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Behaviour Support Practitioner / Provisional Psychologist - Ballarat

  • Full-time
  • Ballarat, VIC

At Aruma, we support people with disabilities to live great lives. It's the reason we exist - after all, why should anyone have to settle for anything less? And to make this a reality, we rely on the skill and commitment of our Aruma team.

About You

You are someone with a strong commitment to human rights and person-centred approaches. You will be passionate about supporting people to live the life they choose. You are familiar with psychosocial, developmental or physical disability through your work or lived experience. You will be an excellent team member and communicator, and able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a holistic approach to high quality positive behaviour supports.

About the Role

We are excited to be building our capacity to provide specialist behaviour support to NDIS customers across our Ballarat, Vic area of operation. As our new Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will provide specialist behaviour support services to NDIS customers and their support teams across the lifespan.

Be part of this dedicated, collaborative organisation and make a difference! We offer the benefits of flexibility, ongoing supervision and professional development opportunities (including an in-house training program), a competitive salary and the option of salary packaging. This is a great opportunity for a provisional psychologist looking for a 5+1 or 4+2 pathway!

What success looks like

  • Assist customers, their families and support teams to identify their needs through assessment and individual planning, to develop meaningful goals and practical strategies to support customers to meet their goals in their home and community
  • Work in a multi/trans-disciplinary model with a range of allied health professionals to provide a holistic and integrated approach to supports
  • Develop and implement individually designed Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Support customers, their families and care teams to understand the function of complex behaviours
  • Provide training, consultation and skill building to customers, their families and care teams
  • Provide clinical knowledge, training, expertise and support to individuals, families and support staff

What you'll need to be successful in this role

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Psychology, Allied Health, Social Sciences or Disability
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in the delivery of supports to people with complex behaviour support needs
  • A knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Positive Behaviour Support approaches, including functional behaviour assessment, development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • An understanding of (or willingness to learn) relevant policy and legislation relating to Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices at a National and State/Territory level
  • Familiarity with psychosocial, developmental or physical disability through your work or lived experience
  • Previous experience in behaviour analysis and writing behaviour support plans
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and time management ability
  • Current driver's licence and a willingness to drive
  • Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

So, who is Aruma?

We're glad you asked! Aruma is a new name in disability services, but we're definitely not the new kids on the block. You might remember us as House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation, two great organisations, with over 100 years of combined experience, who came together in 2018. Find out more about us at aruma.com.au

To be part of the Aruma journey apply now with a cover letter addressing the above criteria and your resume.

Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered. Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment checks. We will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

Aruma is a Child Safe Organisation and an EEO Employer.

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