Lead Positive Behavior Support Practitioner
Henshaws College Harrogate
Closing date: Tuesday, 30th Nov 2021
Salary £18.01 per hour/£34,651.24 per annum
Hours 37 hours (Monday - Friday)
Annual leave 5 weeks plus 10 bank holidays (prorata for term-time and part-time roles)
DBS Enhanced with child & adult barring.
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Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.
We are looking for a Lead Positive Behavior Practitioner to work as part of the Integrated Therapy Services team to provide Behavioral support across our SEN College.
The Lead PBS Practitioner’s primary role is to train, develop and embed the science, values, theory and process associated with Positive Behaviour Support in line with the PBS competence framework.
This role will have responsibility for a caseload of students with a wide range of complex needs. They will work with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the therapy/service offer is current, follows assessment driven / evidence-based practice and is appropriate to the needs of the students, funders and the organisation.
The Lead PBS Practitioner will deliver Quality of Life interventions and lead on the essential evaluation and self-assessment processes to ensure continuous quality improvement across the service. They will provide specialist advice, guidance and support including delivery of staff training and external consultancy.
Have an active caseload in your specialist and professional area of expertise and design and manage the delivery of high quality specialist treatments and programmes, to ensure that individual students and service users’ needs are met, monitored and evaluated to a high standard.
Lead, create and conduct robust, specialist assessments, support other colleagues including therapists, teachers and care professionals within the wider College team to conduct assessments and provide interpretations of the results to create meaningful, individualised support plans and set targets and outcomes in line with students’ individual EHCPs.
Lead on the delivery of specialist area programmes, including the line management of a team which may include Therapists / Specialist practitioners, assistants, administrators and coaches.
Propose policy or service changes to ensure service provisions are offered in line with statutory requirements, current legislation and best practice for own service strand and wider society. Act as an internal moderator for quality assurance for college and Charity policy and procedures.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Minimum 5 years experience in the field of PBS
Understanding of the needs of students with a range of complex needs including sensory impairments, PMLD, behaviours that challenge, visual impairments and dysphagia, and how these needs may impact on behaviour and PBS intervention recommendations
To have an MSc in Positive Behaviour Support or Applied Behaviour Analysis.
To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.
Closing date Tuesday 30th November – 12 Noon
Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.
Registered Charity No: 221888