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Behaviour Support Practitioner

Sunshine Kids Musha Vana - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Rewarding career with a start-up NFP
  • Work alongside and empower people with disability to realise their goals
  • Company phone and laptop to support flexible working and work/life balance
  • Work close to home in Darwin city
  • Ongoing training, team support and professional development


SKMV is a not-for-profit children’s charity committed to projects that support the most rural regions of Africa in the development of education, family advocacy and sustainable living. Alongside this, we are a provider of supports to the disability community in Australia with particular focus on Melbourne and Darwin.

Our initiatives across both charity and respite arms of the business aim to serve the vision that every person deserves a prosperous life, no matter their age or circumstance, and we are looking for someone like you to help us deliver exceptional value toward this mission.

At SKMV, we work closely with clients, their families and support network, to develop functional behaviour assessments and behaviour support plans that can be followed to ensure a reduction of behaviours of concern, a reduction of restrictive practices, and improvement of quality of life.


We are looking for an engaging and experienced Behaviour Support Practitioner (BSP) to join our rapidly growing team in Darwin.

This is a unique opportunity to progress your BSP Career. As a Senior Clinician, not only do you have your own small caseload, providing both assessments and therapeutic interventions to a variety of people of varying ages and abilities, you will also assist in the clinical support of graduate and junior clinicians across a range of areas. In collaboration with your supportive multidisciplinary team, you will be working with clients and their families and caregivers, many of whom have NDIS funding, both in the community setting and in our clinic spaces.

At SKMV, no two days are the same, though a typical week as a Senior BSP may involve:

  • Working with clients with a range of presenting needs including complex care, intellectual disabilities, communication difficulties, mental health and behaviours of concern
  • Providing high quality specialist care to clients in order to optimise and improve their health outcomes and psychological wellbeing
  • Undertaking comprehensive functional behaviour assessments
  • Assisting people in the understanding and adjustments of attitudes, expectations and behaviour
  • Developing individualised, client-centred behaviour support plan recommendations, and working within a multidisciplinary team to implement such recommendations
  • Reviewing comprehensive behaviour support plans
  • Training and supporting colleagues, providers and families to implement behaviour support plans and related strategies
  • Promoting provider, family and other caregiver involvement through individual and group caregiver and provider training
  • Understanding of restrictive practices and the role of the Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Providing consultation and supervision to core PBS practitioners working with participants with complex needs
  • Ensuring SKMV's services maintain best practice and develop the tools to provide positive outcomes for participants
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain clinical standards of recordkeeping and reviewing of clinical work


We are a movement, and this is a career, not just a job. If you meet the below criteria, we would love to speak with you:

  • You have 3+ years’ experience in the area of Positive Behaviour Support and demonstrated experience with positive behaviour support practices and conducting functional behaviour assessments
  • You have undergraduate qualifications in Allied Health, Counselling, Psychology or related discipline
  • You have postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline (highly advantageous)
  • You understand relevant policy and legislation relating to Positive Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices
  • You want to be a part of something bigger
  • You are relatable, adaptable, professional and a strong communicator
  • You have 12 months’ + experience working with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or other disabilities who engage in severely challenging behaviours of concern
  • You have a strong understanding of the healthcare industry. Prior experience with NDIS is highly desirable
  • You have your own car and a valid driver's licence
  • You are able to provide evidence of: WWC, Police Check, DWES Check
  • Registered with AHPRA


If you like what you see and dream of making this world a better place for present and future generations, join us now by submitting your cover letter and resume. Please complete the questions and tests at the end of the application. Only completed applications will be considered.

Job Types: Casual, Subcontract

Salary: From $40.00 per hour


  • On call
  • Shift work


  • positive behaviour support: 3 years (Required)


  • Working with Children Check (Required)
  • Police Check (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No