Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Interview date: Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Sue Booker - Operations Manager on 01424 724993
About the role
Positive Behaviour Support Lead (PBS) – Learning Disability Services
An interesting and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Positive Behaviour Support Lead in Learning Disability Services. This is a new post which will sit within our Development Team.
The post holder will lead the implementation and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support in services to improve the outcomes for people with learning disabilities. A proactive and preventative approach will focus on teaching clients new skills to replace behaviours that challenge
The right support leads to sustainable behaviour change and a meaningful life without restrictions
The role will require the Positive Behaviour Support Lead to:
- Undertake functional assessments to understand the reasons behind the behaviour and work alongside managers and staff to develop positive behaviour support plans
- Support teams to develop appropriate PBS interventions focussing on the least restrictive options
- Provide appropriate post incident support and amend support plans accordingly
- Maintain current best practice through research and training in relation to positive behaviour
- Deliver bespoke training, model good practice and coach staff to develop their skills and knowledge
- Offer timely advice and guidance to managers and teams by working flexibly and across the county
- Work alongside managers and other professionals and strengthen relationships with the Learning Disability Partnership Board and other behavioural network groups
- Deliver and run workshops and focus groups for managers and staff
- Collect, analyse and interpret data and share findings with managers and staff. Make clear records and write reports. Develop and deliver presentations for the Learning Disability Senior Management Team.
If you are interested, passionate about improving the life chances of people with learning disabilities and possess the skills and knowledge required of the post, then this could be the job for you!
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.