• 29-Jun-2018 to 28-Jul-2018 (AEST)
  • Frenchs Forest, AUS
  • Full Time

Salary Packaging & Staff benefits

Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Do you have a strong background in clinical services?
  • Are you seeking job variety, challenge and professional development?
  • Are you looking for a role that makes a real difference in people's lives?

Frenchs Forest location


This exciting opportunity is for a person who wants to make a real difference in supporting people with disability, at a time of unprecedented change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Sunnyfield is known as one of the largest, most progressive & innovative disability service providers in NSW. We have a proud history of providing support services in the community, at home, in accommodation and in social enterprises.

Our vision is 'Excellence in supporting people with intellectual disabilities'. Our Mission is to 'Enrich the lives of people with intellectual disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life'.


The Opportunity

The position of Behaviour Support Practitioner/Psychologist is responsible for providing high quality leadership and support in the implementation of positive behaviour support for children, young people and adults presenting with behaviours of concern. 


Responsibilities include:

  • To provide positive behaviour support on a day to day basis in line with Sunnyfield's Behaviour Support Service operating guidelines;
  • To ensure positive behaviour support services are delivered on a best-practice basis;
  • To make daily operational recommendations and decisions as required;
  • Ensure the Senior Manager, Clinical Services is well informed as to the status and outcomes of services as required;
  • Collect and collate information for regular reports as required;
  • Investigate, develop, implement and evaluate best-practice in positive behaviour support operations and outcomes;
  • Seek evaluation and feedback from families, staff and clients;
  • Provide appropriate outcome measures for positive behaviour support outcomes;
  • Provide operating guidelines to key stakeholders;


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Clinical Services, the successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Special Education.
  • Successful experience working with and supporting people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours;
  • Current knowledge and experience in assessment, planning and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support for people with a disability.
  • Experience and training in implementing Positive Behaviour Support and / or Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • Experience leading significant initiatives relevant to the discipline of behaviour support (e.g. design and delivery of training packages, service system reviews).
  • Experience providing parent and staff training.
  • Experience working collaboratively with parents/carers.
  • Awareness of relevant service providers across government & not-for-profit sectors.
  • Awareness of NDIS funding.
  • Excellent communication and independent work skills.
  • Current driver's licence.


What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to make a difference, supporting Sunnyfield to transition to the NDIS.
  • Competitive salary packaging.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Career progression.


To be considered for this opportunity, please send your application Letter and Resume and hit the 'Apply" button now!



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