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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Coach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £29,236 – £34,364
  • Hybrid - Glasgow/Dundee/Aberdeen
  • Closing 20th February 2024

  • Advertised from 6th February 2024
  • 36.25 hours per week.
  • Job reference: 002667


Are you an experienced Health & Social Care professional with experience of developing and delivering Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) training based on individual PBS plans? You could be just who we’re looking for to join our team as a Positive Behaviour Support Coach Practitioner.

This is a brand new and exciting role within our organisation which can be based in our Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen office or part of our hybrid working model where you’d work a minimum of 2 days in the Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen office. We will also need you to be flexible to travel to other locations on occasion when needed.

The Role

You’ll work alongside our PBS Lead, playing a pivotal role in promoting and implementing person-centred strategies to enhance the quality of life for the individuals we support. By overseeing services that need PBS input, you’ll conduct functional assessments, coach our support teams on PBS plans, active support and capable environments.

One of our strategic aims is to adopt PBS as the model which underpins all of our care delivery and this role aligns with Scotland’s legislative and policy frameworks, particularly “The Keys to Life” and “Coming Home” report. With an emphasis on person-centred planning and community integration you’ll reinforce our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities in Scotland.

What we’ll need you to bring:-

  • Expertise in PBS with a demonstrable deep understanding of PBS principles and practises
  • Experience of collecting, analysing and interpreting data to evaluate the effectiveness of PBS plans and make informed adjustments
  • The ability to conduct functional assessments to identify the root causes of behaviours that challenge and develop targeted interventions
  • A minimum of 2 years of direct support experience with people with learning disabilities
  • Demonstratable experience of completing behaviour assessment tools and writing reports relating to behaviour
  • Knowledge and skills in relation to social care and the PBS approach, including hierarchy of support framework
  • A detailed understanding of behaviour theories; causes, functions and maintaining factors in relation to people with learning disabilities, Autism and complex care needs
  • A full UK driving license and access to your own vehicle

It would be great if you also had:-

  • Diploma Practice Leadership in PBS or equivalent BTEC Level 5 - if not already attained, we would need you to bring a willingness to undertake the qualification, which would be funded by Cornerstone

About Us

Cornerstone is one of Scotland’s largest charities and is a leading provider of social care services to more than 1,200 adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs. We employ over 1,900 people across Scotland and are fully committed to delivering high quality care and support.

We want our colleagues to feel and be truly valued and recognised for the highly skilled, life-changing work that they do every day. By joining our team, you'll play an integral role in helping us ensure that the individuals we support receive the best care and support possible.

Application notes

So if you're looking for a role where your contribution really makes a difference, what are you waiting for? Visit our website to find out more and apply today! We'd love to hear from you.

Have questions? Contact Leila Rami, our PBS Lead at

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in our online selection process on Friday 1st March 2024.