Behaviour Support Practitioner Jobs and Careers

Looking for a great work/life balance, diversity of caseload and a rewarding career? Our Specialist Behaviour Support team may be the fit for you.

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Become a Specialist Behaviour Support (SBS) Practitioner at Yooralla

As a Specialist Behaviour Support (SBS) Practitioner with Yooralla, you will work collaboratively to enhance the quality of life for people with disability of all ages. Your work will aim to decrease the frequency and severity of behaviours of concern while empowering individuals to thrive and meet their goals.

You will achieve this through using:

  • a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach
  • complementary evidence-informed practices including human-rights focused, environmental enrichment, person-centred active support, trauma informed practices, and reflective practice
  • working collaboratively with the person and their supports and build on the person’s strengths
  • supporting the development of positive relationships, communication skills, and coping skills
  • undertake collaborative assessments including functional behaviour assessments determining the reasons for a behaviour of concern and provide targeted strategies that support the person to decrease their reliance on that behaviour to have their needs met
  • develop interim behaviour support plans and create evidence-informed, proactive comprehensive behaviour support plans
  • implement and monitor these plans
  • adapt strategies to different environments and training support systems
  • evaluate the effectiveness of plans against measurable outcomes including quality of life and reductions in any restrictive practices that may be in place.

A behaviour support role with Yooralla will suit a Behaviour Support Practitioner who is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.

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Ready to apply?

We have a range of behaviour support roles that may be what you’re looking for. Find a role where you can use evidence-based behaviour support practice to support children, teens, young adults, and adults with disability to achieve their goals.

What our behaviour support practitioners receive

  • a competitive and attractive salary with salary packaging (tax) benefits
  •  working in an experienced, collaborative and supportive multidisciplinary team of Allied Health professionals
  • continuous professional development and communities of practice to expand your skills and knowledge
  • you will engage in NDIS Specialist Behaviour Support supervision provided by Yooralla meeting the PBS Capability requirements
  • depending on your level of experience, you may provide supervision to less experienced Behaviour Support Practitioners.
  •  administration and logistical support, so you can focus on your clinical work
  • diversity of caseload and working in a person-centred practice model
  • flexible, permanent roles where you can choose to be full-time or part-time.

What we're looking for

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Interest, or experience, in working with people with disability
  • Previous experience as a Core/Proficient Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner under the NDIS Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Capability Framework
  • Registration (or eligibility for registration) as a Core or Proficient Practitioner under the NDIS PBS Capability Framework
  • Proven experience in working with children, teens, young adults and/or adults or an ability to work with others
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated clinical capability and analytical skills
  • A team player, with experience with working in a transdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy, applied behaviour analysis, disability, health)
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) for psychologists and occupational therapists.

Working with us as a Behaviour Support Practitioner

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.

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Our workplace culture

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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Apply now for a rewarding career in Behaviour Support

Looking for a great work/life balance, diversity of caseload and a rewarding career? Our SBS team may be the fit for you.

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