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Positive Behaviour Support State Lead - South Australia

Early Start Australia

At Early Start Australia, we work with children, their families and young adults to provide the best start for them to grow, develop and reach their full potential.

You’ll work with a team of dedicated allied health and client support professionals, coaching, supervising and providing PBS services while sharing ideas and knowledge to contribute to a holistic care approach for our clients.

You’ll be supported by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, delivering services in one of our well-equipped clinics, at client’s homes, schools and via telehealth.

What’s in it for you:

You’ll find plenty of team spirit at an Early Start Australia clinic. We like to celebrate the everyday moments that make a big difference in the lives of our clients, and the team of people that make them happen. And we’re passionate about helping you to achieve your career goals so you'll be able to make the most of the huge range of professional development opportunities that will open up when you join us.

You’ll be rewarded with a range of great benefits to support your professional advancement, wellbeing, flexible working requirements and your pocket with reduced prices on goods and services through Perkbox.

What's on offer

  • Balance work with family and all the other things you love to do (up to 12 weeks leave per year *conditions apply) + generous paid parental leave.
  • A structured training program to support your leadership and clinical development aspirations
  • 100 hours + rostered CPD hours per year including regular in-house training with industry leading clinicians
  • Generous PD allowance plus 3 days professional development leave to pursue your clinical interests and passions
  • up to $15,000 in grants to pursue independent research projects or attend events/conferences that support your learning and growth.
  • Bonus payment scheme for achieving great outcomes and exceeding targets
  • Get the best results for your clients by delivering high impact therapy through a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Dedicated hands-on admin support means more time spent with clients, supporting children and families to live a better life.
  • Peer recognition program and annual ESA awards events to celebrate our achievements
  • Other great benefits to support your mental health and wellbeing, flexible work options including early finish Fridays and reduced prices and benefits through Perkbox

Key responsibilities

  • Coach and mentor PBS Practitioners from our new beginners through to proficient practitioners including plan development and report writing etc
  • Manage a clinical caseload of more complex clients
  • Ensure all PBS practices and interventions are compliant with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards, NDIS Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support Rules 2018, Services Agreement and ESA’s Code of Conduct
  • Maintain a strong clinical knowledge to ensure quality of service levels are upheld.
  • Identify and implement intervention approaches and strategies that are evidence based, holistic, client-centred and outcome driven.
  • Utilise and provide a range of assessment tools & techniques
  • Support clients and other stakeholders to develop and review support PBS documentation
  • Approach risk in a positive way to achieve quality of life outcomes, whilst ensuring that safeguards are in place to maximise the rights of people and protect the most vulnerable
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and clinical audits to be able to contribute to the growth of the team while maintaining clinical standards
  • Work with Regional Manager to develop community relationships and service promotion

Selection criteria

  • Have a tertiary degree that is OT, SP, SW, Psychologist, BCBA Registered, Developmental Educator or eligible for registration with AHPRA or other relevant body
  • Proficient or Advanced PBS Practitioner with at least three years’ experience working with people with a disability and their families
  • Have delivered PBS services under NDIS and submitted interim, comprehensive and progress reports
  • Supervision experience working with coaching and supervision strategies
  • Have previous experience working in an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in person and family centred practice
  • Significant experience in planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating a range of clinical interventions relevant to people with a disability
  • The ability to develop and deliver therapy based programs and assessments
  • Thorough understanding of Restrictive Practices and experience training other practitioners

About Early Start Australia

Early Start Australia is working towards a brighter future for all Australians. Providing allied health therapy services at over 45 clinics throughout Australia, our clinics are well connected so our clinicians can learn from experts across the country.

Our team of Allied Health professionals, including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists, offer therapies to support all ages, needs and abilities with a strong focus on care for children.

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity, and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

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