Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner PeopleKind Group

JOB DESCRIPTION

Positive
Behaviour Support Practitioner – Entry level and above positions available.

North and South of the river
office work locations available
.

Melior
Positive Behaviour Support is a growing team of highly experienced positive
behaviour support practitioners. We work closely with people with a broad range
of disability, as well as their families and support workers, to understand why
a person uses behaviours of concern to get their needs met. 

At
Melior, we provide strategies for life. We’re expanding our services into new
areas and are seeking outstanding practitioners to support our growth.

We
are accountable to the people we support. We design our services around their
needs so we can empower them to live their best life.

We
are seeking dedicated Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners who are
enthusiastic about working with people with a disability and who will be
responsible for implementing evidence based, high quality, positive behaviour
support to people with complex needs as part of our comprehensive
person-centred support model. 

Your
duties will include:

  • Working collaboratively with clients, their families and team
    members to develop environments that support individuals to achieve a quality
    of life that reflects and enhances their choice and control.
  • Using expertise to engage with clients, their families and support
    staff to develop a shared understanding of the reasons for behaviours of
    concern.
  • Using a range of approaches, resources, tools and assessments to
    provide expert opinion and be responsive to unique situations in order to
    inform problem solving and creative solutions to address individual needs.
  • Partnering with clients, their families, allied health
    professionals and support workers to provide support to individuals using
    a positive behaviour support approach to all aspects of service delivery,
    including providing training and coaching where appropriate.
  • Completing a functional behaviour assessment leading to the
    development of a person-centred positive behaviour support plan, in
    partnership with clients, their families, support workers and other
    stakeholders.

What
you’ll need:

  • Tertiary degree in psychology, speech pathology, occupational
    therapy, social work, education or Nursing. Registration with AHPRA, SPA,
    or AASW is well regarded but not essential. 
  • An Australian driver’s licence, Working with Children Card, First
    Aid Certificate and a NDIS Workers Screening Check.
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccinations
  • An interest in working with people with complex behaviours of
    concern.
  • A commitment to understanding of the principles and evidence-based
    practice regarding the delivery of positive behaviour support within
    diverse environments, including home and community.
  • Ability to work within a transdisciplinary model while managing and
    prioritising own workload to meet organisational needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills,
    and the ability to develop good working relationships with internal and
    external stakeholders, including residents, families and medical
    providers.
  • Ability to problem-solve, work autonomously and to think
    innovatively
  • Awareness and understanding of the National Standards for
    Disability Services and an understanding of the rights, needs and
    requirements of people with a disability from diverse cultural
    backgrounds.
  • Commitment to person centred approaches and contemporary principles
    of service delivery within a context of the National Disability Insurance
    Scheme.

What
we offer:

  • Intensive training, support and supervision will be provided by a
    leadership team headed by a clinical psychologist with over 30 years’
    experience and supervision accreditation with the Psychology Board of
    Australia (AHPRA). The team leader is a clinician with nationally
    recognised skills and expertise, who has published in peer-reviewed
    journals and delivered workshops in areas of specialist practice across
    Australia.
  • Our strong clinical leadership team provides supervision and
    support locally and onsite. 
  • Staff are actively supported to progress through the NDIS
    Commission Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework and to meet
    realistic performance targets.
  • A growing team of lead practitioners and positive behaviour support
    practitioners, who share a common office, to provide peer support. 
  • A budget for professional development during worktime.
  • Opportunities for career progression as the positive behaviour
    support team continues to grow.
  • A highly competitive salary
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 for general living expenses and
    an additional $2,650 for entertainment benefits per annum.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave
  • Generous Long Service Leave
  • Personal/Carers/Compassionate Leave and other leave options
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program
  • Additional superannuation contributions options available
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

For
more information about the role, please call Wendy O’Connor, Managing Director,
Melior Positive Behaviour Support on 0438 471 807

For
information about the application process, please contact People & Culture
on (08) 6253 4700.

How
to apply:

Please
submit a resume and a cover letter demonstrating that you meet the selection
criteria 

Applications close: Friday 9th December 2022 at 5pm

Please
be advised we may proceed with interviews prior to the closing date.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

PeopleKind Group

Job Salary

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