PBS Practitioner

Job Title:                      PBS Practitioner

Location:                      East – ideally you will be located in the Essex / East Anglia region

Hours:                           37.5 hours per week

Work with us!

Achieve together want you to have fun at work and make things happen for the people we support. We value everyone and we want brave people to help the people we support work towards achieving independence and reaching their goals. Achieve together is one of the UK’s leading providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs.

If this sounds great to you… Then you’re just what we’re looking for and we’d like to hear from you!

About the role

The PBS Practitioners will be involved in modelling and leading best practice, completing functional assessments, identifying and implementing strategies and appropriate support planning, training small groups of support staff and working with individuals who have learning disabilities, autism and behaviours that challenge. The work will involve the support of people with complex needs to ensure people can be discharged from hospital settings, and reduce the risk of people being admitted to such settings. Focus is on enhancing the quality of lives of people, and on restriction minimisation and reduction.

For a more in-depth overview of the day to day role please see attached job description.


  • Respond to PBS Referrals in timely manner
  • Complete Functional Assessments and implement PBS Plans in collaboration with support teams, the person supported, and families as appropriate
  • To provide modular based PASS+PORT Training to staff teams
  • Be creative in approaches to provide advice and information in an engaging manner through the use of workshops, events and technology
  • To monitor implemented PBS Plans, to check on consistency of approaches
  • Coach/advise teams when inconsistency is evident
  • Confidently and professionally challenge and report poor or abusive practice, in line with the organisations and PBS values
  • Promote the least restrictive means of support, and the organisations commitment to STOMP and the reduction in use of psychotropic medicines
  • Work collaboratively with the Assessment & Placement Team to ensure people have excellent support from transition, to moving in and beyond.
  • Respond to crisis situations in which a person is posing a risk to self and/or others and there is a risk of placement breakdown/hospital admission
  • Maintain data analysis related to behavioural support to evidence justification for strategies employed and behavioural trends over time

Person Specification:

  • A positive proactive attitude
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Can work off own initiative and able to work in a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Contribute and lead on best practices
  • Flexible and can adapt to change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deliver results

As well as a competetive salary of £28,000, you will also receive…

  • Competitive pay rates with increments aligned to level of experience
  • Fantastic development and progression opportunities [75% of our promotions are internal]
  • A comprehensive induction programme to support you in your early days
  • Ongoing award-winning learning and development programmes
  • Excellent Recognition schemes
  • Flexible working arrangements

If this sounds like you and you relish the idea working for a company where you can really make a difference, the we want to hear from you today…

To apply for this job please visit careers.achievetogether.co.uk.