About the role
Opportunities to start your positive behaviour support career! Are you someone who thrives on making a real, positive impact supporting children and young people?
As part of small specialist team, you will have strong skills and experience in supporting Children and young people with complex presentations, including severe learning disabilities, who can exhibit significant behaviours that challenge.
Working intensively with families, carers and the multidisciplinary team around the child, you will aim to improve the well-being of the child aiming to decrease their need to use negative behaviours to get their needs met. You will also work closely with colleagues in East Sussex County Council Children’s Care Homes and services, to support behavioural approaches and risk management.
As part of an existing team of experienced staff, you will work alongside families and professionals in drawing up and delivering bespoke behaviour plans. This will involve behaviour analysis, skills teaching and modelling approaches with families and carers. You will work flexibly, often out of hours so that you can be there when behaviours are happening.
As a skilled practitioner, you will have experience of working with highly complex children and their families and the confidence to help those with behavioural issues. As well as a genuine interest in this area, you’ll also bring sound observation and evaluation skills and the ability to engage effectively with children and young people who may have barriers to communication.
The team is based in Eastbourne but works dynamically across the whole of the county. You will need to be physically agile, have your own car and hold a valid driving licence.
For more information and to apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above and log onto the jobs page of our website. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education, or personal interests.
Interviews will take place face to face on either the 4 or 5 October 2023
For more information regarding our current vacancies please contact:
Claire Collerson, Operations Manager
Telephone: 07827 841033
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
For work that makes a difference.
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.
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.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.