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Behaviour Support Practitioner - Hobart

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Permanent, full or part time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 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

As a Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will be responsible for assessing, designing, evaluating and monitoring behaviour support plans and interventions for individuals accessing Life Without Barriers Disability programs.

We are seeking to consider candidates from a range of allied health professions including Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavioural Analysis and/or candidates with demonstrated experience in Behaviour Support assessment, development and implementation.

These newly created opportunities will be offered on a flexible full or part time basis, based in Hobart.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical knowledge, expertise and support to clients in range of Life Without Barriers Disability programs.
  • Complete assessments (including data collection and analysis) of risk and behaviours of concern.
  • Develop, deliver and monitor interventions and strategies for the management of behaviours exhibited by people with disability.
  • Work within the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission requirements, the NDIA terms of business and any State Based Restricted Practice Authorisation requirements.
  • Provide training and support to staff, teachers, parents and other relevant stakeholders in therapeutic interventions, behaviour support plans, restricted practices, risk and safety plans.
  • Collaborate with all relevant stakeholders (including family, staff, teachers and other health professionals) in order to ensure best outcomes for the clients

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in allied health professions such as Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or equivalent experience that meets the requirements of the NDIS
  • Registration with AHPRA or relevant professional body will be highly regarded, however is not essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of behaviour support services to individuals with a range of disabilities, complex support needs and/or trauma. This includes the provision of positive behaviour support approaches and the use of authorised Restrictive Practices
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience working in a billable hours environment such as the NDIS
  • Experience working in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and/or a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches
  • Ability to provide a service based on the individuals NDIS plan, goals and funding allocation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Behaviour Support Practitioner - Hobart enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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