Behaviour Support Practitioner – Outer Eastern Melbourne Everyday Independence


Your New Company: 
Everyday Independence supports people with a disability to live to their full potential and enjoy an everyday life.  

We offer Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Positive Behaviour Supports and Early Childhood Supports to build on what is working in a person’s life and create changes to areas that are not.  

With over 24 teams located across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, we are committed to building a workforce of therapists that can deliver high impact outcomes to people that make a real difference to their everyday lives and to the Australian community. 

Your new role:  
Behaviour Support Practitioner 

Employment Term: Full Time ongoing 
Total Remuneration Package $83,582 – $124,081 includes Annual Leave Loading and Superannuation
Location:  Croydon
We are seeking Registered and Enrolled Nurses who specialise in Mental Health and have a keen interest in Positive Behaviour supports, along with a desire to move into the disability space, to join our team.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a therapy approach to understand what maintains an individuals challenging behaviour and how to change it to achieve quality of life outcomes. The position of Behaviour Support Practitioner involves assessing, developing, and implementing person centred proactive strategies and working with individuals and their support teams (and wider community services) to develop positive behaviour support plans and implement therapies that assist individuals living with  intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities to improve their quality of life. 
As a Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will work within your scope of practice to achieve the below outcomes:  

  • Undertaking comprehensive functional behavioural assessments and analysis of data to determine the participants quality of life trajectories and future potential.
  • Prepare full, accurate and timely reports (particularly interim and comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans) that will assist in future planning and recommendation strategies in line with the NDIS Behaviour Support (2018) Rules and Quality and Safeguards Commission.
  • Build the capacity of the participant, supports and/or community members/services to understand the function of the behaviour, mental wellbeing and implement agreed proactive and reactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of behaviours occurring.
  • Work in a multi and interdisciplinary model with a range of allied health practitioners to provide holistic and integrated approach to supports.
  • Regularly evaluate progress and outcomes, using relevant measures, and discuss outcomes with the participant, families and/or their supports while celebrating the small wins
  • A commitment to ensuring the human rights of people living with a disability.
  • Identify the facilitators and barriers within a person’s environment (attitudinal, social and physical) with meaningful and impactful goals which achieve the person’s quality of life outcomes.
  • Develop and implement behavioural support plans in conjunction with participants and their supports.
  • Understanding of restrictive practices/interventions and the role of the behaviour support practitioners, implementing providers and service users in thinking creatively to safely reduce and/or eliminate the need for restrictions.    

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Proven experience as a community Registered or Enrolled Nurse for the past 24 months (consideration for less with the right applicant)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support model
  • Credentialed with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN); OR minimum qualification of Graduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing (with at least 75% of program on Mental health theory or practice) (consideration for less with the right applicant).
  • Full registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have the right to work in Australia
  • Willingness to become registered as a Behaviour Support Practitioner (s29 Notification) with the NDIS and maintain competency as per the NDIS self-assessment criteria (with support from the Clinical Excellence Team);
  • Current National Police Check
  • Working with children’s check
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work well during times of escalation and can be responsive to others and your needs and safety
  • Positive and effective self-regulatory skills of emotion and wellbeing (emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills)
  • Professional demeanour with a positive attitude
  • Can work efficiently and effective with time pressures
  • Feel ‘comfortable with the uncomfortable’
  • Positive approach to conflict and risk
  • Covid 19 Vaccination

Everyday Perks
We offer a range of perks and benefits to support you to feel valued, balance your work and life commitments, grow your career, and most importantly, enjoy work.

  • Flexible working hours to create your ideal work life balance
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Tools and technology to be successful – Surface Pro and mobile phone
  • Regular scheduled mentoring sessions both as a team and one to one
  • Weekly team meetings – Get to know the team and have your input
  • Comprehensive induction program to the organisation and ongoing PBS training and development
  • Work for a company that cares – We are proud winners of the Team Culture Award at the Australian Allied Health Awards for 2019.
  • Internal career opportunities – Access to Industry leading coaching, mentoring and career development pathways.
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Online Pilates, free snacks and coffee and pet friendly hubs

How to apply
Have a good look around our website and on social media to get a feel for who we are. If you think we’re a good match hit apply now or you can speak directly to us by calling our Talent Acquisition or People & Culture Team on 1300 179 131
In order for us to move quickly through the recruitment process with your application, please ensure that you are uploading a current CV including referee details (2 professional required) along with a cover letter. 

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to complete an on-demand video and assessment that you can complete at a time that’s convenient to you. You’ll be able to engage in realistic scenarios that you are likely to encounter on the job, which will show you what the role you’ve applied for is really like. Once you’ve completed this we’ll follow up with a phone call to let you know the outcome and to give you an opportunity to ask all your questions.

Everyday Independence is proudly part of The Circle Back Initiative and we are committed to responding to every candidate throughout the Recruitment Process.  

Everyday Independence embraces and values inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have any support or access needs, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We are committed to providing flexible ways of working for every role. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you.  
Everyday Independence is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with disabilities. We require all candidates to undergo screening prior to employment including but not limited to; holding or obtaining an NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Working with Children Check / equivalent in accordance with State laws./ equivalent in accordance with State laws. 
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Everyday Independence

Job Salary

$88,226 - $112,801 Includes Annual Leave Loading

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