Domus have an exciting opportunity for a PBS Practitioner to join a growing care company that provide support and accommodation to adults with highly complex Learning Disabilities and Mental Health diagnoses.
The PBS practitioner will operate as part of the Management team, and will work closely with the Head of Operations to devise and implement support strategies for caring for complex individuals that improve the overall wellbeing and quality of life for the individuals supported.
They will be responsible for the promotion of a company-wide person-centred philosophy which will focus on proactive approaches through the deliverance of training sessions to care teams, with the aim of encouraging a reduction in incidents of challenging behaviour and an increase in positive outcomes.
Other duties will include :
Developing positive behaviour support plans for the people we support which both meet the individual’s needs and help to grow independence and life skills, ensuring least-restrictive practice is utilized at all times.
Deliver person-specific training sessions using the PROACT-SCIPr-UK framework, and monitor staff training compliance levels.
Complete and / or review the required training documentation, including the Training Needs Analysis, lesson plans, Risk Assessments, training materials, course evaluations, and feedback reports.
Overseeing and orchestrating the compliance for management accreditation to deliver PBS training.
Oversee the Best Interest process prior to the implementation of any physical interventions.
Work alongside the Head of Operations during the transition of challenging individuals via the PBS Framework, as well as the standard referral pipeline where required.
The review and analysis of incident reports and other documentation to ensure that plans are regularly updated. Identifying further needs for adaptation in approach and implementing actions where required.
Completing debriefs with the staff teams after significant incidents.
Attending services in the event of a significant incident which requires assistance in diffusion. Providing support and guidance to staff teams whilst approaches are being engrained within a service.
Completing a functional analysis where individuals experience a change in presentation or become heightened over a period of time, modifying support plans in accordance to needs.
Identifying and actively engaging with issues and practices which require improvement or development.
In addition, the candidate will be able to demonstrate :
A history of direct support experience with people with learning disabilities and / or ASC and Challenging Behaviour
A history in conducting assessment and developing, implementing and evaluating interventions for individuals presenting with Challenging Behaviours
A history of development and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support training
A history of working as part of a peripatetic team providing consultation to challenging behaviour’ services
A history of reducing the use of restrictive practices
The ideal candidate will be :
Educated to degree-level in an associated field, or in possession of a formal qualification in : Positive Behaviour Support i.
e. PBS BTEC (advanced professional Diploma), BSc in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Learning Disability, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Board associate Certified Behaviour.
Functional analyst status is desirable but not essential.
Be licenced to deliver PBS and Physical Intervention Training (preferably PROACT SCIPr-UK) approved under the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) accreditation scheme to at least Instructor level.
Be in possession of a full drivers’ licence.
Additional essential experience and skills required :
Recognised qualification in Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour.
Continual personal development / training in relation to PBS and similar.
Proficient in Microsoft Office packages.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations.
Good organisational abilities.
Accuracy with an eye for detail.
Previous supervisory experience would be an advantage.
Recognised qualification in Applied Behaviour or similar is desirable but not essential.
If you are interested in the above Safeguarding Practitioner vacancy, please call Michael on 01628630104 quoting reference MW-PBSD-8409 or email your CV to michael.
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Key words : PBS, Positive Behaviour Support, Challenging Behaviours, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Physical Intervention Training, Folkestone, Kent.