Occupational Therapist - Behaviour Support Practitioner Hallam

Everyday Independence

Flexible start dates and working hours along with competitive salary with generous vehicle options available

  • Work close to home with work life balance
  • Competitive Salary
  • People centred therapy approach - Love what you do
Everyday Independence supports people with a disability to live to their full potential and enjoy an everyday life. 

We offer Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Positive Behaviour Supports and Early Childhood Supports to build on what is working in a person’s life and create changes to areas that are not.
With over 20 teams located across Queensland, Victoria & New South Wales we are committed to building a workforce of therapists that can deliver high impact outcomes to people that make a real difference to their everyday lives and to the Australian community.

Your new role:
Occupational Therapist – Behaviour Support Practitioner
Employment Term: Full Time ongoing
Salary:  $70,000-$120,000 plus Super, plus generous vehicle options

Location: Hallam
We are seeking Occupational Therapists with an interest in Positive Behaviour supports to join our team.  You will be supported by enrolling in and completing our industry leading PBS training programme and ongoing development programme.  Our PBS therapists meet regularly to celebrate successes, unpack challenges and to learn.  We have also embedded well being and reflection days into our programme because we know that in order to deliver a world class service that learning development and the wellbeing of our practitioners must be prioritised.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a therapy approach for a person living with a disability and behaviours of concern. The approach involves working closely with the person with a disability and their supports to understand what maintains an individual's challenging behaviours and provides their supports with strategies to reducing and/or eliminating those behaviours to achieve quality of life outcomes. This is achieved through a person centered approach to specialised functional assessments, gathering and interpreting data to develop hypothesis for behaviours, research and consultation with the person's supports (formal and informal), written communication (comprehensive report), group training sessions and the development of treatment plans to support a person living with behaviours of concerns throughout their everyday lives, so they can live their best possible life. This can only be achieved through a systematic and evidence-based approach, facilitated by a person that is attuned, curious and committed to supporting all people to live their best life, without restriction.  
  • As a Behaviour Support Practitioner, you will work within your scope of practice to achieve the below outcomes: Undertaking comprehensive functional behavioural assessments and analysis of data to determine the participants quality of life trajectories and future potential.
  • Develop, plan and conduct therapy sessions within the participants in the social model – both face to face and online.
  • Build the capacity of the participant and supports to understand the function of the behaviour and implement agreed practice and reactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of behaviours occurring.
  • Work in a multi and interdisciplinary model with a range of allied health practitioners to provide holistic and integrated approach to supports.
  • Regularly evaluate progress and outcomes, using relevant measures, and discuss outcomes with the participant, families and/or their supports while celebrating the small wins
  • Prepare full, accurate and timely reports that will assist in future planning and recommendation strategies in line with the NDIS Behaviour Support (2018) Rules and Quality and Safeguards Commission.
  • Understanding of restrictive practices/interventions and the role of the behaviour support practitioners, implementing providers and service users in reducing and/or eliminating the need for restrictions.
  • Regular scheduled mentoring sessions both as a team and one to one
  • Weekly team meetings – Get to know the team and have your input
  • Identify the facilitators and barriers within a person's environment (attitudinal, social and physical) with meaningful and impactful goals which achieve the person’s quality of life objectives.
What is in in for you?
  • Ongoing professional development and learning led by our PBS Lead and Clinical excellence team
  • Registration with the NDIS Commission to provide specialist behaviour support services and to grow your experience overtime in line with the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework. Flexible working hours to ensure work life balance
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Generous vehicle options including kilometre reimbursement or fortnightly allowance or lease a vehicle for full private and professional use
  • Competitive salary based on experience ranging from
  • 8 week comprehensive induction program to the organisation and ongoing PBS training and development
  • Observation sessions, in person mentoring and group learning
  • Learn our working model and person-centred approach
  • Technology provided to help you succeed in your role - Laptop and phone provided
  • Work for a company that cares - We are proud winners of the Team Culture Award at the Australian Allied Health Awards for 2019.
  • Internal career opportunities - Access to Industry leading coaching, mentoring and career development pathways.
  • Over 20 locations to choose from
  • Make a difference in people’s lives
  • Work satisfaction – Love what you do and why you do it
What do you need to be successful?
  • Work well during times of escalation and can be responsive to others, reflective and display atonement.
  • Can capture movements of laughter and joy.
  • Subjective in nature and non-judgemental.
  • Creative mind to develop "out of the box strategies" to safely eliminate the need for restrictive practices.
  • Positive and effective self-regulatory skills of emotion and wellbeing (emotional intelligence).
  • Perseverance.
  • Have good habits and time management skills.
  • Professional demeanour with a positive attitude.
  • Can work efficiently and effective with time pressures.
  • Feel "comfortable with the uncomfortable".
  • Positive approach to conflict and risk.
  • Commitment to evidence-based practice and individualised learning.
  • Interpreting functional assessments and observations to understand a person and their current to future potential.  
  • High level observation skills and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a person-centred approach whilst following legislative processes.
  • High level of written communication skills and has a sense of urgency.
  • A lifespan perspective of a person, and creating a vision of a good life. Quality of life objectives (seeing a PBS plan in Horizons- not behaviours alone).
  • High level of verbal communication skills for liaison and training with multiple teams.
  • High level skills in the social model and person-centred practice/strengths based
What to do now:
Don’t wait apply now!
We invite you to find out more about Everyday Independence on our website
https://www.everydayind.com.au/join-our-team/current-opportunities/ or you can speak directly to our People and Culture Team on 1300 179 131 or email us at careers@everydayind.com.au
Everyday Independence embraces and values inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have any support or access needs, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We are committed to providing flexible ways of working for every role. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you.  
Everyday Independence is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with disabilities. We require all candidates to undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement including but not limited to; national criminal history check; international police check ( where candidates have worked overseas ) and holding or obtaining a Working with Children clearance / equivalent in accordance with State laws.

Please note: As a requirement from the Department of Human Services we ask for consent to raise a check on prospective employees to ensure they are not on the Disability Worker Exclusion List before offering employment.