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Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioners x2 - Advanced / Psychologist

  • Location: North (Broadmeadows) Regions
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent - Full time / Part Time - Two (2) vacancies
  • Job reference: 494386
  • Salary Range: $98,919.59 – $125,490.51 (depends on experience)

Are you an experienced and compassionate psychologist ready to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities?

As a Specialist Behavioural Support Practitioner – Advanced / Registered Psychologist, you will be a pivotal part of our team, utilising the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach to empower individuals with disabilities to improve their quality of life and reduce the frequency and severity of behaviours of concern. This role combines advanced psychological expertise with a deep commitment to human rights and evidence-based practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Clinical Case Management: Manage a complex clinical case load within your scope of practice while meeting clinical Key Performance Indicators.
  • Service Delivery: Deliver a minimum of 25 service hours per week (full-time equivalent), inclusive of providing supervision to team members.
  • Advanced Psychological Expertise: Conduct psychological assessments (e.g., risk assessment, cognitive assessment, ADHD/ASD assessment, mental health assessment, personality assessment) and deliver evidence-based psychological counselling as part of the Yooralla Psychology Clinic.
  • Behavioural Support: Apply PBS concepts and models of practice complementary to PBS, shaping strategic thinking in Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Plan Development and Implementation: Develop Interim Behaviour Support Plans and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans based on Functional Behaviour Assessments to improve individuals' quality of life.
  • Supervision and Leadership: Provide direct supervision to NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners at all other levels and shape practice leadership across settings and interactions with stakeholders.
  • Continuous Improvement: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Behaviour Support Plans, including the reduction of restrictive practices, and recommend regulated restrictive practices as required.
  • Professional Development: Participate in ongoing professional development to enhance your skills and knowledge in delivering consistent, safe, and high-quality psychological and behaviour support services.

Mandatory Requirements

To be successful in this role you’ll share Yooralla’s values and have:

  • Current National Police Record Check
  • International Police Check (if required)
  • Working with Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Current driver's license valid in Australia
  • Post-graduate tertiary qualification in Psychology
  • Full registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Registration as an Advanced Practitioner under the NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework
  • Previous experience working as a Proficient/Advanced Practitioner under the NDIS Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Capability Framework
  • Up-to-date Immunisation History
  • Access to your vehicle with employment-related travel reimbursement provided (Travel is an expectation of the position)

Professional Experience (Desirable)

  • Previous experience working in a disability-related field (e.g., disability support work, support coordination, disability advocacy)
  • Lived experience of disability

About You

You are a compassionate and dedicated professional with a genuine interest in supporting individuals with disabilities. Your exceptional interpersonal skills, both in verbal and written communication, enable you to lead, motivate, and engage people while fostering their growth. You empower individuals to exercise choice and control, recognising the vital role of family, friends, carers, and community supports. You view individuals with disabilities as equal partners in the therapeutic relationship, embodying compassion, empathy, and respect in all interactions.

Sound like you? Hit Apply!

Click the "Apply Now" button. To find out more about this role or working with Yooralla, please contact Nada Grbec on 0499 472 346 or [email protected] using the subject line: Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioners x2 - Advanced / Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Why Yooralla?

At Yooralla, you’ll work at Victoria’s most established and recognised for purpose disability service provider with more than 100 years of experience offering high quality support services to people with disability. We work in partnership with adults and children, their families and carers to enable them to live the lives they choose. Find out more about what we do.

We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage people with disability, LGBTQIA+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands People to apply.

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