Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Previous Adult Learning Disability PBS Experience Required)

Job description

Tittle: Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner - (Previous Adult Learning Disability PBS Experience Required)

Salary: £28-32,000 per annum

Location: Remote Working – Traveling as required to support our specialist services around the country from Sussex up to Lincolnshire.

Job Code: GHETO1

At Glenholme we offer a warm and friendly environment, where we pride ourselves in valuing our employees, paying well and providing great benefits. We are offering a new and exciting opportunity to join our rapidly expanding specialist services team.   As our PBS Practitioner you will help support people with a range of needs, including learning disabilities, autism and/or challenging behaviour. You will encourage ambition for the individuals we support and offer guidance, support and leadership, enabling those with more complex needs to live a full life regardless of challenge. The postholder will use their expertise to support in the following key areas:

  • Ongoing staff training and coaching in relation to Active Support, PBS and physical intervention techniques
  • Initial Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Positive Behaviour Support Planning
  • Incident analysis and debrief.

Key Duties:

  • Facilitate PBS and physical interventions training to operational teams, with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring teams to upskill them, and ensure they are focused on enhancing the quality of life of people we support, reducing the use of restrictive practices
  • Support operational teams in completing behaviour assessments and specific support plans
  • Quality assure the implementation of PBS across all specialist settings
  • Support with completing referral/support assessments, and the transition of people moving into Glenholme’s services
  • Contribute to debriefs after challenging incidents to ensure a thorough analysis is conducted, lessons learned established and risk assessments/PBS plans are updated
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, families, circles of support and the person in order to support operational teams
  • Support operational teams to develop good practice based case studies and ensuring these are updated and shared as required.


  • Enrolment into our Pension scheme
  • 28 holiday plus additional days with each year of service (up to 5 bonus days).
  • Additional days holiday for your birthday
  • Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £250 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
  • Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
  • Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Life Insurance cover of £10,000
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Automatic entry into our Employee Assistance Programme offering: Personal and everyday advice on child support, financial advice, mental health, health and wellbeing.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If all of this is of interest to you, then please contact us to arrange an interview.

About Us

Glenholme Healthcare is a social care group with 30 years’ experience supporting young adults and adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health conditions. We provide individualised care and support through our residential services, care homes, supported living schemes and via our outreach programmes. We are always excited to hear from prospective Care Assistants and Support Workers looking to join the industry. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

By law any employees working in social care in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have a medical exemption.


  • Minimum 5 years experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism, and associated complex needs, and challenging behavior within a residential or supported living setting.
  • Hold an accredited UK trainer qualification to teach management and intervention techniques to cope with escalating behaviour e.g., MAPA, NAPPI or ECC&R UK
  • Excellent training delivery and presentation skills, and good working knowledge of evaluation techniques to aid in programme improvement and personal development.
  • Experience of using communication aids to improve people’s lives
  • Ability to complete holistic assessments understanding the presenting difficulties and wider context