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Senior Behaviour Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Buckinghamshire CAMHS
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Sue Nicholls Centre
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
16/08/2020 23:59
Interview date

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Buckinghamshire CAMH Service for children with Intellectual Disabilities in a new post designed to support the development and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support across Buckinghamshire. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual with experience of working directly with children with Intellectual Disabilities and behaviours that challenge the services provided to them. Although registration with a professional body (RNM, SALT, OT, Social Worker) would be advantageous, we are also interested in hearing from individuals without these qualifications who may have extensive experience in this area and are looking to develop their skills.

The post holder will be working with a wide range of children and young people and will be expected to demonstrate particular expertise in relation to assessment and intervention for young people with a range of complex neuro-developmental and intellectual disabilities and behaviour that challenges the services provided to them.

In addition to direct work with children and their families, the postholder will be involved in the development of Positive Behaviour Support across the service and there will be opportunities to use a wide range of skills such as teaching, training, consultation, supervision, and audit / service evaluation.

The CAMH Service for children with Intellectual disabilities is located across Buckinghamshire and you will be joining an established multi-professional team including Nursing, Clinical Psychology, SALT and Psychiatry. There are professional links across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, with structures in place for supervision and governance arrangements.

Buckinghamshire CAMHS has undergone a significant transformation in the last five years this is an exciting opportunity for the right individual with a specialist interest in working with children with Intellectual Disabilities and their families to contribute to the future delivery and development of the service.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Clare Sidwell
Job title
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01865 901325