Job Details: Festina Lente: Behaviour Specialist ? Disability Day Service & Training Programmes

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Festina Lente: Behaviour Specialist ? Disability Day Service & Training Programmes


The mission of Festina Lente is to provide a range of integrated
training, occupational, learning and employment opportunities to
people with disabilities. These services are provided through
equestrianism, horticulture and community-based activities with an
emphasis on choice, personal development and progression. The services
are provided through the following:

* Equestrian Training Programme
* Transition Training Programme
* Festina Lente Riding School
* Equine Assisted Learning
* Equine Facilitated Education Programme
* Therapeutic Riding Service
* Saol Anois Day Service
* Festina Lente Gardens

JOB TITLE: Behaviour Specialist ? Disability Day Service & Training
CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time Permanent Contract of Employment
LOCATION: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
REPORTING TO: Training & Community Education Manager
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive Officer / Deputy Chief Executive


* Provide guidance for new referrals to Festina Lente services
* Conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments to develop Multi-element
Behaviour Support plans in conjunction with the individual, their
families, and staff
* Provide **Apply on the website** support to individuals to help
them design and lead their own Multi Element Behaviour Support (MEBS)
plans, learn new strategies and alternative behaviours to work on
their life goals.
* Work closely with the person?s key worker or advocate to create
structures that support them to implement?the individuals MEBS plans
* Work closely with families to support them to implement MEB plans
at home
* Provide weekly support and recommendations to keyworkers,
including behaviour support strategies, to the staff team to implement
with individual service members
* Review and provide recommendations on significant events/incidents
* Crisis management support
* Support keyworkers to collect Behaviour data, analyse, create, and
continuously work on progress graphs
* Provide Positive Behavior Support training to staff teams and
Parents/Carers and QQI Level 6 Learners
* Review and provide recommendations for individual risk
* Identify and refer service members for additional support where
needed e.g. (counselling, occupational therapy, speech & language)
* Share resources with the staff team to support the implementation
of weekly recommendations.
* Develop and implement policies and procedures in relation to
Positive Behaviour Support, Positive Risk Assessment and Person
Centred Planning and review on an annual basis
* Work in conjunction with relevant professionals including
Professional mentor, Psychology, O.T, Speech & Language etc
* Ongoing review and analysis of the effectiveness of the MEBS plans
and any other interventions implemented. (i.e. Weekly data collection,
Monthly periodic review, 6 month MEBS review, yearly analysis).
* Write professional reports or referrals
* Ensure an ongoing focus on CPD in relation to professional
accreditation and professional development.
* Provide support with the ongoing development of the Organisation
* Develop & deliver educational workshops to service members as
needed e.g Consent, Grief & Loss etc
* Develop Wellness plans in conjunction with service staff
* Attend IPCP & ITP Meetings as appropriate
* To attend residential three-day trip away with service members as
* Complying with the Health and Safety requirements of the
* This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be
assigned from time to time in accordance with the needs of the
service. This job description may be revised to take account of
changing circumstances or requirements


* To contribute to the overall strategic planning of Festina Lente



* A Master?s Degree (Level 9) in Applied Behaviour Analysis or
Behavioural Psychology
* A minimum of three years? full time experience of working in
disability services
* Experience in utilising the principles of Behaviour Analysis and
Positive Behaviour Support
* The ability to collect and analyse data
* Experience in conducting MEBS analysis
* Experience in facilitating person centred planning
* Experience of supervising and motivating people
* Proven experience of working within a team structure
* Committed to on-going self and professional development
* Welcomes change and is committed to encouraging continuous
improvement and learning
* Manages your own workload effectively while responding to new
* Has the capacity to integrate well with, and contribute to, an
evolving organisation.
* Have fluent English both written and spoken
* Have a good and proficient knowledge of IT systems and is computer
* Have a full and clean Irish driving license.


* Board Certified Behaviour Analyst


* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Experience of being a team player
* Experience of motivating people
* Proven ability to work on own initiative within a flexible,
co-operative team structure
* Solution focused
* Ability to work to deadlines


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HOURS: **Apply on the website** hours per week
PENSION: Employees have access to PRSA scheme.
WORKING WEEK: Monday to Friday
WORKING HOURS: 8.**Apply on the website**am ? 4.**Apply on the
website**pm (There may be times where support is required outside of
these working hours and so flexibility is required)
TRAVEL & SUBSISTENCE: A fleet of vehicles is available; however, there
may be a requirement from time to time to travel in your own vehicle.
If and when these occasions arise, expenses will be paid in accordance
with Festina Lente travel rates.


* Access to a PRSA Scheme
* Ongoing training and Development
* Access to Educational Support
* **Apply on the website** days? annual leave pro rata
* Personal Mental Health Day
* Bike to work scheme

ANNUAL LEAVE: Annual Leave will be **Apply on the website** days per
annum (pro rata). Entitlement to Public Holidays will be in accordance
with the Working Time Act of **Apply on the website** (pro rata).
Compulsory Leave must be taken during periods of service closure.
Service is closed for one week in December (Christmas)

LOCATION OF THE POSITION: Successful applicants will be required to
work from both Day Service locations based in Dun Laoghaire, South
County Dublin and Bray, Co. Wicklow



Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Gianluca Stroppi at
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Application forms can be found on our website:

We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Category: Health

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