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Senior Positive Behaviour Analyst

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Positive Behaviour Analyst to work in a new Sensory Service and PALMS (Positive, behaviour, Autism, Learning disability, Mental health Service) who is a motivated and forward thinking clinician and leader who can work flexibly and is committed to supporting CYP and their families across Hertfordshire.

Due to additional investment into Hertfordshire's Children and Young People's Integrated Therapy Service (CYPT), we have an exciting new 3- tiered sensory service to support neurodivergent children and young people (CYP).

This is an exciting time for Hertfordshire as we grow our support offer to provide specialist services to meet the sensory needs of CYP. As a team we are aligned to the Children and Young People's Specialist Services Directorate and work closely with our CYPT service and system partners including voluntary sector organisations, mental health services, social care and education.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will be:
  • Passionate about and have a desire to contribute to change in a vibrant NHS team
  • Dedicated to supporting CYP with sensory difficulties, autism and/or learning disability, and their families.
  • Collaborative in their approach to work with families, networks, and others services
  • Able to work both in a team environment and autonomously
  • Able to maintain a high degree of professionalism when working in settings where there is a highly emotive atmosphere.
  • Flexible in their approach and have resilience under pressure
  • Have professional registration for your specialty

About us

  • A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff
  • We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities
  • Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision
  • We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages
  • We are proud to be an armed forces friendly employer and support the employment of the armed forces community, including veterans, spouses and partners. For more information, contact
  • We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now
  • You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you
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Job description

Job responsibilities

This permanent position is based in Hertfordshire, we have a number of bases including Stevenage, QEII Hospital, Peace Children Centre and can be flexible with your choice of base. The successful candidate is expected to work across locations in Hertfordshire to meet service needs and demands.

You will need a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Please see attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all its staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

HCT has been voted one of the top 100 NHS trusts to work for in the country. We are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation and a menopause accredited employer.

We dont want you to miss out so be aware that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date. Please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

For an informal conversation please contact Micaela Johnson, Clinical Quality Lead for Childrens Specialist Services on 07787261323

Person Specification



  • Accredited as a UKBA(Cert) and registered with the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis and / or Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with eligibility for registration with the UKSBA
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by post graduate diploma specialist training, experience, short courses plus further specialist training to masters equivalent level


  • Post graduate qualifications in sensory



  • To be a highly skilled communicator who can share information sensitively to a variety of people including, children, young people and their families, support staff and other professionals
  • To be able to evaluate and make appropriate clinical decisions, taking into consideration the holistic view of the child and family, whilst using sound theoretical and developmental frameworks
  • Identify the mental health needs of the CYP and signpost appropriately.
  • Provide leadership to the teams and deliver clinical supervision and line management to other colleagues as appropriate.


  • Assist in clinically related administration, conduct audits and research projects, collect and analyse service data, develop databases, and to participate in teaching and project work

Candidate requirements


  • Be able to demonstrate good literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
  • Possess resilience to deal with exposure to the highly distressing and emotional demands of the role including verbal aggression.
  • Maintain an active engagement with current developments in the fields of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Behaviour Support, Learning Disability, Autism, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health and related disciplines.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Howard Court

14 Tewin Road

Welwyn Garden City


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