Positive Behaviour Support Pracitioner

11th June, 2024

About the Role

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner to join our team.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality, personalised behaviour support to individuals with diverse diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, intellectual and psychological disabilities, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.

Reporting directly to the Manager with support of the Team Leader, the candidate will provide a combination of community, clinic, and telehealth-based services to NDIS participants of various age groups.

Key responsibilities

  • Engage and collaborate with relevant stakeholders, prioritize clients’ unique needs, and provide accurate, timely and high-quality support to achieve positive and optimal outcomes.
  • Conduct and document regular functional behaviour assessments and provide regular feedback to stakeholders about progress.
  • Use the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission portal to manage plan requirements.
  • Review and work to reduce restrictive practices in line with NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission guidelines.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate positive behaviour support plans with strategies and interventions and provide training, clinical advice, and coaching to staff to support clients in achieving personal goals and positive outcomes.
  • Fulfill administrative requirements, including record keeping, billing, and invoicing.

About you

  • Understand SA Restrictive Practices Scheme and SACAT requirements.
  • Adhere to NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including report preparation.
  • Work with individuals, families, and support services, maintain accurate records and reports, prioritise work and meet legislative timeframes.
  • Utilize data tools for behavioural analysis and functional assessments and develop, implement, and review Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Ability to work and travel across different Barkuma sites.
  • Work rights for Australia.
  • Should have taken 3 COVID vaccines.
  • Ability to work after hours and weekend work as required.
  • Valid drivers’ license (essential).

Qualifications, Certification

Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualifications related to Positive Behaviour Support E.g. Psychology, Social Work, Developmental Educator, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or relevant field as deemed by the NDIS Quality and Safety Commission. Full registration with the relevant membership body (AHPRA, SPA, DEAI or AASW) and meet the requirements of membership.

Registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as a Behaviour Support Practitioner.

NDIS worker screening check, Aged Care employment and Working with Children’s clearance along with Child Safe Environments will be required as part of ongoing employment.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and values-driven work environment.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • Focus on professional development and regular supervision by senior PBS Practitioners
  • 5 weeks of annual leave
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Flexible working arrangements which may include full-time or part-time, hours

This position will be based at our Hindmarsh office.  Parking is available.

As an organisation we take the responsibility to protect vulnerable adults very seriously and all staffs recruited to work in those areas are required to sign off on and work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks including appropriate security clearance/s.

We encourage diversity and inclusion.

Barkuma is passionate about diversity and is committed to being an equal employment opportunity employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.

Are you ready to apply?

Kindly apply via seek https://www.seek.com.au/barkuma-jobs

Please carefully review and answer all screening questions. You will need to submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your abilities to undertake the key responsibilities of the role on Seek portal.

Please note that we commence shortlisting candidates as soon as possible and as such early submission of your application is encouraged to ensure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

With respect, no recruitment agencies, please. Candidates must have work rights in Australia.  Barkuma is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications will close on 20th June 2024

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