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Lead Practitioner Behaviour Support

Autism SA
  • Security of a full time permanent position
  • Be part of a valued and professional team with the ability to positively impact team culture
  • Significant employee benefits are available under Autism SA’s Enterprise Agreement and salary packaging options

About our dynamic organisation

Autism SA has a strong and rich history of being a recognised leader in providing specialised services to individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and the broader community. We strongly believe in a person-centred approach which puts the individual at the forefront of everything we do. With the opportunities created by the NDIS, which is the biggest social reform for the disability sector, Autism SA is further embracing the opportunity for new, different and innovative ways of providing responsive and adaptable services.

Your Lead Practitioner Behaviour Support role

Reporting to the Operations Manager PBSC/SIP, the position will be responsible for guiding and supervising the implementation of behaviour support services including the development of Positive Behaviour Support Plans which may include restrictive practices.

Some of the key responsibilities working for Autism SA as a Lead Practitioner Behaviour Support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Deliver a high quality service for individuals in line with the “United Nation Convention on the Rights of People with Disability”, relevant legislation and Government Policy and according to the principles of the Disability Services Act
  • Monitor and coach for individual and team outcomes/achievement/performance
  • Supervise and support the behaviour support team to undertake appropriate assessments during the development of positive behaviour support plans
  • Ensure the use of evidence-based tools and strategies
  • Lead and facilitate group and individual supervision
  • Engage with external stakeholders to further develop organisational practice

What you'll need to succeed

  • Recognised qualification in Psychology or Developmental Education with registration or membership of the relevant Australian professional association, e.g. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA)
  • Competencies and/or ability to register as an Advanced or Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner under the NDIA PBS Capability Framework

Appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

When submitting your application, please attach your cover letter and resume and complete your work history & education information on the application page. You will also need to answer the shortlisting and personality questions for your application to be considered. You are welcome to include any certificates or licences in the education section to assist us in assessing your suitability for this role.

Autism SA is committed to improving and sustaining employment outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Helen Graham, Operations Manager PBSC/SIP, via email hgraham@autismsa.org.au, using the subject line: Lead Practitioner Behaviour Support enquiry via EthicalJobs.

This is the perfect opportunity to join a supportive team environment where the organisation rewards its employees by providing great, flexible working conditions.


No recruitment agencies please

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