Experienced Behaviour Support Practitioner – Newcastle Everyday Independence


Experienced Behaviour Support Practitioner
Employment Term – Ongoing – Full Time or Part Time (minimum 3 days per week)
Total Remuneration Package – $88,798 – $106,558 includes Annual Leave Loading & Superannuation + Car Options + Mobile + Laptop
Location – Newcastle
Minimum 3 years experience working as a Positive Behaviour Support practitioner

Are you curious about behaviours and understanding the reason behind why a person uses challenging behaviours?
Are you looking for a role where you can help people break down barriers to reveal their true abilities and live a life with less restrictions?
If this sounds like you then Everyday Independence is ready to train you to become a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner.

As a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will deliver best-practice, person-centered support to people who use challenging behaviours.  In this rewarding role you will build long term relationships with people and their support networks as you help them to create a vision for a life without restrictions and with positive interactions, activities and experiences.

Working with people of all ages and achieving outcomes for greater quality of life and less restriction. You will complete our industry leading PBS training programme and ongoing development programme.  

Our PBS Practitioners are part of a contemporary and innovative team who meet regularly to celebrate successes, unpack challenges and to learn.  We have also embedded reflection days into our programme because we know that in order to deliver a world class service, learning development and the wellbeing of our practitioners must be prioritised.    

As a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will:

  • Ensure all PBS practices and interventions are compliant with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards, NDIS Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support Rules 2018, Services Agreement and Everyday Independence’s Code of Conduct.
  • Use research evidence and professional reasoning when recommending the most appropriate PBS therapy strategies, duration, location, and timing.
  • Identify and develop efficient processes and systems within the delivery of PBS services.
  • Develop effective and strong working alliances with people and their families to identify factors affecting a working alliance, and repair breakdowns in a timely way.
  • Enhance the capacity of people to make their own life choices and increase their independence.
  • Approach risk in a positive way to achieve quality of life outcomes, whilst ensuring that safeguards are in place to maximise the rights of people and protect the most vulnerable.

Your Everyday
If you were here last week these are some of the things you may have done:

  • Written an Interim Behaviour Support Plan (BSP) and had the BSP authorised by your State/Territory. You would have then trained the team on the use of the restrictive practice and fade out strategies.
  • Supported a person in their natural environment such as their day program, local gym, at the shops to bring your client’s hopes and dreams to life.
  • Attended peer group supervision/mentoring and internal supports to help grow your expertise and skills
  • Completed online learning through our LMS system where you would have learnt about Functionally Equivalent Replacement Behaviours and Teaching Strategies.
  • Participated in a weekly team meeting and contributed thoughts, ideas and solutions
  • Completed reflective practice to develop evidence-based plans
  • Worked collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Shared a joke and a laugh with colleagues and maybe attended a hub social event

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
  • Vehicle options including vehicle allowance, or leasing a fully maintained company vehicle with full personal and private use
  • 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
  • Internal career opportunities – Access to Industry leading coaching, mentoring and career development pathways
  • Paid Parental Leave and Wellbeing days.
  • Online Pilates, free snacks and coffee and pet friendly hubs

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • If you’re an Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse, be AHPRA registered
  • If you’re a Social Worker, hold a full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • If you’re a Developmental Educator, hold a current membership with DEAI
  • Have been deemed suitable, or willing to obtain suitability, as a Behaviour Support Practitioner by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Be passionate allied health professionals with a strong advocacy for removing barriers using the social model of therapy
  • Show empathy and understanding, while being open and non judgemental
  • Be driven to see high impact outcomes in people’s lives
  • Be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check & Working with Children’s Check
  • Hold a valid drivers licence

About Us
At Everyday Independence we focus on creating communities where everyone has the same choices and opportunities to thrive. That’s why we’re working with our clients to break down barriers to reveal their true abilities.
We deliver a wide range of community based and online allied health services to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities across Australia, and we’re growing. We support people with disabilities in metro and regional locations across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. 

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 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 is part of the APM Group, a global organisation focussed on enhancing an individual’s employability, health and wellbeing, and social and economic participation in their community. Everyday Independence fulfils the group’s broader purpose of enabling better lives and together we share the vision to become global leaders for inclusion. Participants can benefit with access to employment services opportunities. Team members can benefit with career advancement and learning and development opportunities as well as access to the Medline Biomedical Database.