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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2021.

Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7499

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Grantham South Adult LD Hub
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) offers a range of services to support people with learning disabilities in the community. LPFT’s adult learning disability service, provides specialist health support to people with learning disabilities who require assessment and/or treatment for their physical and mental health, including support with behaviours of concern.

The adult learning disability service operates from four multi-disciplinary hubs, across Lincolnshire, which delivers a range of specialist provision as well as a county-wide community home assessment and treatment team. In addition, the service provides an Autism diagnostic and post diagnostic support service for Adults.

There is an exciting opportunity within Lincolnshire’s adult learning disability south hub for a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioner. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can provide safe, effective, evidence based care to those who present with behaviours that challenge. In addition to this, the successful applicant will provide support to care givers, families and professionals to meet the specialist needs of people with a learning disability who access the service. Successful applicants will ensure a high standard of clinical practice, working to the relevant professional code of conduct according to the post holder’s registration

The post would suit a motivated individual who has the ability to develop and motivate others, have a progressive mind-set and be able to build positive working relationships within the adult learning disability service and with partner agencies, whilst demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care as well evidencing a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

You will have a strong sense of initiative, excellent team working ability and be an excellent communicator. A willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.
For further information please contact George Badiali, Adult Learning Disability South Hub team coordinator, on 01476 858254 or available from 2nd Novemebr 2021 onwards.

Lincolnshire offers affordable housing, good schools and easy access to the countryside. It is within reach of the major cities of the East Midlands and links into the East Coast Mainline.

We offer an excellent range of staff benefits that go over and above the standard NHS provision. These include early access to psychological therapies, eye care vouchers, cycle to work schemes, car lease schemes, childcare schemes and flexible working.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic DBS check, please refer to the additional documentation above. Induction dates will be confirmed by the recruiting manager.

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