Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone joining the Trust in a Clinical role who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If you are invested in improving the lives of CYP with Autism/LD and complex behavioural needs, and you have experience using the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework, this rewarding role maybe for you.

An exciting opportunity has emerged for a motivated professional with a clinical background (Nursing or Allied Health), to work with the Cheshire Intensive Support Function (ISF). The ISF covers the Cheshire footprint, working with children and young people aged 5-18 with a diagnosis ofLearning Disabilities and/or Autism, whose complex behavioural needs challenge their support system to the extent that there is a risk of placement breakdown/hospital admission, and the clinicalinput required is above and beyond what LD CAMHS or CAMHS services are able to offer.

The clinical practice of the ISF is underpinned by the Values, Theory and Processes of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), a multicomponent framework that aims to establish effective and ethical support for people who present with Behaviours of Concern.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for enhancing the support that is already provided by involved services, with the key aims being contribution to identification and management of risk, multiagency planning, training and psychoeducation, as well as delivering highly specialist assessment and intervention, including development of PBS plans. The post holder will also be responsible for the supervision of junior team members.

The post holder will also play a key role in promoting and supporting colleagues with understanding and adopting the values and principles of PBS.

Regular access to support and training opportunities will be provided, as well as the opportunity to work towards a PBS qualification

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse or Allied Health Professional.
  • Current NMC or HCPC registration
  • The Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • An appropriate post-graduate qualification in Applied Behaviour Analysis or Positive Behavioural Support; or sufficient relevant experience of working within a PBS service or the PBS framework.


  • Degree in relevant subject.
  • Clinical supervision or mentorship qualification.
  • Relevant qualification in Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice.

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Knowledge of the wide range of statutory independent and third sector service provision for children with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism
  • Knowledge of other relevant local and national documents/drivers that affects practice
  • Good understanding of current strategies and policies in relation to learning disabilities



  • Experience working with children and young people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.
  • Experience of completing functional assessment, developing and implementing Positive Behaviour Support plans
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Experience of working in a multiprofessional team


  • Participation in service developments.
  • Experience in delivery of quality initiatives.
  • Experience of working with people who are identified as presenting behaviour which poses risks or limitations to their quality of life.

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