- Award: Health Professionals and Support Services award 2010
WHO WE ARE:
With significant experience in the disability sector within government and community organisations, Rubix Support is passionate about supporting people with cognitive impairments to lead the life they want to live and to achieve their goals and aspirations. Rubix Support provide support to people aged between two years to sixty-five years old. We are a registered provider under the NDIS and provide services across three main areas - positive behaviour support, support coordination and lifestyle support. We are focused on evidence based best practise, a commitment to social justice with a human rights lens who are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for the people we support.
WHAT WE DO:
With significant experience in the disability sector within government and community organisations, Rubix Support is passionate about supporting people with cognitive impairments lead the life they want to live and to achieve their goals and aspirations. Rubix Support provide support to people aged between two years to sixty five years old. Building a strong reputation of achieving high quality outcomes for the people we support, and after consistent requests to provide occupational therapy as part of our service, several occupational therapist positions are now available in this exciting and growing service. We are focused on evidenced based best practise and are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for the people we support.
WHY WORK WITH US?
- When you join our team you become one of us! We are committed to your personal growth and provide you with significant, on-going support including training opportunities. Rubix Support do not hire people in subcontracting arrangements, just like the good old days, you will have job security! This means that you will never be asked to provide your own ABN number/insurance etc. You are covered by, and paid above industry award classifications and receive all standard entitlements such recreational and sick leave, travel allowance, and that all important 17.5% leave loading as you would expect.
- You will be part of a team that has significant experience supporting people with cognitive impairments. We are a team that strives on positive team culture, are always happy to support each other and who enjoy a good laugh.
- You are provided with all the necessary tools to complete your rewarding role including an Apple MacBook Pro and phone which provides you with the ability to work flexibly.
- Connection and support is really important for everyone who works with us which is why we have two offices where you can work from as well as the ability to work remotely.
- You are provided with extensive support throughout the week, not just at the fortnightly supervisions or monthly team meetings that occur.
- Our claimable hours of work each day is significantly below the industry standard
- Working with an established service that has significant experience within the positive behaviour support space not only provides you with vast opportunities for development but also ensures that the people you support will be given the best possible outcome.
AS A POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT PRACTITIONER YOU WILL:
- Conduct observations, collect data and work directly with an individual to understand why they are displaying behaviour that others find challenging
- Develop comprehensive functional behaviour assessments that are centred on an individual’s goals and aspirations
- Write reports that address the referral purpose in user-friendly formats
- Maintain documented evidence to demonstrate your process and support your recommendations
- Develop visual aids that are reflective of the support needs of the individual and the targeted audience
- Use your knowledge and skills to ensure that the individual’s goals are being achieved through advocacy and support
- Work closely with an individual’s family and support network
- Provide training to staff and families around positive behaviour support and assist in the implementation of this practice
- Communicate professionally and be responsive when working with external providers within complex care teams
- Be able to work independently in remote settings but maintain contact
- Have strong administrative and record keeping skills, ensuring adherence to privacy and confidentially legislation
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Registered occupational therapist, social worker, speech pathologist or developmental educator (with current membership with Developmental Educators Australia Inc), teacher or other health care professional with experience supporting people with a disability who may present with behaviours that challenge
- Excellent report writing skills in behaviour support strategies and assessments
- Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of the support needs of people with disability across home and community settings
- Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with participants, their families, community agencies and other professionals
- A focus on supporting someone to increase their quality of life through self-determination and person-centred thinking
- Able to adapt to changing needs and prioritise tasks in an efficient manner
- Ability to work independently
- Have a valid driver’s license and a willingness to use your own vehicle for travel
Rubix Support operates a stringent safety screening procedure for all preferred candidates including:
- An identity check,
- A satisfactory national and international (where applicable) police check,
- A current Working with Children's Check,
- A cleared Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) check and two professional references.
For further information regarding this role, please contact Niall Hewitt (Director - Positive Behaviour Support) on 0438 844 449. Interviews will occur throughout the advertised period.
A Position Description is attached.