Principal Behaviour Analyst

Up to £45,000
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Developing Norwood’s approach to behaviour support and communications & engagement. This will include managing teams, associate input and developing clinical models as complex Autism services are introduced.


  1. To manage the behaviour support function, currently operating to a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) model, including providing clinical supervision and managing a caseload of complex cases
  2. To manage the communication and engagement function, which provides practice leadership, expertise on fostering better communication with people with learning disabilities and embedding active support in care provision
  3. Undertake assessments, including pre-admission, to provide a thorough understanding of cognitive and functional ability and behaviours that challenge
  4. To support colleagues using a PBS approach whilst identifying opportunities to introduce Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) where this would have clinical merit
  5. To deliver training and develop resources for PBS and ABA, such that these approaches can be adopted and implemented on a wider scale than 1:1 casework would allow
  6. To develop clinical models of behaviour support tailored to Norwood’s services and people we support, including developing our offer to people with complex Autism
  7. To manage the input of clinical associates in complex cases and ensure that recommendations are incorporated into behaviour support plans and implemented to achieve clinical outcomes
  8. To regularly report to a Behaviour Panel on the performance of work in this area, including caseload, use of restrictive measures, change being evidenced and complex case management
  9. To support and supervise staff in accordance with regulatory requirements, operating at all times within performance management and disciplinary policies and procedures.
  10. With support and in line with policy and procedure, manage budgets and resources to provide excellent value for money and a strong focus on efficiency.


  1. To maintain standard of dress that is appropriate to role and in accordance with the organisation’s dress policy.
  2. To maintain confidentiality at all times and to ensure respect for, proper observance of and adherence to Norwood's confidentiality policy for all staff.
  3. To attend regular supervision sessions with line manager, regular team meetings and undertake relevant training as and when required.
  4. To take all reasonable care of the health and safety of her/himself and of other persons who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions. As regards to any duty or requirement imposed upon the organisation by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with the organisation as far as it necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.
  5. To report to the Health and Safety Manager either serious risks or your concerns over safety issues.
  6. To work collaboratively with volunteers to ensure that their contribution enhances quality of service provision and support across the organisation.
  7. To work at any other Norwood location, as and when required.
  8. To undertake any other duties which are consistent with the post.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.