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Behavioural Support Practitioner

Band 6

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Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Atlas House, Goldie Leigh Hospital,
£37,152 - £43,994 pro rata inc
Salary period
30/09/2021 23:59
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Behavioural Support Practitioner, Band 6


Part Time:  22.5 hours per week

Atlas House is an 11-bedded inpatient unit for people with mild to severe learning disabilities, who require treatment for challenging behaviour, acute or enduring mental health difficulties, or personality disorder diagnosis. The unit is situated on the Goldie Leigh site within the borough of Greenwich. The service is committed to providing high quality, holistic care to service users and has a strong track record of enabling significant positive changes in their lives. Atlas House was singled out for praise as a service in a recent review of inpatient units for adults with learning disabilities, in terms of the positive practice in evidence.

At Oxleas we are committed to equality for all our staff, including around race, sexual orientation, disability and gender identity. We take equality and diversity seriously and have active BME, LGBT, disability and Lived Experience groups. Service user consultation and participation in shaping services is important to us. Atlas House is part of a thriving Adult Learning Disability Directorate in Oxleas involved in a range of innovative work. The Directorate’s Learning Disability Practice Development Nurse works in particularly close partnership with Atlas House to continue to improve the care offered on the ward.

Who we are looking for:  Someone with a  Bachelor’s Degree followed by PG Diploma in Applied Behavioural Analysis  or Analysis 
and Intervention in Intellectual Disabilities, or equivalent PG Diploma who has  experience of working with people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour and strong skills in communication and observation. The person should be committed to non-discriminatory ways of working, and appreciative of people’s differences. 

The job: The successful applicant will work within the nursing and wider multidisciplinary team, under the supervision of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Specialist Practitioner in Learning Disabilities to contribute to the therapeutic care of patients. Work may include indirect, 1:1, group, family or carer-based assessments and interventions as appropriate, including the design and implementation of a positive behaviour support framework approach, and staff training.

The Atlas House offers a strong range of multi-disciplinary input including Learning Disabilities and Mental Health trained Nursing and Support Workers, Psychology and Challenging Behaviour Specialist, Speech and Language Therapy, art and Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychiatry. As a band 6 the person will also provide some supervision for the band 4 Psychology Specialist Support Worker.

Oxleas has a strong commitment to supporting the development of its employees and a range of opportunities for training and development are available through in service training and individual performance review.

Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Joel Parker, Consultant Clinical Psychologist: 086923