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April

Social Worker / Behaviour Support Practitioner

Challenge Community Services - Maitland, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

About you

Our Therapeutic Services team is seeking a passionate, flexible and professional Behaviour Support Practitioner with therapeutic knowledge and experience for our growing practice. You will have qualifications in Social Work and a current registration or eligibility for registration with the Australian Social Work Association and ’ experience developing, writing and implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs)

The role

The role of a Behaviour Support Practitioner is to develop, implement and evaluate positive behaviour management plans including strategies and recommendations to support people with complex needs and behaviours of concern to achieve positive outcomes; with the aim of reducing and or eliminating restrictive practices.

You will provide information, guidance and training using evidence-based, person-centred approaches to support individuals to achieve their personal goals whilst maintaining choice and control. You will provide individual counselling and therapy across the lifespan.

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in OOHC/NDIS and or similar field or industry
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to work in Mental Health
  • Experience providing peer supervision to clinical team or other professionals
  • Medicare provider/registration number or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in Family Systems Therapy.
  • Strong group facilitation skills and/or training skills

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work and current registration or eligibility for registration with the Australian Social Work Association and ’ experience developing, writing and implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs)
  • Demonstrated experience and well developed skills in working effectively with children, young people or adults with a range of disability, Mental health and/ or complex behavioural needs
  • Ability to work as a team member to consult, and work with staff to support children, young people and adults who present with complex behaviours or behaviours of concern
  • Experience in providing training of behaviour management strategies, working closely with individuals, families, carers, guardians and others
  • Knowledge and or experience with a variety of cognitive, developmental and behavioural assessments
  • Current Australian Drivers licence.

Job Benefits

The successful applicant will have access to:

  • Competitive Rates of Pay and up to $15,900 tax free pay per fringe benefit year.
  • Professional development opportunities of minimum $2000 per year.
  • Negotiated extra leave of up to four (4) weeks
  • Flexible work arrangements and opportunities to work from home.
  • A Paid Day Off on your Birthday!
  • Free annual influenza (flu) shot.

How to apply

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Kylie Boyraz on 0408 620 881.

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter and resume 

To apply and view the Position Description please click on the 'apply now' button below or visit our website: www.challengecommunity.org.au

Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Closing Date: 18th April 2021

Maitland, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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