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Behaviour Support Practitioner / Counsellor


Employer: Ability Options
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Health Care & Allied Health, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 28 March, 2018.
Applications close: 29 April, 2018. (Expired)

  • Access to a large team of Allied Health Professionals
  • Comprehensive employee benefits, including Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements

Ability Options is one of the longest running not for profit organisations in NSW. When you join Ability Options you have the opportunity to experience a fast paced, values driven organisation where we put people at the centre of all that we do. Your commitment to our values of inclusion, respect, trust, integrity, and courage, and your determination to see people fulfil their potential will ensure that we can continue our mission of assisting all people to live their best life possible.

The Role – What we are looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a Behaviour Support Practitioner/Counsellor to work within a multi-disciplinary team of experienced Allied Health Practitioners including; Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Behaviour Specialists in the Western Sydney region.

You will use your knowledge and experience to provide evidence and behaviour based supports to people in different environments, including; within the home, programs, schools and workplaces. You will be working together with individuals to provide support for goals, such as those related to increasing independence, building relationships and developing overall well-being (including mental-health).

You will also be providing clinical support to support staff such as Support Workers where needed, and will be able to work closely with others to ensure the individuals we support are empowered to reach their goals.

This role will focus on the the areas surrounding Seven Hills, Mt Druitt and Penrith, with some travel to other locations as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • Registration with appropriate registering body g. RCAA, AHPRA etc.
  • Specialist knowledge of disability services.
  • Extensive knowledge of best practice Behaviour Management Policies and procedures, including restricted practices framework, or a willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of Keep Them Safe guidelines and mandatory reporting requirements.

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of capacity testing across the lifespan, or a willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, National Disability Insurance Scheme and current reform in the disability sector.
  • A current NSW driver’s licence.

In joining Ability Options, you will be joining an organisation with ongoing opportunities for career development and growth. In return for your skills and experience, the successful applicant will receive a competitive remuneration package as well as access to our employee benefits program. This includes salary packaging, discounts through Medibank and CommBank, purchasing additional leave and the option to apply for flexible work arrangements after 12 months of service.

We are committed to helping you to build and grow your career with plenty of opportunities for self – development along the way. For more information about Ability Options please visit our website www.abilityoptions.org.au. If you require additional information, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly People and Culture team on 8811 1777. Or, why not just apply? We’d love to hear from you. Please click the link below and include your resume and a covering letter telling us why you believe this would be a great role for you.

Ability Options is proud to support a diverse community and is committed to a workplace culture that recognises diversity, equity and human rights, and provides a safe space for everyone. We respect and value the contribution of people from all cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles.

How to apply for this job

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