Behaviour Support Practitioner in Nationwide at Voyage Care

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description

Job Family: Support Staff - Regional

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire

Pay Rate (£): Competitive

Vacancy Reference: 018302


To assist us with our ongoing growth we are seeking Behaviour Support Practitioners throughout the UK to work on a full time or part time basis and we will look to offer flexible working.


Main Purpose of the role - 

To ensure people we support needs are met and appropriate development plans are in place by providing behaviour support and advice to the Operations Team.

Scope of the job

To provide specialist consultation and guidance for individuals with learning disabilities (including mental health duality) and/or Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) who require behavioural support.

To develop, with operational staff, innovative and person centred services based on Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support. To assist with the delivery and operation of a high quality, cost effective service which meets individual needs. To assist an agreed clinical caseload of complex cases and working collaboratively with other external agencies.






We are looking for candidates with either behavioural qualification and/or RNLD /RMN with experience for this role.


Principle Tasks



  • Assists service staff by providing behaviour management recommendations on how to support individual people we support.
  • Contributes to the clinical functional assessment of challenging behaviour(s), to the development of proactive and reactive strategies (behaviour plans) across the company and monitors their implementation through evaluation and reviewing of treatment/support effectiveness;
  • Support/contributes to the co-ordination of a programme of staff development related to Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Challenging Behaviours and Learning Disabilities includes designing and delivering specialist training.
  • Role models strategies, coaches staff teams, work directly with people requiring support.
  • Provide ‘clinical’ advice, consultation and/or supervision to Service Managers and staff as required.
  • Works with staff to identify individual people we support learning and development needs as required.
  • Develops specific learning plans, strategies and schedules and support staff in ensuring individual needs are achieved.
  • Attends and contributes to people we support case-review and multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Maintains efficient and up to date on all relevant paper and electronic administrative systems.
  • Works with internal and external agencies to review the effectiveness of plans in place and develop them further where needed.
  • Ensure own practice falls in line with CQC, CSSIW and/or OFSTED regulatory requirements and professional ‘best practice’ guidelines.
  • Uses specialist knowledge and expertise to provide training and teaching events on working with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties and complex needs.
  • Facilitates audit projects leading to further development of the PBS services, reflecting advances in clinical practice.
  • Assists in the completion of reports / summaries under line management supervision.
  • Participates in the dissemination of evidence based literature and clinical research information through publication as part of on-going professional development/competence to enhance the organisation’s reputation.
  • Actively promotes a person-centred approach at all times.
  • Responds quickly and flexibly to the demands and pressures created by the clinical work.
  • Works within the organisations policies, sector standards and legislation and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for own health and safety (H&S) and awareness of relevant policies and procedures, safe systems of work and incident reporting.



  • Works in a way that reflects Vision, Mission and Values, promotes best practice.
  • Uses initiative, does what is needed without being asked, and follows through taking ownership.
  • Understands confidentiality and able to apply this appropriately to daily working practice. Works within professional guidelines.
  • Escalates risks and issues to line management in a timely manner.
  • Develops good working relationships with colleagues, the wider organisation and external contacts. Demonstrates effective team working.
  • Attends internal and external meetings as requested.
  • Adheres to working hour guidance to reduce pressure and support work/life balance.
  • Takes personal development seriously, completes mandatory and specific training to deadlines.
  • Is able to reflect on own practice and evidence self-practice and performance.
  • Anticipates workload challenges works to ensure provision is in place to maintain a high quality service.
  • Challenges traditional thinking internally and externally (including staff, relatives and funders).
  • Maintains professional competence and remains current with regard to development in the field of ASC, learning disabilities, and behaviour support.
  • Undertake searches of evidence based literature and clinical research to assist in evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members.
  • Attendance and membership to professional forums, enabling sharing of clinical expertise, through active contribution, presentation of case study, behavioural research and developments in behavioural analytic approaches.
  • Maintain equipment and report accidents in a timely fashion.



  • Actively participates in team and other meetings attended, sharing relevant information.
  • Reports concerns and important matters to line management in a timely manner.
  • Presents the department and organisation in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Actively participates in the supervision and annual individual review process.
  • Supports new team members.
  • Works in partnership and communicates effectively with other organisations, health professionals within the NHS, other professionals, and relatives as required.
  • Builds the organisation’s reputation as a quality provider of support to people with ASC and learning disabilities.
  • Contributes to the recruitment and select processes as required.


We are looking for candidates with either behavioural qualification and/or RNLD /RMN with experience for this role.



Click Apply to complete our one page application…….All applications & CV’s are reviewed on a daily basis.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS/PVG check for Regulated Activity which will include a check against the Barred adult list.


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