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Green Light is delighted to announce the entirely new role of Behaviour Technician   

What are Behaviour Technicians?

An emerging profession, occasionally found in specialist education settings using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Behaviour Technicians are skilled practitioners, trained to specific internationally recognised standards.  A competency-based assessment and exam pass are required for Behaviour Technicians to become registered with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and use the title of Registered Behaviour Technician.  Their qualification is then maintained through regular supervision of any behaviour analytic practice with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.    

What will Green Light’s Behaviour Technicians do?

The role will vary reflecting the individual strengths, needs and circumstances of each person supported by Green Light.  You will work directly with individuals at the centre of support, and with those around them, towards specifically agreed goals, meaningful to the person.  As a Behaviour Technician your knowledge and skills may be used, for example, where individuals need additional, focused support in order to:

  • Develop independent living, self-help, or coping skills  
  • Develop social, communication and relationship skills
  • Transition to a new home 
  • Access the healthcare they need
  • Minimise harmful behaviours 

Perhaps the only constant theme in the work of the Behaviour Technician will be the emphasis on helping the person at the centre of support enjoy a better quality of life.  

What supervision and support is provided to Behaviour Technicians?

As a Behaviour Technician you will receive support and supervision from a member of Green Light’s Positive Behaviour Support team of UK Society for Behaviour Analysis registered Behaviour Analysts required to obtain and maintain your RBT qualification.  You will also receive support and supervision from the Registered Manager responsible for any regulated activities being provided from the service you are based in or from.  External applicants will be expected to complete our comprehensive induction programme, including our PBS+ training programme covering autism, learning disabilities, communication, positive behaviour support, physical intervention theory and practical skills.   Green Light was Cornwall Adult Social Care’s Outstanding Employer of the Year for 2022 an award given to organisations that show a commitment to delivering high quality care, while engaging staff and creating a caring culture.

What previous experience is required?

Applicants are required to have at least six months experience of supporting adults or children with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour in a setting using ABA or PBS.  For example, an ABA school or ABA home programme or a Green Light PBS service.  Applicants are also welcome from those who have or are attending an ABA/PBS University course.  Applications are also welcome from those who have undertaken Behaviour Technician training elsewhere or as part of our pilot study.  Those who are interested in the Behaviour Technician role but do not yet have the experience required to apply may wish to apply for other roles with Green Light in order to gain the experience needed to apply for the Behaviour Technician role. Further details can be found in the Person Specification attached to the Job Description below.

Relocation Support 

Green Light is able to offer relocation support for applicants willing to relocate to beautiful Cornwall where our services are currently provided.

A map of our homes can be found here

How to apply 

Applications are not currently being accepted.  However, you can express your interest in applying for this role during our next intake by emailing [email protected] 

We look forward to hearing from you 

 

 

Background information

As a new role, the training required to fulfil the Behaviour Technician role has been specifically developed by Green Light’s Senior Behaviour Analyst Ioanna Konstantinidou as part of a PhD study being completed at the Centre for Behaviour Analysis at Queen’s University in Belfast.  This study, still in progress, focused on the impact of Behaviour Technician training on staff skills and adoption of those key skills across our care home settings.  This found improvements in:

  • The skills of BT training participants
  • The functional skills of the people being supported by BT training participants
  • The skills of non-participant team members who worked alongside BT training participants

On the strength of these findings so far, Green Light’s Board of Directors agreed to formally introduce the Behaviour Technician role into the company structure from June 2022.  Those who are successfully appointed during this round of recruitment will therefore be our very first Behaviour Technicians!  

Definitions 

  • Positive Behaviour Support – “An approach that blends values about the rights of people with disabilities with a practical science about how learning and behavior change occur” (Horner, 2000) 
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis is “…a values-driven, person-centred, developmentally-informed, evidence-based, effective use of the principles of learning to help people achieve their full potential.”  (Carl Hughes, 2015) 

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Job Type:

Permanent Full Time

Salary:

£22,000 rising to £23,000 when RBT qualified

Reports to:

Registered Manager & Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Supervisor

Location:

Cornwall, UK

Purpose:

As per job description

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