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Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per anum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and passionate individual who will work within the dynamic and patient focused secure outreach and transition team

The PBS practitioner will be an experienced registered practitioner who is able to demonstrate a very high degree of personal and professional skill in the application of PBS principles and practices to support adults with a diagnosis of learning disability and/or autism who may present with behaviours which require support and intervention and those who may have an offending history.

Main duties of the job

To take a lead role in the assessment, maintenance and evaluation of behavioural assessment, formulation, and care delivery within the PBS framework.

To plan and deliver training and educational activities in PBS noth internally and externally with other partner agencies across the trust

Provide clinical leadership to ensure PBS Clincal Link Pathway (CLiP) is embedded; delivered and reviewed as required.

About us
A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for detailed information about this post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved health care body eg HCPC or NMC
  • Evidence of ability to facilitate learning within clinical practice
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of CPD
  • Advanced clinical practice qualification in positive behavioural approaches BSc, PG Dip
  • Leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of working across a range of learning disability settings
  • Significant clinical experience in working with people with learning disabilities and severe behavioural distress
  • Able to demonstrate having worked in an autonomous clinical role using clinical assessment skills in complex situations
  • Has worked in a leadership role
  • Can demonstrate sound supervisory and organisational experience
  • Can demonstrate ability to assess the efficacy of interventions and undertake clinical audit
  • Experience of research and audit
  • Experience of supervising others
Knowledge Essential
  • Can demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge relating to people with learning disabilities and behaviours of concern
  • Extensive knowledge of PBS and its application to practice
  • Evidence of teaching and skills development with staff from a variety of professions and seniority
  • Awareness of current issues within the field of learning disability
  • Evidence based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Clinical governance
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Audit and research methodology
  • Social inclusion agenda

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