Behaviour Practitioner Footsteps Community Services

JOB DESCRIPTION

Footsteps is a family owned and operated organisation. We are recruiting for three Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioners to support our clients and families throughout their NDIS PBS Plan.

 

• Do you want to work in an organisation that makes a genuine difference to our community?

• Are you able to empower individuals to make real and lasting changes to their lives?

 

Footsteps Community Services (FCS) deliver innovative and successful high-level of positive support services. We are seeking dedicated Positive Behaviour Practitioners to provide high quality, professional and culturally appropriate services.

 

Summary of the Position:

As the practitioner you are responsible for:

  • The provision of high quality, professional and culturally appropriate behaviour support planning services.
  • Deliver training to teams.
  • Manage you dietary
  • Advocate for your clients, ensuring their human rights are always upheld.
  • Create individualised behaviour plans that are holistic, and client focused.
  • Provide support and education to clients/carers/family.
  • Conduct assessments with clients at the beginning and completion of the plan.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships including attending stakeholder meetings.
  • Maintain accurate and timely recordings.
  • Deliver professional reports as required to external bodies, such as NDIS, Child Safety…The practitioner required to design and deliver appropriate interventions and plans, monitoring updating and evaluating these in line with the NDIS plan and/or individual goals, including monitoring progress and evaluate outcomes. The practitioner will work collaboratively with other Not for Profit agencies/providers in the delivery of services in a collaborative manner

 

Accountability:

The PBSP reports directly to the Director of PBS.

 

Individual attributes:

• Ability to assess the needs of clients within a holistic framework.

• Ability to prepare reports and maintain accurate records.

• Effective communication and crisis intervention skills.

• Interviewing skills.

• Proven ability to engage people and positively influence individuals and outcomes.

• Develop and maintain professional networks.

• Implement service strategies and evaluate results.

• Computer literacy, including proficiency in electronic records and data management tools.

• Resilience and the ability to adapt and respond to work demands.

• Exceptional organisational skills

• Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.

• Communicate with individuals in a respectful and age-appropriate manner.

 

Main responsibilities:

Behavioural Support Planning

• Lead behaviour support planning and development, and implementation processes, assist in the development, documentation, and delivery of positive behaviour plans, including submission and reporting against these as appropriate.

• Develop and deliver high quality, professional and culturally appropriate behaviour support services to people with disability and / or significant disadvantage and who have an identified specific support need.

• Design and deliver effective interventions and plans, that are evidence based and meet clients’ needs.

• Monitor, update and evaluate records and plans in line with the NDIS plan and / or individual goals.

• Monitor client progress and evaluate outcomes, providing appropriate update and supports and proactive intervention where appropriate.

• Providing training, advice and / or support to workers involved in the communication and / or implementation of the support plans.

• Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist behavioural support advice clients, their families / representatives and workers delivering these. Communicate plan details in line with consents documented, ensuring that all parties are clear as to expectations and the reasoning for these.

• Be involved in crisis intervention.

 

Networking & Professional Development

• Ensure that self needs for support, education and supervision are met

• Ensure that knowledge, skills, and service provision keeps with current practices by accessing the latest literature, attending relevant training and workshops and maintaining awareness of Footsteps Community Services (FCS) policies, procedures and expectations

• Attendance at and participation in all individual supervision, team meetings and training opportunities as required.

• Establishing professional and cooperative relationships with relevant agencies and partners

• Provide colleagues and managers with support and assistance when required.

 

Quality and Administration

• Services are provided in context with attention to quality management processes.

• Ensure day to day administrative requirements are met including file notes.

• Create timely, professional, and appropriate records and reports and ensure plans are reviewed/ evaluated in line with quality standards and organisational requirements.

• Use available technology, resources, systems, and processes to ensure efficient and effective services.

• Ensure accurate recording of hours to facilitate billing and/ or acquittals of funding as appropriate.

 

Leadership:

• Promote a positive and safe workplace environment.

• Develop self and others.

• Develop brand recognition and awareness.

• Demonstrate integrity in all business activity.

• Resolve conflict appropriately.

• Facilitate information sharing and the development of a knowledge management system.

• Lead the design and development of new services.

• Provide specialist and professional support toward policy development as required.

 

Key selection criteria:

Mandatory:

• A degree in a counselling, social work, psychology, or human services discipline and / or equivalent knowledge and experience.

• Registration with a Governing body as appropriate.

• Right to work in Australia.

• Current working with Children. (Blue Card)

• Current CPR and First Aid Certificate.

• A cleared worker screening check. (NDIS)

• A valid and unrestricted QLD driver’s license.

• Access to a roadworthy vehicle.

• Be willing and suitable to undertake any NDIS registration requirements.

 

Appreciated:

• Experience in support/youth work

• Understanding of the Criminal Justice System.

• An understanding of the biopsychosocial model.

• Familiarity with the adverse childhood experiences study. (ACE’s)

• An understanding of practice positive behaviour support, evidence-based approaches, and trauma informed practice an advantage.

• Integration and social inclusion principles in own practice

• Understanding of trauma and trauma informed practices and principle.

 

Interpersonal Skills:

• Excellent communication skills and ability to establish an effective. rapport with clients and stakeholders.

• Strong written skills and the ability to provide written reports as necessary.

• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and autonomously.

• Demonstrated ability to lead and work with senior Management toward organisational goals.

Why join us:

• We are a friendly family workplace.

• Work laptop, mobile phone, travel allowance and company perks provided.

• In house supervision and self-care support.

• Strong support from our administrative team to ensure your clients receive excellent customer service.

• Work from home options.

• This role can be flexible to work around family commitments.

 

Salary starts at $75,000 up to $110,000 depending on experience, plus super, laptop, uniform, and mobile phone. Footsteps CS has made necessary applications to provide Salary Sacrifice opportunities and this may be available soon.

 

Other positions available:

• Clinical Psychologist (Contract work – 1 -2 days per week)

• Occupational Therapist (Contract work – 1 -2 days per week)

• Speech Therapist (Contract work – 1 -2 days per week)

• Registered Continence Nurse (RN) (Contract work – 1 -2 days per week)

 

Footsteps Community Services is committed to working with our candidates and clients to increase the numbers of under-represented people in the workplace and we have active equal opportunity and diversity strategies in place. We strongly encourage applications from people of all cultures and demographic backgrounds, and people living with a disability.

 

Please check our Google Reviews to see the feedback from some of our current and past employees.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Footsteps Community Services

Job Salary

Full time