Behaviour Practitioner Autism SA


  • Multiple full-time permanent positions are available at our Elizabeth location.
  • Salary Range: $87,045 – $93,279 + Super
  • Full salary packaging benefits (ability to sacrifice up to $15,899 per annum)

Your new company

Autism SA has a strong and rich history of being a recognised leader in providing specialised services to individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the broader community. When you join Autism SA you’ll get to work with dedicated and passionate staff who are driven to support autistic people to live the life they choose in an inclusive society.

Working alongside experienced colleagues from a variety of professions, you’ll have access to an extensive knowledge base and development opportunities, giving you the chance to fuel your professional growth, expand your skills, and provide the highest quality of care to clients and their families.

What we can offer you

  • Fantastic training and professional development opportunities (including access to in-house training and research teams);
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits(an opportunity to increase our take home pay) including options for novated lease agreements and meals and entertainment benefits
  • Access to our employee benefits program including weekly office stretch sessions, paid parental leave, discounted Medibank private health insurance products, Employee Assistance Program for confidential counselling, recruitment referral bonus
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Flexible working arrangements (e.g. working hours);
  • We strongly believe in a person-centred approach for both the individuals we support and our valued employees.

Every day you’ll learn something new, you’ll be connected to an innovative and like-minded group of people, you’ll have access to the latest research and therapies in autism and you’ll be a valued member of the Autism SA community. 


About the role

As a Behaviour Practitioner, you will support people on the autism spectrum, together with their care team, to address their individual behaviour support needs. This may include functional behaviour assessments, therapeutic intervention and specialised positive behaviour support. The key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Delivering high-quality behaviour support, therapy and consultancy for individuals displaying behaviours of concern;
  • Undertaking functional behaviour assessments and other appropriate standardised assessments to develop and report on individualised support interventions and plans;
  • Developing individualised positive behaviour support plans and other intervention programs; and
  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop, implement and review support strategies.

Applicants undertaking a pathway to Psychology registration (4+2, 5+1) are encouraged to apply!

What you’ll need to succeed 

  • Degree in Developmental Education, Psychology or related field with a behaviour component;
  • Competencies to register as a Core Behaviour Support Practitioner under the NDIA PBS Capability Framework;
  • Current registration or eligibility for full membership with the relevant national professional governing body such as DEAI, ACA, AHPRA, AASW or other as defined by the NDIS professional registration requirements of the relevant profession is desirable;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of positive behaviour support and demonstrated experience in working with the Positive Behaviour Support Framework; 
  • Minimum 1-year experience working with people who display behaviours of concern and/or require behaviour therapy; and 
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation module “Quality, Safety and You” (Module available at:;
  • Satisfactory DHS Working with Children Clearance, NDIS Worker Screening, and National Police Check; and
  • All mandated doses of COVID-19 vaccinations

How to Apply

Please attach your cover letter and resume and complete your work history and education information on the application page. You will also need to answer the shortlisting and personality questions for your application to be considered. You are welcome to include any certificates or licences in the education section to assist us in assessing your suitability for this role.

Autism SA is committed to improving and sustaining employment outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Shazleen Azeez, Business Unit Lead, Psychology, Behaviour Support and Counselling (PBSC) [email protected]


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