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Positive Behaviour Practitioner (PBS)




Apple Mews Care Home, 95 Cathedral Road, Armagh Co., Armagh, BT61 8AB

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£28,000 per annum


40 hours per week

Job Advert Location Description

Apple Mews
Apple Mews provides care for up to 30 adults with learning disabilities,
autism and complex physical disabilities. It provides nursing care and a range of programmes to support the development of independence and
life skills. Apple Mews is made up of five bungalows

Bohill Bungalows 
Located just a few miles outside of Coleraine, Bohill Bungalows offers
nursing and residential care for men and women over the age of 18 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and ABI. Bohill Bungalows offers specialist support and individual en-suite bedrooms for
up to 24 people. Accommodation is split across four bungalows, one of which is female-only.

Job Advert Role Description

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.

This role is split across both Apple Mews and Bohill Bungalows Located just a few miles outside of Coleraine.

 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 a formal qualification in: or Positive Behaviour Support i.e. BSc in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis, MA or MSc in Autism Studies, PBS Graduate Diploma, PBS BTEC Level 5 (advanced professional Diploma)
  • Be qualified or willing and able to work towards Instructor Level of PROACT SCIP ®-UK
  • Understand legal frameworks relevant to the role, e.g. Mental Capacity Act (2005), DOLS
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete behaviour assessment tools and write reports relating to behaviour to a high standard

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


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, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory Group. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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