Specialist Training

PBS Facilitator and Coaches Programmes

Explore partners with The British Institute of Learning Disability to deliver positive behaviour support  training and workforce development programmes across Aotearoa. This specialist training is for support workers and professionals wanting to develop skills in how to practically support people to live great lives and to effectively respond to challenging behaviours.

Explore has delivered these programmes to disability services, support worker teams within Oranga Tamariki and inpatient forensic units. Services that have engaged in these programmes report:

  • Improvements in the quality of life of the people they support
  • Significant reductions in the number of staff injuries as a result of challenging behaviours
  • Improvement in staff wellbeing
  • Reduction in the use of physical restraints

Explore delivers both 2-Day and 4-Day PBS programmes:

Positive Behaviour Support Facilitators Programme

This programme covers the essential knowledge needed by anyone who provides direct support to people whose behaviour can challenge. It builds a basic understanding of the values base and practice of Positive Behaviour Support.

Positive Behaviour Support Coaches Programme (4-Days)

This programme is for staff and caregivers who not only want to extend their practise in PBS but also support colleagues to apply the principles and strategies of PBS.

The coaches programme consists of an initial 3 days of training that expands and builds on concepts taught through the positive behaviour support facilitators training. Trainees develop a project and action plan that they can then work on when they get back to their service with ongoing consultation and support from our experienced trainers.

For more about our specialist training programmes, contact Explore on 0800 000 421.

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