Positive Behavioural Support Lead- Lisburn Supported Living Services Recruitment Day
Lisburn, Co. Antrim
We are seeking Positive Behavioural Support Lead's to join our Lisburn Supported Living Service
We are holding a recruitment day on the 28th March 2023
Interested candidate should RSVP by emailing [email protected] by the 27th March 2023
Are you looking for a part-time or full-time career that will develop you, challenge you and allow you to make a difference in the lives of others?
Praxis Care supports individuals with mental ill health, autism, learning disabilities and dementia; providing innovative, professional, high quality support services to people across the spectrum of need and particularly at the higher level of complexity in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.
Praxis Care is currently experiencing exceptional growth and, as a result, have the following vacancies within our Positive Behavioural Support Services. See John's story below.
Lisburn Supported Living Service, Lisburn
John is 25 years of age – with Praxis since 2015
“Hi everyone, my name is John.
I am 25 years old. I live with Autism, Severe Learning Disability and mental health difficulties. I regularly hear voices in my head which I can struggle with, as they sometimes say nasty things about me which make me anxious and sad.
I have been living in Praxis Care supported accommodation since 2015. I moved to my current home in 2018. I have the support of three staff at all times when I am at home and I need four people to support me when I go on outings in the community which I love to do and really enjoy with my teams.
My day usually begins between 8am and 9am when I get up. I have a very specific morning routine and like to do things at my own pace. Sometimes my routines can take longer than other times. My staff support me via my detailed Positive Behaviour Support Plan which is very specific to my needs and helps my team understand me and my needs.
I really enjoy listening to music throughout the day. Sometimes I like to dance and I really like it when staff dance with me when I’m listening to music. I really enjoy going out on trips into the community, visiting locations that I know. I like drawing, doing quizzes with staff and having them read me stories. If I’m going on an outing or I have somebody coming to visit me, I like staff to provide me with a social story which fully explains what is happening. This helps to reduce my anxiety.
Some days the voices that I hear can become very difficult for me to cope with and as a result I can become anxious. I like staff to provide me with a lot of reassurance throughout the day especially on the days that I am quite anxious.
If I am having a difficult day, this might show through my behaviour. Sometimes I might engage in self-injury or behaviours that challenge towards those who are supporting me at that time. On days like this it is very important that staff support me via my robust Positive Behaviour Support Plan. This includes verbal redirection and perhaps physical redirection as is agreed with my multidisciplinary team. Sometimes I like staff to sit with me during these times, other times staff may need to sit with me to stop me from hurting myself.
I don’t cope well with lots of new faces; I would love a consistent team to support me. My team will get individualised specific training, provided by a clinical multi-disciplinary team, to help me reach my potential and continue to have more good days.
Are you a caring, compassionate and patient person who enjoys being part of a team that can provide me with the consistency and reliability I need when I am having a tough time and struggling day to day? Will you help me to continue to live in my home in the community I love with a team that are invaluable to me?”
Criteria we are looking for:
2 Year’s paid experience providing care and support to individuals with Autism, Learning disabilities, complex needs and/or behaviours that may challenge
Driving licence required
Successful completion of QCF level 3 and 2 years supervisory experience
For more information on the role please contact the Manager on: 07790609136
Positive Behavioural Support Lead
Full time hours to discuss at interview.
(Temporary 6 Months)
£26,961- £35,700 per annum pro rata*
*Salary based on 39 hours per week. Salary dependent on qualification/experience. Where the role requires sleep-ins a minimum additional payment of £45.00 per night applies.
In addition to competitive rates of pay, Praxis Care provides:
Great Work Environment
CARE For Your Physical & Mental Health
Paid annual leave, which increases with length of service
Comprehensive training and 24/7 team support
Occupational sick pay
Continuous professional development/training including the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications related to your role e.g QCF3/5
Employer funded Healthcare scheme which includes savings on high street retail outlets and gym membership
Coming soon: Early Access to earned wages through the employer salary advance software
Career progression opportunities
Confidential counselling service
Death in service benefit
Opportunities for additional hours
Save on the purchase of any bicycle on the Organisation Cycle to work scheme
Long service awards
Paid annual leave which increases with length of service
Eye test vouchers
Access to information portals & assistance through 3rd party vendors on areas related to your Mental, Physical and Financial Wellbeing
As an organisation we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our employees are equipped to carry out their role. We therefore provide comprehensive training that all employees complete before taking up their new career within Praxis which will last for 2 weeks and cover all of the information and training you need.
We are holding a Recruitment Day on Tuesday 28th March at The Lisburn Enterprise Organisation, 6 Enterprise Crescent, Lisburn, BT28 2BP between 10am – 5pm. Please email [email protected] to RSVP to the event by Monday 27th March 2023.
For any other queries please contact:
Email: [email protected]
A waiting list may be created to fill similar vacancies in this jurisdiction which may arise within 9 months of the interview date.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including, but not limited to, a satisfactory reference from your current employer and enhanced Police Check will be required for all successful candidates within direct care positions before a start date can be confirmed.
Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer