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Lisburn | Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners (New Criteria)

  • Northern Ireland
  • Anywhere

Praxis Care has a long standing reputation for excellence in community based social care, and is experiencing a high demand for services across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, and Isle of Man.


In response to this demand, in respect of people with learning disabilities and highly complex needs, we are creating a service which will provide specialist care in the community based on the principles of Positive Behaviour Support.


This provides an exciting opportunity for people who are highly motivated to work in this demanding and rewarding environment. The service will be designated as a PBS Development Centre with a very high level of expert support and formal training for staff. This is a unique career opportunity for people who have the passion and commitment to develop their skills and make a lasting positive contribution to the lives of others.


We currently have the following vacancies within this new service, which is based in Lisburn.


Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners

Lisburn Supported Living Services (Pond Park)

(New Criteria)


These vacancies are open to men applicants only*

*This restriction is permitted by Article 10(2)(e) of the Sex Discrimination (NI) Order 1976.

Lisburn Supported Living is a service which provides enabling support to young adults with complex needs associated with learning disabilities. The individuals may also have autism, and/or mental ill health, and behaviours which challenge.


Each successful applicant will work as part of a dedicated team to provide a consistently high quality support service within a caring environment, ensuring that both service users and staff are treated with dignity and respect. Through a key worker system and use of advanced positive behaviour methodologies, employees will be responsible for implementing individual programmes of support. You will be champions in the positive behaviour support approach, and Praxis Care will support you to attain competence through formal qualifications and experience and expect that you contribute to the dissemination of understanding of PBS across the organisation.


We are offering candidates the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of the field of Positive Behaviour Support, through funding eligible applicants for the following academic qualifications:

  • QCF Level 5
  • MSc in Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • A relevant PhD


To find out more about the role and scheme please phone Betty Duff on 07733 890380 or BettyDuff@praxiscare.org.uk


Positive Behaviour PractitionerFull Time, Part Time & Relief £22,396 – £25,258 per annum pro rata**


*Salaries based on 39 hours per week 

Where the role requires sleep-ins, a minimum additional payment of £45.00 per night applies.


The Benefits we offer are:

  • Competitive rates of Pay;
  • Bonus, payable after 3 years;
  • Comprehensive Company Induction;
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme;
  • Occupational Sick Pay;
  • Opportunity for additional hours;
  • Excellent Training Programmes;
  • Career development opportunities;
  • Attractive shift pattern.

Please note we are currently under-represented by males in caring roles in the organisation and would encourage applications from this group.

Closing Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 10 a.m.

 Anticipated Interview Dates: 18th & 19th November 2019

To apply, please complete an application form and return this to recruit@praxiscare.org.uk

For any other queries please contact:

Email:                         recruit@praxiscare.org.uk

Telephone:                028 9081 8423

A waiting list may be created to fill similar vacancies in this jurisdiction which may arise within 12 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.

Within Northern Ireland applicants who are subject to a disclosure can view the Access NI Codes of Practice (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/accessni-code-of-practice.pdf) or request a copy from the HR Department.

Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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