Behaviour Specialist

Job Title: Behaviour Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saint Helena
Salary: Competitive package circa £52k pa + Benefits
Job Published: November 14, 2017 12:00

Job Description

St Helena, South Atlantic

1year FTC commencing February 2018

Competitive package circa £52k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Could you skilfully manage a caseload of adults across residential and community services who require behavioural or psychological support? 

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access.

You will be responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of support models to help those who may have additional needs including learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, dementia and challenging behaviour. You will help to improve the vocational, social, residential and educational skills and daily functioning of service users.

Your leadership and direction will be vital across a range of government services, working to design, implement co-ordinate and evaluate a comprehensive positive behavioural support provision using evidence based approaches. You will be supporting the development of policies and procedures that enable an effective and consistent behavioural support provision.  This will include adaptation of relevant NICE guidelines to meet local needs as well as developing guidance on support models, data collection and analysis, referral processes and clinical and service evaluation. 

As you champion person-centred approaches you will offer specialist advice, guidance and support to clients, carers and staff relating to behaviour management.

Holding an Honours degree or higher in behaviour analysis, psychology or a related discipline, you will have experience in implementing, designing and overseeing behaviour analysis services for those with behavioural challenges. Your knowledge of learning disabilities and autism spectrum will be supported by a thorough specialist knowledge of behavioural assessment and interventions for people experiencing psychological difficulties or behavioural challenges, using evidence -based approaches. A sound working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Ordinance or Mental Health Act (UK) will be essential. 

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, transport and storage allowances. An application form can be found at where further information can also be found. Applications must be sent to and received by 18th January 2018. Interviews will be held in London.