Behaviour Support Practitioner

Are you a proven people leader who is creative in finding ways to continually improve people’s lives & independence? Do you have qualifications and/or experience in Behaviour Support, Psychology (Provisional or full registration), Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Social Work?

Do you want to be a part of a dynamic and high quality clinical team providing support to people with disability, their families, and support staff with evidence-based approaches to reducing the impact of challenging behaviour?

The Role

You will have responsibility for all components of Behaviour Support delivery including completing Functional Behaviour Assessments and developing evidence-based behaviour support plans. You will ensure behaviour support is delivered to NDIS participants according to best practice and within the scope of each person’s plan.  You will work within the team to meet output targets whilst ensuring best practice and excellent stakeholder relationships.

About You

You will have knowledge and experience in working with people with intellectual disability who have complex and challenging behaviours. You will also have a strong understanding of good clinical practice and requirements of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission in the context of providing behaviour support including for people subject to restrictive interventions. In addition, and in line with our company values, you will be able to build strong and trusted relationships with participants, staff and other stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes.

You will also have:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in: Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or similar areas of Social and Behavioural Sciences or a minimum of 5 years experience working as a Behaviour Support Practitioner.
  • Experience in or ability to complete functional behaviour assessments and develop behaviour support plans (positive behaviour support) that may include a restrictive practice.
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills
  • Excellent report writing style – articulate with strong attention to detail
  • Experience in the implementation and training to providers, families/carers and staff in positive behaviour support strategies.
  • Commitment to providing a high quality service and the ability to communicate that to stakeholders.

The successful applicant must address all requirements of the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description and undergo standard employment screening.

Please note only shortlisted applications will be contacted.

For a copy of the position description, please click here: Behaviour Support Practitioner Dec 18

Applications can be sent to careers@mercyconnect.org.au
Applications close Friday 18 January 2019.

EXPERIENCED DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKERS 

Selection Criteria:

• Ability to provide service to people of all ages
• Experience in supporting people with behaviours of concerns and complex needs
• Ability/understanding of a range of communication styles.
• Excellent communication skills
• Proven ability to engage with clients
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Committed and passionate and dynamic
• Availability to work weekends
• Availability to do sleepovers
• Current unrestricted drivers licence
• Current First Aid
• Current Working With Children’s Check (WWCC)
• Qualification in the disability field or working with youth would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo standard employment screening.
Applications must address the above selection criteria.

For a full Position Description go to: dsw-position-description

Enquiries and confidential applications with an accompanying resume should be directed via email to: careers@mercyconnect.org.au