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Positive Behaviour Practitioner (PBS)

Reference

PRI54547

Location

Shaftsbury Mews, 646 Shore Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 0PR

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£28,000 per annum

Hours

40 hours per week

Job Advert Location Description

Shaftsbury Mews is located in the Jordanstown area of Greater Belfast.  Belfast City Centre is only six miles away with local shops, parks and a beach within walking distance of the service. Major bus and rail routes into Belfast City are also only a short distance from the home.

Shaftsbury Mews provides nursing care and a range of programmes to support adults with autism, learning disabilities and nursing needs. Our aim is to develop independence and life skills.

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.

 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

Disclosure

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.

Closing Date

31/10/2021