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Aire House, 6 Westcliffe Grove, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0PL

Priory Group Division

Adult Care


£30,000 p/a


37.6 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Adult Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist adult care services. Our aim is to provide the right support in the right home for all the individuals we accommodate.

With community-based residential care settings, as well as a network of supported living services, we support adults over the age of 18 with autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and behaviours that challenge. We also offer a range of residential and nursing care settings for older people with varying levels of need.

Job Advert Location Description

Aire House is an 8 bedded residential service in the heart of Harrogate. Aire House provides assessment and support for adults living with a primary learning disability diagnosis but may present complex conditions. Some of the people we support also have communication difficulties as well as a range of other disabilities such as autism or epilepsy.
Our service offers 24/7 specialist residential care which is designed to provide just the right level of support; we encourage individuals to develop the skills that they need to live as independently as possible. We offer 1:1 staffing where required and have installed a nurse-call system in each room.

Job Advert Role Description

Are you passionate about PBS?

Are you determined to bridge the gap between academic research and service practice?

Are you motivated to contribute to the evidence base regarding the support of people whose behaviour may be described as challenging?

If you are, then we may have the job for you!

The post holder will use their expertise to support  predominantly in the following areas:

Staff training & development
Functional Behaviour Assessment
Behaviour Support Planning (BSP)
BSP implementation (including practice workshops)
Incident analysis & debrief
Meetings and supervision
Liaising with MDT

The ideal candidate will: (Essential)

Hold BSc in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/ Applied Behaviour Analysis/ Psychology/Nursing/Occupational Therapy
Hold, or be working towards a formal qualification in: or Positive Behaviour Support i.e. PBS BTEC (advanced professional Diploma)
A full drivers’ licence.

Desirable Criteria:

Board associate Certified Behaviour Analyst status and/or MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Learning Disability is desirable, NOT essential
Be willing and able to work towards instructor level in PROACT SCIPr-UK

In addition, the candidate will be able to demonstrate:

A history of direct support experience with people with learning disabilities and/or ASC and Challenging Behaviour
A history in conducting assessment and developing, implementing and evaluating interventions for individuals presenting with Challenging Behaviours
A history of development and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support training
A history of working as part of a peripatetic team providing consultation to 'challenging behaviour' services (Remote only)
A history of reducing the use of restrictive practices

What we’d like to give you:

 A competitive salary
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
28 days inclusive of bank/statutory holidays
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme


Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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