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Positive Behaviour Support


Employer: Rubix Support
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Social Work, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Business/Private Sector
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 21 March, 2019.
Applications close: 22 April, 2019. (Expired)

Who we are

Rubix Support’s Mission is to improve the personal wellbeing of people with intellectual impairments with complex support needs through specialised, coordinated assessments and support; and to provide extensive training and support to its empathetic, experienced, energetic staff.

Like all Rubix Support team members, our practitioners have a strong passion for supporting people with a disability and their families and support network.

What we do

Rubix Support’s Vision is to be a leader in the provision of evidence-based, practical, individualised behaviour assessment and support for people with intellectual impairments with complex support needs.

As a positive behaviour support practitioner, you will:

  • Conduct observations, collect data and work directly with an individual to understand why they are displaying behaviour that others find challenging.
  • Develop comprehensive functional behaviour assessments that are centred on an individual’s goals and aspirations.
  • Write reports that address the referral purpose in user-friendly formats.
  • Maintain documented evidence to demonstrate your process and support your recommendations.
  • Develop visual aids that are reflective of the support needs of the individual and the targeted audience.
  • Use your knowledge and skills to ensure that the individual’s goals are being achieved through advocacy and support.
  • Work closely with an individual’s family and support network.
  • Provide training to staff and families around positive behaviour support and assist in the implementation of this practice.
  • Communicate professionally and be responsive when working with external providers within complex care teams.
  • Be able to work independently in remote settings but maintain contact.
  • Have strong administrative and record keeping skills, ensuring adherence to privacy and confidentially legislation.

Key selection criteria

  • Registered occupational therapist, social worker, speech pathologist or other allied health professional or a developmental educator (with current membership with Developmental Educators Australia Inc) with experience supporting people with a disability who may present with behaviours that challenge.
  • Excellent report writing skills in behaviour support strategies and assessments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of the support needs of people with disability across home and community settings.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with participants, their families, community agencies and other professionals.
  • A focus on supporting someone to increase their quality of life through self-determination and person-centred thinking.
  • Able to adapt to changing needs and prioritise tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a willingness to use your own vehicle for travel.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.