PBS Practitioner

Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6QE
Salary range: Up to £30,000 DOE (4-days per week)

Application deadline: 31st October 2022

This is a Northwest based, part-time position involving hybrid working over 4-days per week.

Job Details

Family Care are a family-owned provider of therapeutically-informed care and education for children and young people since 1988.

We work hard to create environments which enable the children and young people in our care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our therapeutic services team work closely with all staff members through group consultations and reflective practice sessions.

These meetings are designed to educate and empower staff members, support self-reflection, promote safe practice, and develop an appreciation of the life journey our young people have been on.

The Secure Base model underpins all practice across Family Care’s services.  Within our learning disability provisions, our primary model is PBS, a model developed specifically for people with a learning disability to improve their quality of life outcomes and reduce behaviours that challenge.

Within this exciting new role, you will be key in supporting staff to work within the PBS model. 

You will lead on the development and implementation of the PBS strategy across the organisation, improving the understanding of concerning behaviours, and developing capable environments, plans, and skills for our staff teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a therapeutic team and join an organisation that has a strong reputation for providing therapeutically informed care.

The successful candidate will be based from our office in Bamber Bridge, Preston, but will work across our LD residential settings in the Northwest area (Formby, Wythenshawe and Oldham).

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Must Have's

  • Completed formal Positive Behaviour Support training (e.g. BILD CAPBS Coaches or PBS degree level)
  • At least 2-years experience working with young people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and/or physical disabilities
  • Able to work independently and use own initiative
  • Understanding of best practice within the learning disability sector
  • Able to write clear and accurate reports
  • Full valid UK driving license

Nice To Have's

  • Experience of working in a children’s residential home
  • Experience of group work, consultations and working with staff teams
  • Experience of delivering training


  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Employee recognition and long service awards
  • Health cash plan through Paycare
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Extensive training and career progression

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