Positive Behaviour Support Manager

Job Ref: PBSM-01
Location: Waterbeach
Closing Date: 26th October 2020
Salary: £35,545 – £40,393 per annum 
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Hours per Week: 35

The Edmund Trust and Eddie’s are proud of our excellent reputations for providing support and services to children and adults with a learning disability in East Anglia.

We are seeking a Positive Behaviour Support Manager to join our Operations team. Positive behaviour support (PBS) is ‘a person centred framework for providing long-term support to people with a learning disability, and/or autism, including those with mental health conditions, who have, or may be at risk of developing, behaviours that challenge. It is a blend of person centred values and behavioural science and uses evidence to inform decision-making.

You will be enthusiastic, have a good eye for detail and able to work without direct supervision. In order to be considered for this role you will need a minimum of a Diploma qualification in Positive Behaviour Support and/or Applied Behaviour Analysis. You will work directly with the Head of Operations and Service Managers to provide direct Positive Behaviour Support in setting up and delivering on behaviour support plans, by working alongside teams and PROACT SCIP ® UK instructors to develop outcomes, skills and knowledge within the services. The main areas of responsibility are as follows:

  • Provide excellent Positive Behaviour Support and respond to referrals requiring behaviour support.
  • Ensure services are focused on enhancing the quality of life of people supported, promoting personal skill development and reducing/eliminating the use of restrictive practices.
  • Leading and supervising a team of PROACT SCIP ® UK instructors
  • Lead the provision of good practice support in the delivery of Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Ensure delivery of person-centred support
  • Complete the Functional behaviour assessment/analysis and implement Behaviour Support Plans in collaboration with support teams, families and professionals involved within multidisciplinary teams
  • Support the growth and development of services, in line with the business plan
  • Train staff teams in Positive Behaviour Support and PROACT SCIP ® UK
  • Support the Head of Operations

 This role would suit somebody that has experience of working within a PBS role directly supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism who have complex needs including the producing and implementing of PBS plans.  The successful candidate will be confident and knowledgeable in taking the lead role in supporting people and guiding others through difficult situations. You will hold a relevant qualification in PBS and provide evidence of ongoing training with respect to Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Behaviour Support, learning disabilities, and Autism spectrum conditions.

Our benefits include:

  • Working for a Charity
  • 22 days paid holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff referral scheme
  • Gym discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hastee Pay

Closing dates for applications is Monday 26th October with interviews being held on W/C Monday 2nd November at our Head Office in Waterbeach.

The Edmund Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks prior to appointment.