This PBS course has been designed to provide community support workers with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to carry out a positive behaviour support plan. Although the course material is online, participants will need time for reflection and discussion in order to understand how positive behaviour supports are accomplished within their own workplace and how to  align your practice with other team members, to achieve the desired outcomes. This will also increase the depth or your understanding and re-enforce your learning.


  1. Behaviour in Context
    • What is behaviour and what is its purpose? Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS) are considered as the first choice of intervention.
  2. Ethical Considerations in Understanding Behaviour
    • Staff review the ethics of the situation as a team. Ethics is ongoing throughout the process.
    • Review CET Accreditation Standards in relation to behaviour supports and interventions.
  3. Risk Assessment
    • A comprehensive risk assessment is conducted.
    • Staff safety is assessed based on the results of the risk assessment.
  4. Staff Roles & Responsibilities
    • Scope of practice for staff in relation to behaviour supports and interventions 
    • Staff safety is assessed based on the results of the risk assessment. 
  5. Behaviour Observation & Charting
    • Data collection begins on the behaviour of concern. 
  6. Functional Behavioural Assessments & Behavioural Supports Plans
    • The functional assessment is conducted by the team with the involvement of a qualified professional. 
    • The behaviour plan is developed. 
  7. Behaviour Interventions
    • Based on the results of the functional assessment, behaviour interventions or strategies are developed that will work best for the individual.
    • Behaviour interventions, both positive and restrictive, are put into the behaviour plan 
  8. Teaching New Behaviours
    • Skill deficits are assessed 
    • Teachings new behaviours to address the deficit are put into the behaviour plan under positive procedures
  9. Positive and Restrictive Procedures
    • Restrictive Procedures may also be needed in the intervention 

Navigation and Time Frames

The time to complete the course during our pilot has ranged from 3-8 hours. With a average of  5-6 hours. However it is self paced and you can complete it at your own pace.


Please visit our website to enroll in the course online.

Last modified: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 4:14 PM