Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Full Time
  • London
  • £19.95 - £46.48 per hour GBP / Hour
  • Salary: ££19.95 - £46.48 per hour

Website LKA Recruitment

Behaviour Support Practitioner based in Enfield.

Full time 36 hours per week

The purpose of this post is to provide a targeted, bespoke support to disabled children and their families, in situations where there is a risk of family breakdown due to behaviours of concern.

The Behaviour Support Practitioner will:
Work shifts flexibly between the hours of 8am – 11pm Monday to Sunday on a rota basis.
Provide intensive, high quality, safe care and support to children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disability, behaviours of concern, and those who may be experiencing a mental health crisis, using a Positive Behaviour Support framework. This support may include:
1. Supporting children and young people in the home, the Centre, or in the community to give parents a break from their caring responsibilities.
2. Working intensively with parents, carers, and school settings to embed strategies and interventions that affect change, build skills, and develop resilience.
3. Providing specialist advice and support to families on the phone, or in person, to prevent escalation of behaviours of concern in challenging situations.
4. Support discharges from hospital, particularly out of normal work hours, working closely with health professionals, social care colleagues, parents/carers, and school staff.

Alongside a Behaviour Analyst, work co-productively with parents, carers, children, and young people to develop and implement robust Positive Behaviour Support plans, risk assessments, and other interventions that are accessible and affect positive change.

Promote, support, and develop children and young people’s communication, maximising opportunities using speech, pictorial symbols, electronic systems, and sign to ensure that they are able to make choices and influence the care and services they receive.

Build trusting relationships with children and young people, and effective partnerships with parents, carers, and other professionals (e.g. school staff) to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.

Job Specifics – Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Abilities
1. As a regular and intrinsic part of this role requires you to speak to members of the public in English, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential and consistent with the requirements of this role. This role also requires you to be polite and courteous when conversing with the public.
2. Proven ability to work directly with disabled children and young people, who have multiple and complex needs and behaviours of concern, in a professional setting, in family homes, and in the community.
3. Strong verbal and written communication skills to present information to varied audiences and demonstrate specialist skills to communicate with disabled children and young people using varied methods.
4. Experience of working effectively in co-operation and partnership with professionals, partner agencies, private sector bodies, public agencies, voluntary bodies, and statutory agencies in relation to disabled children and their families.
5. Ability to keep accurate records, organise, plan and coordinate work.
6. Demonstrable experience of improving own and others practise to deliver high quality services.
7. Able to work flexibly, including evenings and weekend.
8. NVQ level 3 or equivalent in childcare and/or health and social care is desirable
9. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check to work with children and vulnerable adults

Pay rates
Monday – Saturday £19.95 per hour
Sunday £29.93 per hour
Bank Holiday £39.90 per hour
Half Rate £9.98 per hour
Basic Night Mon – Sat £26.53 per hour
Basic Night Sun £36.51 per hour
Basic Night Bank Holiday £46.48 per hour

For more information, please call LKA Recruitment on 01206 616695 option 3 or email your CV to emma@lkarecruitment.co.uk

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