Our Therapeutic Services team is seeking a passionate, flexible and professional Behaviour Support Practitioner with therapeutic knowledge and experience for our growing practice. You will have qualifications in Social Work and a current registration or eligibility for registration with the Australian Social Work Association and experience developing, writing and implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs)
The role of a Behaviour Support Practitioner is to develop, implement and evaluate positive behaviour management plans including strategies and recommendations to support people with complex needs and behaviours of concern to achieve positive outcomes; with the aim of reducing and or eliminating restrictive practices.
You will provide information, guidance and training using evidence-based, person-centred approaches to support individuals to achieve their personal goals whilst maintaining choice and control. You will provide individual counselling and therapy across the lifespan.
Essential Selection Criteria
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or relevant field and experience developing, writing and implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs)
- Demonstrated experience and well developed skills in working effectively with children, young people or adults with a range of disability, Mental health and/ or complex behavioural needs
- Ability to work as a team member to consult, and work with staff to support children, young people and adults who present with complex behaviours or behaviours of concern
- Experience in providing training of behaviour management strategies, working closely with individuals, families, carers, guardians and others
- Knowledge of trauma-informed practices
- Current NSW Drivers licence.
- Current WWCC or the willingness to obtain
- Current Police Check or the willingness to obtain
- Current NDIS Worker Check
- Covid 19 Vaccination
- Demonstrated experience in Out of Home Care sector
- Demonstrated experience or ability to work in Mental Health
- Experience providing behaviour support supervision to internal and external stakeholders
- Strong group facilitation skills and/or training skills
The Benefits of Working for Challenge
You will have access to:
- Generous pay rates based on skills and experience.
- Salary Package up to $15,900 tax free pay per fringe benefit year. Increase your take home pay!
- Use up to $15,900 of your pre-tax income for expenses you are already paying –e.g. Rent or Mortgage payments, Credit Card and Personal loan payments
- Entertainment Benefits are capped at $2,650 per year and include meals and drinks consumed in a restaurant, taxi fares and holiday accommodation.
- Ongoing monthly supervision
- Professional development opportunities of minimum $2000 per year plus 4 paid work days while attending professional development.
- Work life balance, flexible working hours and negotiated extra leave - purchase EXTRA annual leave
- Full time administration support
- Friendly and passionate group of clinicians who work together and support each other.
- Free Flu Vaccination
- Paid day off on your birthday!
- Job satisfaction – helping to make a difference in people’s lives.
How to apply
Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Kylie Boyraz on 0408 620 881.
When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the essential selection criteria as part of your application.
To apply and view the Position Description please click on the 'apply now' button below or visit our website: www.challengecommunity.org.au
Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Closing Date: 15th October 2021