Behaviour Support Specialist

Behaviour Support Specialist

The BSS will be expected to contribute to strategies & supports required to expand opportunities for people with intellectual disability/autism.

An Cuan is a regional support service for people with mild/moderate intellectual disability that present with behaviours that challenge.  This service assists individuals and their circle of support to enhance their quality of life through the implementation of an effective person centred plan, positive behaviour support plan, and through the provision of interdisciplinary recommendations.  As part of this process, we provide training and education on a variety of related topics to staff and families in order to ensure that the person is supported as effectively as possible.  We wish to ensure that wherever possible, that the person remain within their own communities supported in the most effective manner possible.

An Cuan consists of both a Regional Outreach Support Service (ACROSS), where the majority of our work takes place and a Short Term Residential Service (SRS), where temporary intensive supports are provided to an individual before they return to their own community.                                                                   

Behaviour Support Specialist x 2 (Fixed Term 12 months)

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to strategies and supports required to expand opportunities for people with intellectual disability/autism and behaviours of concern.

Applicants must possess the following:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working with people who have an intellectual disability/autism and behaviours of concern.
  • A relevant third level qualification in Positive Behaviour Supports, Applied Behaviour Analysis, etc.
  • A working knowledge of the implementation of Positive Behavioural Support Plans. Understanding of the behavioural support assessment, implementation and evaluation procedures.
  • Applicants should be confident and self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, planning and organisational skills with the ability to negotiate and liaise effectively with others (i.e. with families/other members of the interdisciplinary team).
  • The ability to problem solve and facilitate problem solving.
  • Flexible in their approach to service delivery.
  • Very good IT skills.
  • Experience of delivering training to others.
Application Details

Informal enquiries may be made to Joe McDonald, Regional Coordinator, An Cuan 021-4643100 Ext: 3607

A full driving licence and own transport is essential.  Application forms may be obtained by e-mailing   Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 14th December 2018.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply

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