Behaviour Support Specialist DD Child and Family Therapy


You will conduct Functional Assessments to create Behaviour Plans. Of critical importance is your ability to connect to people, to listen with non-judgment and reflect critically. Your aim is to support children and adults with complex and/or unpredictable behaviours to participate fully in life and achieve their clearly defined goals.

As our Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will be delivering high level, evidence based clinical advice and assistance to participants living with a disability and their families. Through the creation, implementation and education of positive behaviour support plans, your person-centred approach will focus on reducing the impact of challenging behaviours to enhance the quality of life for our participants.


Key Duties

  • Develop and implement individually designed client related support plans within specified timeframes.
  • Work with complex participants.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate behaviour supports relating to the individual’s needs in line with relevant legislative and ethical requirements.
  • Plan, implement and review training and Behaviour support plans for participants, support staff, families and carers in positive behaviour support and specialist topics as required.
  • Provide coaching, modelling, and support to families, support staff and managers to ensure the effective implementation of support strategies.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessment and analysis of behaviour to inform development of behaviour support plans and strategies in accordance with assessment findings and the needs of the person with disability.
  • Develop and implement intervention strategies in consultation with individuals and families.
  • Provide evidence-based treatment and clinical knowledge, expertise and support to individuals and their key support network.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate behaviour supports relating to the individual’s needs in line with relevant legislative and ethical requirements.
  • Share knowledge and experience through collaboration and training to help staff use positive behaviour support strategies and minimise the use of Restricted Practices to ensure good work practice.


-Recognised degree in Social Work or Psychology and eligibility for registration with AASW or AHPRA. Be registered as a Positive Behaviour
-Support Practitioner with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, or have an ability to register upon confirmation of employment.
-Experience in the delivery of social work or psychological services and an ability to work collaboratively and strategically with other providers to achieve positive participant and service outcomes.
-Relevant experience in providing clinical assessment including but not limited to undertaking positive behaviour assessments to people who display behaviour of concern. 
-Working knowledge of restrictive practices and an ability to design plans that aim to reduce and eliminate the practice in accordance with relevant legislation and frameworks. 
-Working knowledge and experience in delivering contemporary positive behaviour support practices, which enable the development and implementation of evidence based, person centred, positive behaviour support plans. 



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