Specialist Behavioural Support Worker

Look Ahead Care and Support
Newham, UK
30 May 2019
09 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Recruiting a Specialist Behavioural Support Worker to join our Learning Disabilities service in Newham!

GBP 22,500 per annum plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

This role is working 40 hours per week.

Nimrod House is a 24 hour support service, with 5 self-contained flats, for individuals with learning disabilities. The flats are tailored to customers' complex needs, containing bespoke features and technology that minimise risk. The service works with families and clinicians as part of the NHS Transforming Care Agenda which integrates individuals back into the community, designs person centred support, promotes independence, skills and relationships to produce better quality of life.

Job Overview:

Specialist Behaviour Support Workers are responsible for the customer's emotional, psychological well being as well as providing support to help them develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs. At Nimrod House, this will include providing physical, domestic, emotional and social care. They will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team to promote independent living, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices.

Key Responsibilities:

Behaviour Analysis:

- You are liable to observing and monitoring the customer's behaviours, the duration, the intensity, and the damage, as well as factors that may alleviate or aggravate the behaviour

- You are responsible in planning appropriate intervention to modify and resolve the behaviour

- You require superb interpersonal and relationship skills and must have the capacity to handle psychologically behavioural changes

- You understand and collaborate with the different support organisations accessible in the community

- You exhibit a concrete basis in behavioural analysis

- You will have ability and skill to present and feedback to other professionals in a formal settings

- Reports possible cases of abuse, neglect or endangerment appropriately

- Actively participates in the reviewing and the designing behavioural interventions plans.

- Implements behaviour support plans

- Measures goals and objectives of behaviour support plans to ensure they are being met

- Communicates with parents and care managers in regard to customer's progress in the absence of management

- Analyses the behavioural interventions to determine their success

- Assists customers in identifying inappropriate behaviours and develop better behaviour alternatives.

- Assists newly recruited staff in facilitating behavioural interventions

- Maintains up to date accurate records of customer's, service being provided and behavioural data

Other Responsibilities:

- If a need arises, deliver all aspects of support to enable a customer to develop independent living skills as appropriate to the individual needs of the customer. In some services, this will include delivering personal and physical care as appropriate

- Support customers to undertake all domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation

- Participate in the support planning and risk management, as facilitated by the lead Support Worker.

- Carry out security duties to ensure the safety of the customers and premises

- Monitor the CCTV throughout the shift

- Enable customers to make full use of community facilities by providing support as directed

- Carry out support duties to enable customers to integrate into the community including e.g. accompanying the customer to attend benefit agency appointments and meetings, go shopping, to enquire at colleges about possible courses, to visit various public amenities

- Report any observations relating to customers welfare

- Adhere to all the policies and procedures of Look Ahead Care, Support & Housing plus those specific to the project including any statutory requirements

- Ensure Look Ahead Health and Safety policies and local protocols are adhered to at all times.

- Maintain records as required at the project under the direction of the support workers / management

- Participate in team meetings/reviews and the general development of the service.

- Undertake any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as may be reasonably assigned

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

Person Specification:

- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement

- Exudes a warm friendly presence and open behaviour

- Prefers working as part of a group or team

- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement

- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised

- Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments

- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem

- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication

- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude

- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent

- Minimum 2 years of experience working with customers with Autism/Challenging Behaviour


- Experience in working with people with Learning Disabilities and Autism

Please note that we have the right to close any vacancy before the advertised closing date if we have received a high number of applications.

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role

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