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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2021.

Band 6 Positive Behaviour Support Clinical Practitioner (PBS)

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95050-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
LD Outreach
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity for a new post within the Learning Disability team has arisen. You will be based within the community learning disability team in the Leicester city area but working closely with the Outreach team.

As the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Clinical Practitioner you will contribute to the effective delivery of the LD services PBS pathway and to the development and maintenance of a PBS framework for the service. You will provide specialist advice, guidance and support to clinicians’ across the Community Learning Disability MDTs in relation to positive behaviour support in line with the PBS pathway and act as an interface between the CLDT and LD Outreach services for the high risk cases.

You will work across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland; operationally managed by the Community Team manager and receive clinical supervision from the team lead within Outreach service.

You will work alongside the CLDT members to facilitate the development of individuals’ PBS plans, strengthening local services and developing capabilities through facilitating debrief sessions, supervision, training, consultation and modelling.

You will employ the principles of PBS in all aspects of clinical work, providing clinical supervision and consultation as appropriate to the MDT. You will plan and facilitate staff training and teaching, including presentations as appropriate. You will provide occasional specialist training in behavioural approaches to care to other professions and services as appropriate.

As part of your role you will participate in service evaluation, audit and research relevant to your field of practice and disseminate findings through presentations and published articles.

You will hold a specialist qualification and have knowledge and experience of the principles and practice of Positive Behavioural Support including experience of undertaking comprehensive functional analysis to underpin recommended interventions. You will have experience of working with people with a learning disability who have complex needs and of delivering interventions for clients who present behaviours that challenge and whom pose a risk to themselves and others.

We are looking for someone who can offer a dynamic and creative approach to service delivery, aimed at improving the lives of people with learning disabilities who have additional mental health needs and/or challenging behaviour, and who has an interest in developing the skills and knowledge of others through supervision and joint team working.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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