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PBS Lead Specialist - Learning Disabilities

Zoek Pin West Bromwich, Sandwell, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 43 days ago

Domus are on the lookout for a PBS Lead Specialist to take responsibility for a team of dedicated specialist practitioners, providing specialist support for the South, South East & West Midlands regions

The team is responsible for ensuring the company is at the forefront of delivering person-centred positive behavioural and psychological support for people with a Learning Disability, Autism, an Acquired Brain Injury or a Mental Health issue.

You will manage the most complex referrals within the organisation whilst managing PROACT-SCIP-r, and NAPPI, alongside colleagues covering a flexible geographical area.

The role involves a significant amount of travel and will require occasional overnight stays.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly reputable, national provider of specialist care throughout the UK.

Key Responsibilities of a PBS Lead Specialist:

Provide direct supervision and line manage a team of specialist support practitioners.

Maintain a clinical caseload, accepting the most complex referrals and reporting on them.

Undertake functional assessments and work alongside managers and staff to develop positive behaviour support plans.

Support services with high risk/complex referral to develop appropriate PBS interventions using least restrictive practice.

Provide post incident support and debrief with teams after serious incidents.

Respond to managers and teams with timely advice and guidance.

Collect, analyse and interpret data and share findings with operations.

Assist development colleagues with initial assessments.

Participation in MDT/BI/FIT meetings as required.

Design behavioural interventions/programs and draw up written guidelines with the aim of creating consistency within staff teams.

Monitor and review use of RPI for everyone in their region every quarter.

To work across a flexible geographical area, embracing the use of technology for meetings and briefings, and if required travel for site visits / meetings which may include overnight stays.

Key requirements a PBS Lead Specialist must have:

At least 52 hours of supervised experience from a more experienced practitioner (Level 3 as defined in the PBS Competence Framework).

Intermediate PBS training (Level 5 of above) of a minimum of 240 hours as specified in Improving the Quality of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS): The standards for training.

National Qualification Level 5 or equivalent or ability to study at Foundation degree, first year degree, National Qualifications Level 5 or equivalent and a minimum of 1 years' experience providing direct contact support as detailed by the PBS Competency Framework.

PROACT-SCIP-r UK Trainer & NAPPI trainer qualification (willing to work towards).

Strong working knowledge of both PROACT-SCIP-r and NAPPI.

Demonstrated knowledge, experience and skills in behaviour support, including developing and implementing behaviour support plans, and other reports.

Ability to coach other practitioners whilst maintaining a moderate case load

The ability to successfully manage and lead hybrid teams who cover a large geographical area - working remotely through the use of technology and within regional locations, and leading by example in terms of providing excellent customer service.

Detailed knowledge of Restraint Reduction/PBS Standards.

Capacity to work unsupervised and co-operatively with others.

Able to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner.

Must hold a full driving license and have access to a vehicle.


Clear career pathway for training and development

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If you are interested in the above PBS Lead Specialist vacancy, please caontact James at Domus Recruitment.

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