Behaviour Support Practitioner ABLE Australia


Location: National Office in Surrey Hills, VIC (negotiable)
Employment Type: Ongoing / Full-time
Salary Range: $70,000 – $90,000 plus superannuation, dependent on relevant experience.
Job Reference: 493688

About Able Australia

Able Australia is a leading provider of disability services across Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and South East Queensland. For over 50 years we have proudly supported people with multiple disabilities and deafblindness to achieve their goals. As a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) our vision is to enable the people we support to live the life they choose. Committed to Trust, Respect, Excellence and Kindness, we provide high quality supports that reflect evidence-based best practice. We strive to ensure our clients live better days, every day.

About the Role

Are you passionate about investigating and understanding the purpose behind behaviours of concern? Do you enjoy working with people, and supporting them to develop their skills and abilities? If so, then this role may just be the next great step in your career journey.

Able’s Positive Behaviour Support team assists clients with complex needs and dual diagnosis, including sensory, psychosocial, intellectual and physical impairments. Our team are highly trained in skills teaching, reducing restrictive practices, and supporting staff and loved ones. We are looking for another enthusiastic practitioner to add their skills to our team.

You will be part of a team providing consultation, behaviour support planning and staff training, and will be supported to continue to develop your skills and expertise in Positive Behaviour Support. As a growing team there is ample room for you to continue developing your practice, with professional development and consultations available with our Allied Health team and Centre of Excellence in Deafblindness.

Responsibilities of the role:

To support the delivery of effective behaviour support services through the assessment, development, and coaching of staff in the implementation of Behaviour Support Plans (BSP).

  • Ensure practices align to legislative, regulatory requirements and best practice
  • Implement, capture and analyse data in order to monitor BSP and strategy effectiveness.
  • Undertake relevant assessments to identify causal factors of challenging behaviour to establish effective strategies and plans that address the behaviour and enhance the quality of life for the individual
  • Coach, model and support stakeholders including families, support workers, and managers to ensure they are competent in the implementation of behaviour support strategies, aware of their responsibilities, and know how to effectively implement the plan

Skills and experience required to be successful in this role:

  • Commitment to high quality person-centred services, individual rights and diversity, interests and aspirations
  • Experience using person-centred approaches and positive behaviour support, and understanding how they relate to challenging behaviour
  • Professional practice and understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills to develop relationships with team members, participants, stakeholders and manage sensitive or emotionally charged situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure clear and concise information is presented to individuals, colleagues, teams, and other stakeholders
  • Evidenced problem-solving skills to identify problems, develop solutions and create change using a logical and systematic approach

At Able Australia we offer:

  • Opportunity to work for a growing organisation that demonstrates industry leadership
  • Flexible starting times and working from home options offering a better work/life balance
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • Warm, caring and genuinely supportive team environment including a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.
  • Attractive Salary packaging benefits, in addition to above award conditions.
  • Continuous support and supervision to enable you to develop and progress.

If you are an Allied Health professional who is people-focused, goal-oriented, and takes pride in building and maintaining strong and positive professional partnerships, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Please click on the APPLY NOW button and complete the online application form. You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job along with your skills and experience.  You will be requested to upload a copy of your NDIS Worker Screening Check (if available).

Applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm Sunday 31st July 2022

Early applications encouraged

For further information regarding the role and its responsibilities, please follow the link for the position description here: [link removed]

Please note, Able Australia is an inclusive equal opportunity employer and is compliant with public health orders regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. You must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. As part of the Able Australia’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia, Victorian Working with Children’s Check (employee), International Police Check (if applicable), and current professional registration.

If you have any further questions regarding the position or need to find out more, get in touch with Yvette Hyde, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner at [email protected] [link removed]



ABLE Australia

Job Salary

$70,000 - $90,000 p.a. plus superannuation

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