Lead Practitioner for Positive Behaviour Support

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum | pro rata
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you have an passion for transforming lives? Are you trained in Positive Behavior Support, Applied Behavior Analysis or interested in working towards a qualification in this area?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Lead Practitioner in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to work in our Learning Disability Medium Secure Forensic Unit in Oxford to take the lead for ensuring that the service operates to maximise the patients quality of life through the use of PBS.

Main duties of the job

We are a 10 bedded unit with a first rate nursing and multi-disciplinary team approach. Wespecialise in the care and support of men with Learning Disabilities to meet their Physical Health, Mental Health and Forensic needs.

We believe in a Humanistic Model of Care that respects the Human Rights of Patients, Families and Staff to improve the quality of life for everyone in our service.

We uses the Positive Behavioral Support Framework to understand behaviors of concern, to educate, and to communicate needs in a more effective and safe manner.

We use a values based approach to use kind words, with a safe space and a listening ear to deliver care which is Safe, Caring and Excellent.

About us
Our aim is to develop skills to live safely in the community and support individuals to plan for their forever home. We prioritise reducing risk via education, formulation and skill building. We have received training for our staff from BILD and have PBS coaches as part of our staff teams and we want someone to lead that work. The post holder will, work alongside the Charge Nurses to Lead shifts with time aside to promoting and develop PBS plans within the ward.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will provide training and teach as an associate lecturer for our Masters Level PBS module, run in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University (if you dont have a teaching qualification we will support you to gain one).

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration in Nursing all field or Associated Social care qualification.
  • Intermediate PBS training (National Qualifications Level 5 or above) OR willingness to undertake.
  • MSc relevant to working with people with learning disabilities.
  • Qualification in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 1 year experience of working in services for people with learning disabilities using PBS
  • Experience of a leadership role within PBS.
Management Essential
  • Able to organise/prioritise time effectively.
  • Experience of using data collection methods to inform analysis of behaviour.
  • Experience of managing other staff.
  • Experience of change management/ service improvement projects.

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