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Behavioural Practitioner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about improving the quality of life of people with learning disabilities and reducing all forms of restrictive practice? If so, this post could be for you.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative behaviour practitioner to our York and Selby Community Learning Disability Service who is committed and passionate about providing person-centred support and involving service users, family members and carers in all aspects of service delivery.

We require a full-time behaviour practitioner who can work flexibly to meet service need and demonstrates TEWV trust values.

We are seeking applications from individuals who can demonstrate practice leadership, who are motivated, flexible, reflective and able to communicate effectively to others. An ability to be creative with a clear grasp of contemporary issues associated with the support of individuals with learning disabilities is important for this role.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience using PBS and hold a PBS or behaviour analysis qualification.

Main duties of the job

Co-ordinate and conduct autonomous specialist behavioural assessments for people using the service. The assessment will be based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of complex data from a variety of stakeholder sources.

Applying the principles of behaviour analysis to help understand behavioural needs and to teach new skills and improve quality-of-life.

Provide support and behavioural advice to other professionals in the service and partner agencies through consultation, supervision, and training.

Work responsively and flexibly with individuals in a variety of settings, ensuring high quality care of individuals throughout assessment, planning, evidence-based intervention, and evaluation.

Support service development associated with PBS through consultation, evaluation and monitoring of local policies and procedures.

Support a culture of person centred,values led high quality care, promoting least restrictive practice within TEWV and the wider learning disability community.

About us

The team are friendly, professional, and innovative. They have a common interest in living the trust values, to support people with learning disabilities, their families, and each other enhancing quality of life and emotional wellbeing.

Supervision and professional development for the post holder involves appraisal, clinical and PBS supervision with senior colleagues to nurture talent and support professional development.

There is opportunity and an expectation that the post holder will attend specialist interest groups and evidence-based practice events available.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Please do contact us if you would like to arrange an informal visit or to discuss the role in more detail prior application or interview.

Further additional enquiries:

Claire Packer, Clinical Team Manager

01904 528300

Leah Whiteside Clinical Service Lead in Positive Behaviour Support

Person Specification



  • Experience within the Adult Learning Disability services
  • Experience of behavioural assessment and treatment of service-users across a range of care settings.
  • Management/supervision experience.


  • Experience of working in a community setting.
  • Experience of supporting research/audit/ evaluation.



  • Level 5 or equivalent or (Foundation degree, first year degree, NVQ level 5 e.g., Registered Managers Qualification).
  • OR Ability to study at Foundation degree, first year degree, national qualifications level 5 or equivalent AND a minimum of 1 years' experience providing direct contact support as detailed by the PBS Competency Framework.
  • Qualification in behaviour analysis or PBS (academic level 5)


  • Qualification in behaviour analysis or PBS (academic level 6)



  • Knowledge of learning disability.
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of methods of behavioural assessment, intervention and management
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals, families and the wider system
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding processes and policies
  • Good working knowledge of the relevant legislation


  • Knowledge of services provided in locality.
  • Demonstrate understanding of inter- agency relationships

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Systems House

Amy Johnson Way


YO30 4XT

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