Behaviour Therapist

Industry:

Aged & Disability Support


Location:

Adelaide SA


Salary Package:

$100 plus benefits


Short Description:

Dynamic company with a genuine approach to making a difference


Created:

25/08/2020


  • We offer more than hope!
  • Positive Approach
  • Inspiring Founder

We are thrilled to partnering with a NDIS registered provider that provides Specialist Support coordination, Behaviour Therapy and some Therapy services. It strives to provide opportunity for people to enjoy a meaningful life by strengthening participant's self-identity, independence and vision of the future.
Position Summary
The Behaviour Therapist will assist clients to build their capacity by using the Positive Behaviour Support framework. Behaviour therapists take responsibility for the timely provision of advice and assistance and build long term effective working relationships. Key communications include: staff, customers, Service Managers, Support Coordinators, Managers, Regional General Managers and shared services teams, customers, families, networks/other specialists in field, NDIA, Local Area Coordinators, Support Coordinators, government agencies and other relevant agencies.

Reporting to the MD key responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate behaviour supports relating to the individual's needs in line with relevant legislative and ethical requirements.
  • Plan, implement and review training and support plans for customers, support staff, families and carers in positive behaviour support and specialist topics as required.
  • Write high level reports in a timely manner in line within legislative requirements
  • Develop and implement individually designed customer related support plans within specified timeframes.
  • Support clients to build their capacity, resilience and networks with the aim of greater choice and control and independence in managing their personal choices
  • Resolve any crisis situations, ensuring that the client's best interests and resilience are supported.
  • Supervise and train assistants, students and less experienced staff when assigned, ensuring the maintenance of professional, clinical, ethical and WHS standards.
  • Be able to achieve 5 billable hours per day

Demonstrated key Competencies/Experience/Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of disability sector, regional mental health and allied health providers
  • Sound understanding of the causes of stigma and barriers faced by those with disability
  • Sound understanding of the causes of stigma and barriers faced by those with disability
  • Working knowledge of the service support providers including mainstream, community based, and specialist •
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of dual diagnoses, including alcohol and other drugs, ABI, physical and intellectual disability
  • Good practical and theoretical knowledge of working with people with disabilities as well as understanding issues along with complex and multiple care needs, including the ability to undertake risk assessments and provide plans to mitigate risk.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the area of planning, implementing, reviewing and evaluating effective service plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a client focussed environment to build client capacity and provide choice and control to manage their service plans
  • Demonstrated ability to case manage several complex cases concurrently, with an emphasis on client life goals
  • Possession of good knowledge of local service providers, both specialist and mainstream, and the ability to search and source services to meet participant goals
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member, including demonstration of a high level of professional and ethical behaviour within an organisational setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and with flexibility including managing competing priorities, using initiative to problem solve and manage own workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, measure and report on outcomes
  • Understanding of the NDIS Price Guide and flexibility within budgets
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (degree) with a minimum of 3+ years relevant experience, case management/support coordination/disability industry preferred.
  • Current South Australia Driver's License and ability to undertake travel in country areas as required
  • Current First Aid and CPR credential desirable but not essential.
  • Membership with AASW, APHRA or similar as required under the NDIS practice standards

Satisfactory re-employment checks are required including National Police Check, DCSI checks including working with Children Check and Qualification check.
This position attracts an excellent salary package and generous benefits.