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Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Looking for a meaningful new role?
  • Want to work for an interesting and focused not for profit?
  • Do you have a strong belief in humanity and the basic right to a second chance?

We have a unique opportunity for a Behavior Support Practitioner to work in a supportive, high performing team to make a real impact on recidivism and reintegration within a marginalised group of the community.

A little bit about ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values-driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.

The role

The Behaviour Support Practitioner (BSP) will be expected to work closely with ACSO’s High Risk and Complex Needs managers and staff, to assess clients' behavioural needs, develop behavioural change programs and to evaluate the effectiveness of those programs for the person and the overall service. Behaviour Support Practitioners are responsible for overseeing the use of restrictive intervention under the Disability Act with high-risk clients in the community. BSP’s are required to complete administrative tasks, as well as face to face work with clients and their support staff. BSP’s are also involved in providing high-level clinical consultation and training to other areas of ACSO.

Here's what we're looking for:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with and providing clinical intervention to youth and adults at risk of or in current contact with the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrated experience and relevant knowledge of complex client groups, including adults with an intellectual disability, mental health, offending behaviour (including sexualised behaviours), dual disability, substance use and other behaviours of concern that place them at risk of contact with the criminal justice system
  • A minimum tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Justice, Community Services and/or Welfare Studies
  • Experience working within the sector or transferable skills from other sectors
  • A strong sense of personal accountability and resilience
  • The ability to obtain National Criminal Record and Working with Children Checks

What ACSO can offer you

  • $81,400 - $84,000 per annum base salary + superannuation + Great NFP salary packaging (which means more $ in your pocket! $93k approx. package)
  • Dandenong or Richmond location
  • A strong and supportive leadership team
  • A challenging yet rewarding position
  • Ongoing learning and career development
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Paid parental leave

To apply please click on Apply Now and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the PD).

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. ACSO acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.

A position description is attached.

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