• 27-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018 (AEST)
  • Frenchs Forest, AUS
  • Full Time

Salary Packaging Benefits

Senior 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?

 Based from Frenchs Forest

This exciting opportunity is for a person who wants to make a real difference in supporting people with and without a 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 Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner 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 professional Positive Behaviour Support services including assessment and intervention to children, young people, adult and ageing clients, with and without a disability, their family and/or carers within a person-centred, strengths based approach.
  • To provide clinical leadership and mentoring to junior Behaviour Support Practitioners as directed by the Senior Manager, Clinical Services.
  • To assist and chair Sunnyfield's Restricted Practices Authorisation Panel.
  • Design and deliver specific internal or external training relevant to positive behaviour support.
  • Support the Manager, Clinical Services in developing and improving practices and procedures of the Clinical Services Team.
  • Facilitate a Community of Practice among Behaviour Support clinicians and implementers within the Clinical Services Team to support evidence based best practice.
  • Collaborate with external psychologists and other behaviour support consultants.
  • 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;
  • Liaise and interact with relevant stakeholders;
  • Seek evaluation and feedback from families, staff and clients;
  • Provide operating guidelines to key stakeholders;
  • Comply with Sunnyfield's policies and procedures, in particular the Code of Conduct and Safe Home Visiting   


Reporting to the PracticeManager, 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;
  • Experience in working with complex cases that may include behaviours related to Self-Injury, Mental Health, Aggressive behaviour, Sexual offending behaviour and Criminal behaviour.
  • Experience and extensive knowledge in relation to the use, authorisation and consent requirements of restricted practices.
  • 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.
  • Experience working within a team setting.
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Awareness of relevant service providers across government & not-for-profit sectors.
  • Awareness of ADHC/NDIA standards for service provision
  • 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 exciting opportunity, please attach your Resume and Cover Letter and hit the 'Apply' button now!

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