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Positive Behaviour Specialist

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a passionate and committed Positive Behavioural Specialist to join our dynamic psychological services team within the Ealing community team for people with learning disabilities.

At West London NHS Trust we want to employ talented, passionate and skilled psychological professionals, so that we can provide the best service possible to those who use our services.

In return, we are committed to investing in and supporting our staff. In this role, we offer:

Hybrid office based/ home based working week. Please contact us for more details.

Flexible working

Supportive work environment

A relocation allowance of up �8,000, if moving more than 40 miles. Please contact us for more details.

A comprehensive CPD and reflective practice program.

Opportunities to link and collaborate with the North Thames Doctorate courses through supervision, teaching and research.

We are a values driven organisation and Togetherness, Responsibility, Excellence and Caring underpin how we treat each other and those who use our services.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would manage a designated caseload, taking responsibility for the assessment, formulation, development and implementation of interventions and support packages for clients who present with challenging needs. This is achieved by working with the person with learning disabilities, their carers and stakeholders towards a holistic, person centred, co-authored and personalised support plan.

The post holder will also work alongside colleagues to develop partnerships with self-advocacy and voluntary organisations locally as well as having a role in training and coaching of provider staff.

We would be keen to receive applications from people with a passion for helping people with learning disabilities and their families.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • UK accredited undergraduate Psychology degree
  • PBS / ABA qualification / accreditation

Experience & Knowledge


  • At least 2 years experience in Learning Disability environment supporting children or adults with challenging needs
  • Up to date knowledge of current good practice in Learning Disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories and strategies for Challenging Behaviour and Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Understanding of clinical governance issues, including record-keeping, confidentiality and patient consent.
  • Experience of working in a professional role autonomously.
  • Ability to demonstrate person centred values and the focus on quality of life outcomes.


  • Knowledge and experience of working with complex Autistic Spectrum disorder
  • A history of successful PBS interventions
  • Experience in teaching and training others
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Experience in working systemically with families and staff teams
  • An understanding of Attachment theory and its application to challenging needs work



  • Able to function in emotionally distressing circumstances on a frequent basis (e.g. in supporting service users with behaviours that challenge, have mental illness, self - harm, sexual abuse).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to remain focussed under pressure and to manage a demanding multi-systems work load.

Other Requirements


  • Able to reflect on own practice

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Adult Learning Disability Services


W7 2PB

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