Maxwell Cusack

PBS Practitioner

I have worked for M&D Care Since March 2020 after relocating to South Wales. Prior to this I have worked within positive behaviour support since leaving university, a few years back.

Before joining M&D Care, I worked as a PBS covering several homes, each with varying levels of challenging behaviour and complex needs. I worked within behaviour intervention in Pupil Referral units and SEBD specialist facilities that specialising in supporting individuals with a history of substantial trauma, substance abuse and extreme behaviours that challenge.

I have been fortunate to spend extensive amounts of time interning in America as a behaviour intervention specialist, leading teams and specialist units in delivering highly concentrated support with a focus on supporting individuals who display challenging behaviour. I held direct responsibility for the site with over 200 individuals in regards to behaviour intervention and positive management.

Academically I studied Business Management at university, but have always known that it was within the field of PBS and intellectual/developmental disabilities that I would like to work. I have studied an MSC in Psychology and I am currently studying an MSC in Applied Behaviour Analysis with the intention to register as a board certified behaviour analyst. I am a PBM ABMU trainer and I am studying the PBS Level 5.

I thoroughly enjoy the forward thinking of M&D Care and their passion to consistently reduce restrictive practice. M&D hold the same core belief as myself, that they can help any individual to increase their life fulfilment, whilst delivering the highest level of person-centered care. I am very excited to continue my journey with M&D, whilst they continue to stand out within this field.