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Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (PBS)




Rookery Hove, 22-24 Sackville Gardens, Hove, BN3 4GH

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£33,000 per Annum



Job Advert Location Description

Priory Rookery Hove is a specialist therapeutic home providing education and essential life skills for young adults aged 18 to 35 with Autism and other associated conditions. We provide education, independence, social skills, and/or undertake work-based learning where appropriate. At The Priory Rookery Hove we work hard to ensure each individuals potential is being met. Priory Hove provides 24 hour specialist care and support, 52 weeks a year

Job Advert Role Description

 Working for Priory Adult Care. We offer 24/7 specialist residential care in community settings. Our aim is to deliver an increasing sense of self-management and empowerment that will lead to more independent living.

In this exciting and rewarding role as PBS Practitioner, you’ll enjoy every opportunity to bring your compassion and empathy to work in an environment where you can have a positive impact on improving both the long term and the everyday lives of the people we support.

The PBS practitioner as part of the Home Management team, will work closely with the people we support to develop and implement personalised support plans that both meet their needs and help to grow their independence and life skills. That includes promoting the use of PROACT-SCIPr-UK®, 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, Board associate Certified Behaviour Analyst status is desirable but 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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