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Allied Health Professional - Dandenong

Life Without Barriers
  • Permanent Full Time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

Provide high quality clinical services to clients in our Disability Programs as part of a professional multi-disciplinary team. This role would be based from our Dandenong office and is a permanent position. Ideally you would be registered as a Positive Behavioural Support Planning Practitioner. If you do not have this registration, we may be able to support the facilitation of this accreditation for the right candidate.

It is essential you would have experience in the Disability sector. Candidates currently working as Occupational Therapist or Psychologists would be favoured for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide assessments of clients' in our disability program including their cognitive and learning abilities, living skills, emotional and mental health status and behavioural profile
  • Develop and monitor intervention plans and strategies around challenging behaviours exhibited by people with a disability
  • Opportunity to deliver training to staff, Carers and Clients in group and individual settings on a range of relevant topics

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Social Work
  • Experience across Positive behaviour Support Plans would be advantageous
  • Current Registration with the relevant professional body or Psychology board of Australia covering your profession e.g. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience in writing and implementing behaviour support plans
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Understanding of the issues, services and legislation affecting the delivery of services for people with disabilities
  • High-level communication, influencing, liaison and negotiation skills, including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).  

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Excellent tax benefits and rostered days off
  • Fantastic career opportunity

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here.

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