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Role Description

Job Title: Behaviour Consultant  

Location: Kent

Salary: circa £46,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours) & Permanent

Sector: Charity, Health & Social Care, Learning Disabilities & Autism.  

Scope of the Job

This opportunity is for a full-time position as a Behaviour Consultant to support a young lady and her team to move from a hospital setting to her new home in the Birchington area of Kent. The young lady has spent many years living in institutional settings and has a complex history of trauma. We are therefore looking for someone to join her team who has experience in supporting people who have a learning disability or autism who may have also experienced trauma.

The role as the Behaviour Consultant Lead will be to:

  • Work closely alongside the support team to conduct functional behaviour assessments and service level assessments, develop positive behaviour support plans that enable therapeutic support to be delivered within the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework.
  • Deliver support to the young lady and the support team using a trauma-informed approach.
  • To deliver (where applicable) PROACT-SCIPr-UK® and PBS training to the support teams. 
  • To coach the support team how to deliver excellent support, using approaches such as Active Support. 
  • To support the team to develop skills in monitoring and evaluating outcomes, for example using Periodic Service Review methods.
  • To work in partnership with local external professionals including local therapeutic services to evaluate the individuals progress through the transition in terms of response to the environment and situations.
  • To work with the lady’s family to continue to build an open, honest and transparent working relationship that supports.

Who we are 

SeeAbility is a specialist registered charity with a 200-year history supporting people who have learning disabilities and/or autism, many of whom have a visual impairment.  The values or the organisation promote personalisation and inclusion; with a strong focus on helping the people we support learn skills that will bring them greater independence.

Our Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team

Led by a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst, we have highly specialised team of specialists including behaviour consultants and rehabilitation workers for the visually impaired.   We assess functional vision and test for cerebral visual impairments, which can often be an overlooked establishing operation for behavioural challenges.  As well as direct assessment and intervention work to increase people’s opportunities in life, we train our support teams to meet the people we support unique needs.  Our team members are committed to joint working with families, support teams and our ICB and local authority colleagues to achieve the best outcomes for the people we support.  

To work as a partner with the support teams to build plans that are accepted, operationally achievable, generalizable and sustainable. 

What experience you will have & personal characteristics 

You need to be passionate about equality and equity, being able to see the potential for improvement and knowing how to guide the service to achieve the best for people we support.  You will already have experience working directly with people who have autism and who may present behaviours that challenge.  You will be familiar and fluent in the use ABA skills to devise ways that are simple but effective to measure baseline and on-going development.  You will be able to support the teams by putting plans into action through your direct modelling.

Your qualifications

This position requires a minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis or a related field (such as Positive Behaviour Support) with at least two years of applicable experience; or master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis, with one year of professional experience. 

Candidates wishing to work towards Behaviour Analyst Certification Board qualifications will receive at least twelve free supervisions from a BCBA per year.

Bachelor’s degree BCaBA

Master’s degree BCBA

Our Benefits

Your rewards

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 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
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • 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 
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership