Assistant Behavioural Specialist

£21000/annum Contributiry Pension, sick pay, retail discou
08 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Behavioural Specialist Newport Ref: 00874
Salary £21,000 37 hours per week
Fixed Term

Who are we?
reach strive to make a real difference to people`s lives by putting people first and shaping our services to each and every individual. We have years of experience supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, behaviour that challenges and complex needs, as well as providing care and support for older people.

We have been providing care and support services in Newport since 1998 and now employ over five hundred staff in fifteen local authorities.
We have a long history of being recognised as a person centred organisation with Positive Behavioural Support firmly embedded within the practice of reach.

One branch of the reach support arm is the Intensive Support Package Service (ISP), these are a small volume of services in Wales and England that support individuals with various complex needs, and we have an exciting opportunity to grow our clinical team by recruiting an Assistant Behavioural Specialist to these services. The job of the Assistant Practice Specialist within reach is being established for the purpose/s of obtaining a resource to work alongside the current Clinical Practice Specialist.

What will you do?
Using the principles of Positive Behaviour Support, and Person Centred Facilitation you will assist the Clinical Practice Specialist with the creation of inclusive communication materials, and assist in identifying suitable intervention approaches. The role will require you to develop strategies around communication; understanding and addressing sensory differences, to help staff to teach independent living skills & various coping strategies and the analysis of various forms of behavioural data to share with a wider Multi-Disciplinary Team.
The Assistant Behavioural Specialist would also be expected to carry out formal and informal observations and should be familiar with different assessments and observation tools, in order to feed into an overall assessment process.
You will be required to provide in-vivo coaching to staff teams through `Positive Monitoring` where required and to act as BTEC mentors for staff looking to achieve the BTEC advanced certificate in Positive Behavioural Support.
Experience with data entry and analysis is required as you will need to input data into Microsoft Excel for the purpose of analysis and to draw conclusions in the form of reports produced on Microsoft word to assist the Clinical Practice Specialist.
For two days of the working week the Assistant Behavioural Specialist would be a designated third person support for a local Torfaen day service provision.

Who are we looking for? (For more detail see Role Profile):
The Assistant Behavioural Specialist should be familiar and confident with working within an MDT environment, taking minutes and feeding back information to various staff teams.
You should be confident at delivering training and have experience with both Positive Behavioural Management and Positive Behavioural Support.
The Assistant Behavioural Specialist would also be expected to carry out formal and informal observations and should be familiar with different assessment and observation tools, in order to feed into the overall assessment process.
We are looking for someone who has a good values base, is approachable, flexible and able to function as a positive team member for the purpose of enhancing/sharing knowledge and skills in order to deliver best practice.
We are looking for someone who is able to give constructive feedback in a sensitive and practical manner and has the ability to problem solve and to work with the Clinical Practice Specialist when designing and implementing Interventions.
For this role you are required to have:

- An ability to work with autonomy, to prioritise a case load and meet deadlines.
- Experience of Positive Behavioural Support and how it apply to the Learning Disability Population.
- Experience in using a variety of assessment tools.
- Have experience teaching Positive Behavioural Management
- Experience of Implementing Positive Monitoring or other quality control measures within PBS
- Awareness of TEACCH, Person Centred Planning and other modules that can sit under the umbrella of PBS.
- Awareness of key National Policies and Documents such as Valuing People 2001, All Wales Strategy 1983, A Better Wales & Fulfilling Promises, Mental Health Capacity Act and DOLS.

Apply today! If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for then click 'Apply'. Download our Application Form from our vacancy page, following the submission guidelines.

Closing date for applications: Midday, 21st June 2017