assessment

Behaviour Support Planning (BSP)

BSP implementation (including practice workshops)

Incident analysis & debrief

The ideal candidate will:

Hold, or be working towards a formal qualification in: or Positive Behaviour Support i.e. PBS BTEC (advanced professional Diploma), BSc in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Learning Disability, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Psychology. Board associate Certified Behaviour Analyst status is desirable, NOT essential

Hold Physical Intervention Training approved under the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) accreditation scheme to at least Instructor level (preferably PROACT SCIPr-UK)

A full drivers’ licence.

In addition, the candidate will be able to demonstrate:

A history of direct support experience with people with learning disabilities and/or ASC and Challenging Behaviour

A history in conducting assessment and developing, implementing and evaluating interventions for individuals presenting with Challenging Behaviours

A history of development and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support training

A history of working as part of a peripatetic team providing consultation to 'challenging behaviour' services

A history of reducing the use of restrictive practices     

Division DBS info

Career Pathways

As a Priory Group employee, you’ll be able to chart your long-term career along defined pathways (from Support Worker to CEO), each path providing you a fulfilling work environment and support from a world class organisation to achieve your professional goals. We want to invest in you to achieve the next step in your career, so you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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