PBS Practitioner

Posted 21 August 2023
Salary £32,000 per annum
Business AreaClinical
Closing Date 22 September 2023
Contact Email jonathan.rattigan@ivolve.care

Job description

Vacancy Location: Covering Essex to Greater London Services

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Pay Rate: £32,000 per annum (equivalent to NHS Band 6)

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we cannot provide support for Sponsorship at this time

Who We Are

We’re here to support people to flourish in a place they call home. We’re one of the largest providers of adult social care with over 3,600 colleagues supporting 1,100 people. Our approach is all about activities and co-production with the people we support. We work with them to design and plan what we do – so we can create the best experiences together.

And we’re on a mission to benefit even more people with our uncompromising quality of care and support. It’s the professional expertise and passion of our team that makes us different. We genuinely care and we love supporting people to set and then reach their goals. Because every person deserves the very best experience – every day.

Role Responsibilities

Please Note: This position covers our regional services from Nottinghamshire to the Greater London area, so the ability to travel is essential.

  • Reporting to the Lead Behaviour Analyst you will work as part of the PBS team to implement and monitor PBS interventions across the region in collaboration with external PBS team.
  • You will support adults with complex needs including learning disabilities, autism, ABI and mental health needs.
  • You will support the reducing restrictive practices group wide strategy.
  • You will assess and inform PBS interventions and support operational colleagues to implement effectively and consistently to improve the quality of life.
  • Support with pre-admission assessments and transitions for new referrals and informing new business development.
  • Provide person specific PBS training, Tier 1 and practice leadership training.
  • You will ensure you participate in continuous professional development relevant to your role.
  • You will work to relevant professional codes of practice.

Person - Led Care

  • Our approach is all about co-production with the people we support. We work with them to design and plan things – so we can create the best experiences together, ensuring this is involving  people in their PBS assessment and planning.
  • You will work alongside the people we support and our colleagues to understand a PBS framework/approach.
  • You will be responsible for supporting people with lived experience engage within co production colleagues within the region.
  • You will undertake relevant audits and reviews of individualised PBS plans and service wide action plans
  • Collect person centred data to inform clinical practice and quality assurance.

Deliver Great Standards

  • To assess and develop function-based PBS interventions and Skill building programmes
  • To use behavioural measurement systems to measure and track behavioural trends, analyse data and present this back to key stakeholders in an accessible/meaningful way.
  • To deliver person specific PBS training around individualised plans and practice leadership training and other relevant Tier 1 training.
  • To review and monitor restrictive interventions in place.
  • Responsibility for setting the pace, energy and skills required to engage staff teams in relevant PBS interventions.
  • Work within agreed clinical pathways , PBS, mental health, dementia, forensic etc

Work as a team

  • Work closely with colleagues in internal/external MDT/ Positive Behaviour Support team to deliver on the group wide PBS strategy.
  • You will ensure effective multi-disciplinary working within the internal MDT and build excellent working relationships with families and external MDTs.
  • You will Facilitate de-briefs and reflective practice sessions.
  • Ensure effective partnership working with operational colleagues that supports implementation and change within individual services and the wider group. Identifying any operational barriers and supportive solutions to overcome this.
  • Participate in effective team working and the development of productive working relationships. You will ensure communication is effective, respectful, professional and clear, allowing you to communicate with the people you support as well as families, professionals, and our colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for the people we provide support to.
  • To engage regularly with the Lead Behaviour Analyst and provide monthly updates on relevant team Key Performance Indicators and agreed outcomes.
  • Engage in regular clinical supervision.

Service & Organisational Development

  • To support the Restrictive Practice Reduction agenda through a data informed/ PBS approach. Collect relevant data and support the development of service and individual restrictive practice reduction plans.
  • To participate in relevant working parties and group committees developing changes and improvements in relevant practice areas.
  • To ensure relevant data is collected, analysed and communicated in a way that is effective to inform assessments and plans.
  • Ensure delivery of the PBS Tier 1 interventions to all Ivolve services including support for the development of practice leaders within those services.
  • You will support the analysis of the needs of each service to determine the level of provision needed to meet the needs of people we support.

Skills & Experience Required 


  • Level 5 PBS diploma or Postgraduate diploma, MSc, MA in either ABA or PBS.
  • Registered member with the UK Society of Behaviour Analysis  (UK-SBA )accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care, restrictive practice reduction and has worked within a PBS informed service.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Experience of working and delivering highly specialist PBS interventions
  • Willingness and ability to develop specialist area of expertise eg mental health.
  • To be able to travel effectively to all Ivolve services
  • Ability to collect, analysis and communicate relevant data to demonstrate individual and organisational outcomes to various audiences.
  • Experience of implementing organisational strategy on  large scale.
  • Excellent leadership skills which include positive, resilient, and creative interpersonal skills to drive, implement and maintain organisational change.


  • Certification with the UK-SBA or Behaviour Analyst Certification Board or working towards.
  • A member of relevant special interest groups
  • Research and/ or clinical audit skills
  • Previous experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

How we will support you

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 5.6 weeks annual leave and pension.

And there is a £300 refer a friend scheme too.

Industry-leading recognition

  • Colleague Lotto – giving everyone the opportunity to win great cash prizes
  • Prize winning Scratch cards aligned with values in action!
  • We recognise our Colleagues who go above and beyond – our ‘Heroes’ are nominated by colleagues for quarterly and annual awards
  • Loyalty Scheme recognising colleagues at work anniversaries

Social Wellbeing

  • Award-winning App for news and info
  • Internal social media
  • Team communities

Financial Wellbeing

  • Discounts include high street, supermarkets, flash sales, gym memberships and more
  • Blue Light discount programme, funded by us
  • Salary Finance scheme for lower cost loans and to save for special occasions or rainy days
  • Government mileage rates if you need to travel

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Free confidential Employee Assistance programme with qualified counsellors
  • Free wellbeing App
  • Practical advice covering things like consumer rights, anxiety, childcare and more

Training and development to reach your potential

  • Learning journey that grows with you to reach care worker standards
  • Specialist skills training including Autism, Dementia and Mental Health
  • Career pathways that include flexible apprenticeships and nationally recognised qualifications
  • Cover the cost of relevant professional memberships

5 more reasons to work with Ivolve

1.     Our people are pretty fabulous. We take pride and pleasure in helping others to flourish

2.     There’s a great energy across the business and a strong sense of teamwork

3.     Very few jobs have such an impact on people’s lives – we bring joy to people every day

4.     We have a proud history, we’re a big organisation of over 3,600 colleagues supporting over 1,100 people

5.     We build and nourish relationships with the people we support