Positive Behaviour Support Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to be part of an exciting innovation? Are you passionate about working as a nurse to support children and young people with learning disabilities and significant behaviours of concern within their community? If so, this post could be for you.We require a full-time nurse who can work flexibly to meet service need and demonstrate TEWV trust values, working collaboratively with stakeholders to develop creative, imaginative solutions to support PBS and enhance quality of life.We are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative nurse to our established multi-disciplinary Intensive Positive Behavioural Service (IPBS). Ideally we would like someone that has experience of community nursing, but will consider a newly qualified nurse if they can demonstrate the have the right values. The successful candidate will have experience using PBS and hold (or be willing to work towards) a PBS or behaviour analysis qualification. The successful candidate will support young people that have a learning disability and their families to provide 12-18 weeks high intensity, high fidelity behavioural support following the positive behaviour support (PBS) framework when there is a risk of hospital admission or placement breakdown to reduce behaviours of concern and enhance quality of life.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

Provide/ gather information to support the specialist mental health assessments of children and young people referred to the service. The assessment will be based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of complex data from a variety of stakeholder sources.Carry a small caseload, working responsively and flexibly with young people, their families, and external agencies in a variety of settings.Support workforce development in the areas of positive behaviour support, Children's and Young People's Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism which may include training and supervision within TEWV children's services and external partners.Improve the lives of children and young people with mental health needs and learning disabilities and/or autism by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services.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 young people, their families, and each other; enhancing quality of life and emotional wellbeing.

Supervision and professional development for the post holder involves preceptorship (when required), 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 review the attached job description for the essential role criteria and responsibilities. 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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH or RNLD current professional registration with NMC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale)
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • CAMHS Degree
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Working/ experience with children and young people
  • Working/ experience in the community
  • Working/experience with children and young people with learning disabilities
  • experience of following behaviours that challenge/PBS pathways
Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate complex information
  • Work as part of the MDT
  • Management of a caseload
  • demonstrate autonomous working

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