ABOUT POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a growing evidence-based theory of practice that aims to improve the quality of life of people with a disability and those around them. PBS also reduces behaviours of concern and restrictive practices.
In recent years, government funding and support have gone into providing better support services, participant-centred planning, respectful trauma-related support, better training for support professionals and removing environmental barriers that can trigger behaviours of concern.
After several royal commissions (including the most recent aged care royal commission), many NDIS supported individuals now require a Behaviour Support Plan if restrictive practices are in place. Many organisations have had to play catch up to try and provide behaviour support. There is now a recognised thin market for timely and effective behaviour support.
National PBS was created in light of the current conditions and the reduced options of specialised services across Australia. We exist to inspire purpose and empowerment for individuals within their community by delivering the gold standard of Positive Behaviour Support. With our NPBS process, we are training Behaviour Support Practitioners to be specialists in the field.
Our team of AHPRA-registered provisional psychologists, behaviour support practitioners and occupational therapists use a holistic, evidence-based approach to understand behaviours of concern and their underlying causes.
We work closely with clients, their families and support network, to develop functional behaviour assessments, and behaviour support plans that can be followed to ensure a reduction of behaviours of concern, a reduction of restrictive practices, and improvement of quality of life.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across Melbourne. This role is based in Melbourne. The position may require you to travel to country locations in Victoria to work with the participant, the care team and allied health care professionals.
The role reports to a Team Leader, is supported by a team of highly skilled and qualified practitioners with psychological experience and receives regular clinical supervision and valuable peer and organisational support.
We have seen exponential growth in the last 2 years and are now looking to expand our team so that we can service a new influx of participants across greater Victoria and Australia.
We are excited to offer the opportunity for a Behaviour Support Practitioner to join our team of behaviour support practitioners.
In this role, you will provide high quality behaviour support services which will benefit your participants. Work that you can be proud of. You will be able to work autonomously as well as receive support from a diverse group of experienced psychologists, with a supportive leadership team.
*Our head office is based in Moonee Ponds (3039). A full breakdown of a common week at NPBS can be discussed later.
- Be considered suitable by the NDIS to undertake behaviour support assessments (S29)
- Demonstrated knowledge, experience and skills in behaviour support, including developing and implementing behaviour support plans
- Ability to build rapport and form relationships with a variety of stakeholders including individuals, families, carers and other health professionals
- Knowledge of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission requirements around restrictive practices and behaviour support
- Skills and experience in providing behaviour management strategies
- Must own a car and have a current drivers licence.
- A passionate and ambitious behaviour Support Practitioner who is inspired to be at the forefront of change in the industry.
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
- Adaptable, proactive, and able to deliver results
- The ability to work autonomously and prioritise their work
- A problem-solver who can develop strategies
- Empathetic with a strong emphasis on person-centred practice
What we’re offering:
- Extensive training and full support – we take training very seriously and will provide you with the industry’s very best training, giving you the knowledge and confidence needed for greatness. While being geographically diverse, we run regular in-person training and support sessions.
- Induction Week – not confident in behaviour support? Don’t worry, we run a week-long induction program when you start to help give you all the tools and skills needed for the role.
- Generous Salary – Remuneration will depend on skills and experience
- Driven and vibrant team who values innovation and input from all employees to produce better outcomes for our participants.
- Significant career progression opportunities. Positive Behaviour Support is a proliferating field and there is significant scope to grow and develop over the next 10 years.
- Team supported – you will always feel supported with weekly team meetings, peer support sessions and team leaders. We are always here to help you!
If you’re still here reading this, then click the big apply button now and we can’t wait to hear from you!
Your application will include the following questions:
- Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
- Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
- Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
- Do you own or have regular access to a car?
- Do you have experience working with people with autism spectrum disorder?