I am motivated to support schools, residential placements and families to further support young people experiencing challenges. I have a wealth of experience in different settings and experience liaising with different agencies to ensure the young persons needs are met and they feel supported, safe and able to achieve their personal goals. I place the young person at the forefront of everything I do and ensure their voice is heard using a Trauma-Informed approach.
Samantha Jade Chandler BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip, BCBA, UKBA.
I have been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) for 4 years. I have 10 years of experience in residential settings (for example: respite centres, prison, and care homes) and 8 years of experience in educational settings (mainstream, alternative provision and SEN). During this time I have liaised with various professionals such as Occupational Health therapists, Speech and Language therapists, Social Workers, and the Police.
Since 2012, I have been working with young people with learning disabilities, including Autism, and I have been working with young people with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) and Trauma for 5 years.
I am passionate about supporting young people and their families who are facing challenges using effective and evidence-based techniques.
I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy. I am a member of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysts, and I have been delivering training on Trauma and behaviour since 2020. I currently have two live courses on BehaviorLive which are about supporting young people to build Resilience and Trauma-Informed Behaviour Analysis.
I have worked in roles in which I have acted as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), regularly liaising with external agencies around the safety and wellbeing of young people.
I have strong communication skills and sound values; based around my ethical responsibility to those I support. I am motivated and driven to ensure interventions are timely, evidence-based and supportive of wellbeing.
Qualifications and Experience
'Hi everyone! I have recently delivered training for other Behaviour Analysts via BehaviorLive (Click here). I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with a Masters Degree in Behaviour Analysis & Therapy from the University of South Wales. I have undertaken a number of courses to support my understanding in Trauma and keep up-to-date with Behaviour Analytic research to ensure the interventions I offer are effective!'