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Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner / Senior Support Worker

Job Reference: J123-829---CEDAR

The Huntercombe Group
Barham, Canterbury, kent
£10.11 - £10.64 per hour

About The Role Positive Behaviour Support Worker
Job description This is a graduate-level post, ideally for those with either Psychology or Health & Social Care degree
This an exciting opportunity to join our Positive Behaviour Support team within Cedar House. This role requires you to act as a positive and therapeutic role model for the assessment and support of our patients.
To enhance your knowledge in this role you will be supported to complete the BILD CAPBS Coaches Programme, which involves 3 days training, a 6 month project followed by a final completion day, and the Functional Behaviour Assessment programme, which involves 2 days training, a 6 week project followed by a final completion day.
You will be directly supporting individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism, mental health problems and complex behaviours, providing a high level of expertise, advice and support to staff on the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support.
You will provide training and development of all staff regarding positive behaviour management. This role offers a real opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of our patients.
You will undertake functional behaviour assessments and develop and implement positive behaviour support plans as part of a wider MDT, with a focus on quality of life and well-being.
You will also regularly conduct restrictive practice audits to ensure that our patients are supported in the least restrictive way.

Additionally, you will attend multi-disciplinary meetings, and conduct debriefs and reflective practice.
This is a new role to Cedar House and we envisage that it will become a significant and beneficial part of our patients’ care and support. In the future there is a potential that this role will develop into a community outreach service, providing training and support to community services.
This role will be 10.5hrs and the rest of hours you will be working in the ward as a Senior Support Worker. About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package

  • Thorough induction and on site training
  • Regular supervision and appraisal
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Annual increments in salary based on professional development and appraisal system
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our ‘grow our own’ nurses programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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