Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner
Fixed Term Part Time or Casual/Sessional
- Work with an organisation committed to social justice
- Wintringham promotes ongoing training and professional excellence
- Competitive base remuneration: Up to $54.60 p/hour (dependent on qualifications & experience) + super
- Generous motor vehicle allowance (additional $8.65 per hour)
- Access to Salary Packaging
- Flexible work arrangements and family friendly opportunity
- Part Time Fixed Term 0.4 FTE (12 Months) or Casual/Sessional role
Who are we?
Wintringham is a specialist not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to men and women aged 50-plus who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness. We employ over 1000 staff and operate from multiple offices and sites across Melbourne, Hobart and Regional Victoria.
Our friendly team of NDIS professionals are committed to ensuring that homeless older Victorians who meet NDIS eligibility, achieve access to the Scheme and are provided with the highest standard of NDIS services and options available. Some of your clients will live in the community and others in residential aged care settings. Most have no family or support people to assist them to manage their services which is why our role is so rewarding.
Your new role
Wintringham has a long history of providing high quality, evidence-based behaviour support using the least restrictive options for residents of Residential Aged Care (RAC) facilities. With the growth in our NDIS service delivery, we have created an exciting new role for a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (PBSP) to join our organisation on a Part-time Fixed Term or Casual/sessional (12 months) basis.
Working closely with the NDIS Development Manager and Authorised Program Officer (APO), this position will help to develop and implement Behaviour Support Plans for and with people with a disability and their support networks. We are looking for a skilled and motivated professional who is excited to contribute to excellent outcomes for socially and financially disadvantaged people with a disability.
Your duties and responsibilities will include:
- Conduct assessments to create behaviours support plans with proven strategies tailored to individuals who exhibit challenging behaviours.
- Develop customised strategies for individuals with disabilities that address their needs, reducing challenging behaviours and limiting the use of restrictive measures.
- Assist in crafting relevant policies and procedures.
- Collaborate with participants, their families, RACS staff, healthcare professionals, caregivers, and service providers to ensure behaviours support plans meet NDIS requirements.
- Offer expert advice to Wintringham staff on behaviour support.
- Organise planning and training events that foster team development, person-centred thinking, and positive behaviours support to enhance individuals’ quality of life.
Other duties and responsibilities and duties include:
- Investigate incidents signalling unmet behaviours support needs and propose plan adjustments.
- Submit behaviours support plans including regulated restrictions to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
- Create, oversee, and act on personalized risk plans to reduce incidents and address hazards.
- Maintain a record of billable hours for efficient claims.
- Carry out additional tasks as instructed by the Manager or assigned representative.
We are looking for candidates with the following:
- Tertiary qualification or currently studying either Nursing / Psychology / Occupational Therapy / Social Work / Diploma Community Services
- Experience and understanding of the role of the NDIS Support Coordinator
- Current drivers licence + your own reliable vehicle
- Flexibility and a willingness to travel
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Agree to register with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as a recognised Behaviour Support Practitioner and completion of Self-Assessment against the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework (or commitment to complete as required for registration).
What’s in it for you?
We are committed to offering an enjoyable, safe and flexible workplace that provides a work-life balance. When you are working with Wintringham, you will have access to the following benefits:
- Access to exclusive not-for-profit salary packaging: salary package your personal expenses up to the amount of $15,900.
- Continuous development: we believe in giving our staff the skills they need and will keep you up to date with yearly qualifications such as behaviour management, first aid, CPR and manual handling. We offer many growth opportunities and have a strong internal recruitment program.
- Free access to wellbeing services: Staff wellbeing portal, exclusive discounts and our Employee Assistance Program
This sounds great. How do I apply?
For more information about this exciting role, you can view copy of the Position Description here.
Applications can be addressed to Tim Carter (NDIS manager) and submitted via our website. Please submit a brief Cover Letter introducing yourself and why you are suited to the role to accompany your CV.
Please upload your documents in PDF Format
Applications close on Wednesday 20ieth of September 2023 at 5pm
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.
Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has issued directions to help contain the spread of COVID19 and help keep Victorians safe, including directions to make the COVID19 vaccination mandatory for employees that are required to attend a workplace. Successful candidates will be required to show evidence of having received 3 doses of COVID19 vaccination prior to commencing employment with Wintringham.
Vaccination against Influenza is a requirement of employment at Wintringham. You must be able to provide proof of a 2022 Flu vaccination prior to commencing employment.
Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer. Everyone has a right to feel welcome, respected and valued. The safety of all older people is paramount; we have zero tolerance for family violence including elder abuse.
Wintringham proudly acknowledges Australia’s First Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders past, present and emerging.
Inclusion makes our community and Wintringham stronger.