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Head of PBS (South) – Learning Disabilities

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Positive Behaviour Support to join a national charity who provider care and support for adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism.


As Head of PBS you will lead a team of specialist clinicians and assistants. As the lead behaviour support specialist, you will guide, develop and deliver a range of positive behaviour support services.


Your responsibilities will also include working alongside support teams and management to nurture a culture that increases choice, control and inclusion within the people we support’s lives.


You will also work closely with the Director of Business Development to develop existing and set up new services, and advise on suitability of service set up, including the potential recruitment of additional specialist support team members.


Remote & traveling when required around the South of England.

Key Responsibilities of a Head of PBS:

  • Deliver a fully integrated range of efficient, outcome focussed and person-centred specialist clinical services to those we support ensuring up-to-date record keeping and effective caseload management.
  • The development of Positive Behaviour Support Plans, working with PBS consultants to embed these within the support teams within the homes of the people we support.
  • Whilst the PBS consultants will receive clinical supervision externally, your leadership will be essential in maintaining professional competence and a focus on the developments in the field of positive behaviour support.
  • Design, implement and monitor Positive Behaviour Support interventions that improve quality of life and minimize or eliminate behaviour that challenges.
  • Deliver training on topics which relates to behaviour support. This will include delivering theoretical and practical training on physical interventions using PROACT-SCIPr-UK® values-based approaches and philosophy.
  • Monitor quality aspects and identify where gaps exist in clinical provision and staff knowledge and develop cost effective solutions to fill these gaps.
  • Provide leadership to and support a self-managing team of SaLT, OT, PBS consultants, Vision Rehabilitation Workers in the team and be responsible for recruitment, training and development.
  • Ensure team members are using specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements and decision-making.
  • Lead the development of high-quality specialist training, coaching and mentoring activities for support staff which reflect the range of specialist clinical services the team deliver.
  • Design and monitor annual workplans which contributes towards the achievement of the organisations strategic goals and manage the service budget.
  • Work collaboratively with Operational colleagues to foster genuine partnerships and productive working relationships which will benefit those we support.
  • Develop and promote the group’s specialism, support the acquisition of new business and the generation of income. Take an active role in the design of new services for people who engage in behaviour that challenges.
  • Develop external partnerships and links to enable the group to take part in research and development projects around support for people with multiple disabilities and sight loss.
  • Work effectively with Fundraising and Marketing colleagues providing advice and support on issues associated with the specialist nature of our work, including support with fundraising applications, case studies/stories and approaches to funders.
  • Strive to ensure that the company embraces diversity in how it delivers its support and adhere at all times to the charity’s values and code of conduct and philosophy.
  • Ensure staff and yourself assist in maintaining a safe working environment and follow the requirements of organisation’s Health and Safety Manual (policies and procedures) and any local codes of set working practices.
  • Ensure that staff and service users are familiar with the Equal Opportunities Policy and that it is followed at all times.
  • Undertake such other duties commensurate with the role of Head of Specialist Services as directed by the Director of Operations.


Key requirements a Head of PBS must have:

  • A MSc in a human science subject such as Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Behaviour Support, Applied Psychology with ABA.
  • It is desirable that you are already Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst and if not, you are on the pathway for board certification within 12 months of appointment to becoming appointed.
  • Must hold a full driving license and have access to a vehicle.


  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme: Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Discounted Gym Membership


If you are interested in the above Head of PBS vacancy, please call Michael at Domus Recruitment.

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