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Behaviour Support Practitioner- Toowoomba

Community Solutions

Are you a practitioner in the areas of Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology or Occupational Therapy? Do you want to be a part of a dynamic and high quality clinical team providing professional consultation to people with disability, their families, and support staff regarding evidence-based approaches to reducing the impact of challenging behaviour?

The Role

Reporting to the Team Leader-Behaviour Support, this permanent part time role (3 days per week) will involve providing professional information and advice to people with disability, families, staff and managers regarding evidence-based approaches to reducing the impact of challenging behaviour.

This role will also include:

  • undertaking relevant assessments to identify causal factors of challenging behaviour
  • establishing effective strategies and plans that address the behaviour and enhance the quality of life for the individual
  • Adhering to internal and external requirements to ensure all relevant legislative and associated guidelines are met
  • Implementing and analysing data in order to monitor the plan’s effectiveness, review challenging behaviour and make any changes where required.

This position will also provide coaching, modelling and support to stakeholders (including but not limited to) families, support workers and managers to ensure these groups are competent in the implementation of support strategies and aware of their responsibilities on how to effectively implement the individual plans.

About You

Our successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of contemporary practices, trends and philosophies in relation to service provision for people with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities who display challenging behaviours and have complex support needs.

You will also come with:

  • Hold a current Australian Drivers licence
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications including: in Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or similar areas of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Experience in developing and delivering training and support to staff in positive behaviour support
  • Demonstrated organisation and time-management skills to effectively manage workload, maintain case notes and meet deadlines
  • High level of interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain relationships within a team, with customers, across service providers, and with various stakeholders
  • Sound problem solving skills and the ability to work in a flexible environment that at times involves innovative and agile approaches

A registration as a psychologist or occupational therapist, or appropriate membership as a speech pathologist or social worker is also preferred but not essential.

On Offer

In addition to a highly competitive salary package, Community Solutions offers numerous benefits such as salary sacrifice, salary continuance, purchase of additional annual leave and corporate health insurance.

To demonstrate your interest in this role please submit a cover letter and up to date resume outlining your relevant experience as per the advertisement above.

The Organisation

Community Solutions Group makes a difference in people’s lives supporting them to achieve their goals and working with them on their pathway to possibilities. We deliver services focused on the employment, education, wellbeing and independence of individuals, families and communities across Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

Community Solutions Group is part of Endeavour Foundation; one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in the country. Collectively, we are a leading for-purpose provider of a diverse and synergistic range of health and human services.

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