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Developmental Educator


Are you a passionate, caring and dedicated Developmental Educator who is focused on making a difference in client care? If so, we are keen to hear from you.

We are a value-based organisation: we work with heart, to create opportunity, operating with respect, to build a community, inspired by empathy.  These values run through the core of each decision for each person we support.

Minda Assist Therapy (MAT) is a multi-disciplinary team that provides professional assessment and support for people with disability who receive a service or are supported by Minda.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Developmental Educator to join our dynamic and growing team!

The Developmental Educator provides quality, person centred, specialised professional services to people with disabilities via integrated planning and direct individual support. This role is part of the Minda ASSIST Therapy (MAT) team, comprising of Developmental Educators and multi-disciplinary Allied Health experts that deliver professional assessment and support for people with a disability who are supported by Minda.

What’s in it for you?

  • Working for an essential service with job security
  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging and additional benefits
  • Career development opportunities
  • A sense of value and purpose whilst significantly impacting the lives of the people we support
  • A supportive, highly skilled and collaborative team environment
  • Flexibility including work life balance
  • On-site Gym, car parking and café facilities
  • Company car fleet for community visit

 Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide direct assistance to individuals and their families to assess clients’ needs and develop creative strategies to address client need and family support.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all allocated referrals and be able to work within a multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary framework.
  • Develop and implement positive behaviour support plans using informal and formal techniques that are compliant with the requirements of the NDIS Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support Rules 2018.
  • Work with families, allied health staff, and community members to enhance the choice, social civic and community participation and quality of life for Minda’s clients.  
  • Demonstrate interviewing techniques and assessment skills to highlight and support client needs.
  • Develop appropriate strategies and resources that promote and support our clients to build capacity in independent living skills and emotional/social/behavioural awareness.

Key skills, knowledge and attributes:

  • Experience working in a NDIS Environment
  • Experience in providing direct assistance to individuals with complex needs including assessment of client needs, the coordination of supports and the provision of family support.
  • Previous industry experience working in organisations who support people with a disability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the complex support issues for people with secondary disabilities (physical, sensory and psychiatric)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of behaviour support plans and least restrictive practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ages and stage of human development across the lifespan as well as physical, cognitive, and social growth issues related to human development.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating developmental programs with an emphasis on functional skill enhancement.
  • Knowledge to promote active support and a personal centred approach when supporting people with a disability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt communication style to specific needs of individuals or groups - high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Highly developed coaching and mentoring skills.

 Essential requirements of the role:

  • A Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education or equivalent degree.
  • Current member of the DEAI (Developmental Educators Australia Incorporated)
  • Eligibility to be registered as a NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner
  • DHS Disability Services Employment Screening clearance and Working with Children Check
  • SA Drivers Licence

We are looking for someone who is aligned with our values and is driven to make a positive difference for the people we support. If that sounds like you and you meet the criteria set out above, we would like to hear from you.

How to apply:

To apply select the ‘apply’ button below and you will be redirected to our website where you will then be able view a detailed position description and commence your application.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Cheryl Loh on (08) 8422 6534 or cheryl.loh@minda.asn.au, using the subject line: Developmental Educator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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