Job details

Positive Behaviour and Complex Support Lead

Job reference: 002178

Location: Wigan

Closing date: 20/06/2022

Salary: £27,540 to £31,925 depending on qualifications and experience

Employment type: Full-time

Do you have extensive experience supporting people who have a learning disability, or autistic people? Are you a skilled, persuasive and collaborative communicator? Then this new role may be just the right opportunity for you to make your mark.

We are keen to offer flexibility in this new role. We are open to full-time or part-time options, perhaps two people sharing the role.

You’ll oversee and provide support for a flexible caseload of complex support services across Greater Manchester. You will coach and mentor staff in PBS best practice, and deliver formal PBS and RPI training. Building strong relationships with peers and colleagues, and with external professionals, you’ll help ensure a joined-up and consistent approach to providing great outcomes for the people who draw on our support.

Joining a close-knit seven-person PBS team, you’ll get the chance to use your clinical skills in a practical way, and to coach others to do the same. ​​​​​​​

In the Greater Manchester and Wigan area, we are providing some fantastic support to people who have complex needs, including forensic services.

We are expanding fast in the area, with the likelihood of 15 more people in supported living services over the next year. Some individuals are transferring out of long-term hospital stays, some transitioning to adulthood. So in your role there will be an element of helping to set up new services.

About you

You will need wide-ranging knowledge and experience of the key factors around learning disability, autism and mental health, plus experience of implementing person-centred approaches.

You’ll have a good understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin PBS, and ideally hold or be willing to work towards a relevant professional qualification. (We will support you with this.)

You must be a driver with your own transport, as you will be travelling within the area.

If you would like an informal, confidential chat about this role before applying, you are warmly welcome to call Sarah Kilby, Best Practice Manager, on 07834 168402.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

​​​​​​​Please note: we will review applications as they come in, and reserve the right to close this advert early, so don't delay, apply today.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

​​​​​​​Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID-19 Information

We are committed to maintaining a COVID-19 secure workplace and to supporting a rigorous approach to protecting the health and safety of candidates, our employees and the people we support. MacIntyre's policy for this role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination, and have your second vaccination eight weeks after the first.


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