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Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Meadowfield are looking to recruit a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner to work across our three acute inpatient wards.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

This is an innovative, newly established role which we are very excited to be able to offer to our patients.

If you are looking for a role where you can use the experience you have gathered to make a real and tangible difference, then this is the job for you!

Your main duties will be supporting individuals who are involved in harmful incidents and the staff working with them in developing and implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs). The aim is for the role to contribute to the reduction in the frequency and/or the intensity of harmful incidents and thus contribute to the recovery of individuals in turn promoting the well-being of staff. You will be involved in the development of the role

The post holder will carry out assessments, develop plans and embed delivery with the ward teams working closely with service users, their carers and ward staff. The post holder will contribute to the coaching of staff in the use of PBSPs.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Main duties of the job

As a Behaviour Support Practitioner your role will be varied, but there will be a focus on multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working. Clinical work is focussed on providing PBS informed assessments and developing behaviour support plans to the networks supporting people with complex challenging behaviour.

You will hold a small caseload offering assessment to understand the function of challenging behaviours and developing strategies that can be implemented to support the person and their network. You will liaise closely with families and other professionals involved in the person's support and care. You will be supported by the wider MDT, who can offer advise and consultation, as well as providing specialist assessments to help ensure a holistic approach can be adopted. You will assist in PBSPs becoming embedded in practice in the unit.

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their role

Job description Job responsibilities

This is an exciting and dynamic role that offers the opportunity for development and implementation of high-quality services. We offer excellent staff support through clinical supervision and teamwork.

You will be an excellent communicator, demonstrating empathy and facilitating an inclusive and collaborative environment and assessment to service users.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

If you are reading this and thinking this is the ideal job opportunity for you and you would like more information, please do contact me on the number below. I would welcome interested applicants for an informal visit and conversation about the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis or Developmental Disabilities or Applied Psychology
  • Evidence in CPD relevant to this role/post
  • Post Basic Courses / Study Days
Knowledge / Experience Essential
  • Significant period of previous experience of working with people with Mental Health difficulties
  • Experience in working with and formulating Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Professional knowledge has been acquired through degree/diploma and supplemented by specialist training
  • Significant period of previous experience of working with people who present challenging behaviour
  • Experience of supervising staff

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