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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) - Practitioner

Job details
Posting date: 31 May 2024
Salary: £43,954.00 to £52,932.00 per year
Additional salary information: £43954.00 - £52932.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Guernsey, GY4 6UU
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: K0005-24-0106


Ensure all practice is guided by the BACB Ethics code for Behaviour Analysts and/or UK SBA code of ethical and professional conduct. To conduct comprehensive functional behaviour assessment, skills assessments using, preference and reinforcer assessments using the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis. To design and implement behaviour analytical interventions and teaching plans to address behaviours of concern and teach functional skills. To seek the referred persons views on the development of goals, behaviour support planning, with the focus on improvement in quality of life. To facilitate ongoing data collection for monitoring progress, amendments to behaviour support plan, and fading services. To ensure all data recorded is displayed in a graphical manner to facilitate progress monitoring, reporting, and collaboration. Support families and staff in the understanding of behavioural functions and to learn the necessary skills to ensure progress is maintained in the persons environment. To ensure that Positive Behavioural Support Plans focus on improvements in quality of life as both an intervention and an outcome. To attend, contribute to and facilitate meetings related to the referred person. To write clear and comprehensive reports which detail the assessments, interventions, and outcomes for the referred person. To maintain clear and ongoing clinical records detailing direct work with the referred person, their families/support staff, and any other relevant stakeholder. PARTNERSHIP WORKING To communicate with people in a manner which promotes partnership working by respecting a persons need for information, level of understanding, background and preferred communication style. To anticipate barriers to communication and take positive action to overcome them. To support people in a manner that reflects their wishes, preferences and personalities. To work in partnership with family members to ensure that the needs of a family as supporters are taken into account at all times. To work with the PBS-Team Lead to identity operational difficulties and work collaboratively to resolve. To liaise with other health and social care professionals and other services/organisations who support children and or adults with learning disabilities to ensure effective and efficient collaborative working. TRAINING To work with PBS Team Lead to develop, update, and deliver mandatory training to relevant areas of the service. To provide bespoke packages of training relating to Positive Behavioural Support and active support. To provide bespoke packages of training relating to supporting individuals to aid in the implementation of positive behavioural interventions. To provide training to family members and charitable/voluntary organisations on Positive Behavioural Support. To act as a mentor or assessor to staff undertaking training relating to Positive Behavioural Support. To attend and contribute to workshops, training courses, conferences and meetings as required by the States of Guernsey, some of which may be off-island. SERVICE DEVELOPMENT To work with the PBS Team Lead and other key people to identify opportunities for service development. To contribute to service development initiatives in relation to Positive Behavioural Support and behaviour analysis. To work in collaboration with relevant parties on initiatives to develop services for people who present behaviours of concern. To take responsibility for ones own continuing professional development. To work with the PBS Team Lead to evaluate own knowledge and skills to identify areas of development. Provide coaching and training opportunities to enable others to develop their knowledge and skills. To keep up to date with national best practice about services for people with learning disability and challenging behaviour and the UK-SBA/BACB. MANAGEMENT To promote good communication between all relevant parties to ensure effective partnership working. To attend and contribute to staff meetings as appropriate. To facilitate and keep records of service reviews against shared aims and objectives. To manage the security of confidential information in accordance with States of Guernsey policy. To contribute to the review of service policy and procedures relating to supporting people who present challenging behaviour. To contribute to service audits on issues relating to supporting people who present challenging behaviour. GENERAL To have knowledge of Disability and Inclusion Strategy & Children and Young Peoples plan To work in accordance with States of Guernsey policies, procedures, and standards. To take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of service-users, colleagues, and self, in accordance with Health and Safety at Work (General Ordinance, Guernsey 1987). To follow appropriate moving and handling techniques in the work area whilst maintaining health, safety and security of others. To identify any actual or potential risks involved in working practice. To take positive steps to reduce risk whilst maximising service-users opportunities to gain broad life experiences. To comply with principles contained in the Data Protection Law (Bailiwick of Guernsey 2001) To ensure compliance with policies established for the Health and Safety of the service users and staff. To report untoward occurrences, accidents and complaints to PBS-Team Lead. To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time by management.