Behaviour Support Practitioner – Graduate Program (Melbourne) Hearth Support Services


Hearth Allied Health is a growing Allied Health NDIS registered business, and we are offering a unique opportunity for you to be a part of a friendly growing Behaviour Support and Allied Health team.

Our aim is to provide the opportunity to build capacity within Behaviour Support and to support dedicated clinicians to accelerate their learning and their career while providing excellent services to our clients.

Hearth Allied Health work closely with clients, their families, support workers and other professionals to achieve their goals.

Hearth Support Services commenced in 2017 with a desire to deliver responsive, quality, hassle free disability support to clients and has now expanded to add Hearth Allied Health to promote independence and assist clients to lead fulfilling lives at home and within their community.

At Hearth, we strive to be a driving force for positive change within the sector and to create an environment that nurtures and supports both our clients and employees.

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Why work at Hearth?

  • Founded on lived experience
  • Highly supportive and committed allied health team
  • Experienced Supervisor
  • Experienced Mentor support 
  • Dedicated leadership team with a commitment to make a difference
  • Flexible, family friendly workplace
  • New office with great facilities and technology set up
  • Realistic KPI’s
  • Continuing education and generous professional development budget
  • Professional Development time allocation
  • Laptop & iPhone provided
  • Travel reimbursed
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Full time

About You:

  • Experience working with people with a disability 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the NDIS and NDIS practice standards 
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with proven ability to work well within a team, relating to members of an interdisciplinary team including other allied health professionals, managers, senior staff, external stakeholders, clients and families
  • Collaborative approach, partnering skills and the ability to gain support and cooperation from others
  • Developed skills in organisation, time management, planning and priority setting
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills 

About the role:

The key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

Develop and implement person-centred support in the following areas:

o Functional behaviour assessment

o Behaviour support plans (interim and comprehensive)

o Service needs assessment

o Identification of Restrictive practice

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate behaviour supports relating to the individual’s needs in line with the Disability Services Standards, Child Safety, NDIS and other relevant legislative requirements
  • Provision of advice in positive behaviour support to individuals, stakeholders, and organisations.
  • In collaboration with a more experienced Behaviour Support Practitioner, provide training in implementation of strategies and interventions recommended on the behaviour support plan to stakeholders involved in implementation.
  • Use knowledge and practical skills gained through practical experience to provide positive behaviour support as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Actively participate in supervision and supervised practice as the supervisee to build on behaviour support knowledge and skills
  • Participation in organisational audits as required
  • Other PBS related duties as required


  • Tertiary qualification in a related field. For example, Community Services, Education, Psychology, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy. 
  • Core level practitioner by the NDIS Commission against the PBS Capability Framework. 
  • Employee Working with Children Check/NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Current driving licence and car

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please include a cover letter addressing our selection criteria when applying.

For further information relating to this position, you are very welcome to contact:

Cassie Kenyon, General Manager Allied Health

[email protected]







Hearth Support Services

Job Salary

Full time