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Behaviour Therapist

HR SUCCESS - Penrith, NSW

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Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Part time role, 3 days per week

"As parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we understand the combination of frustration, grief and joy felt by every parent of a child with special needs, especially when it comes to accessing intervention services for our children. There are very few services that cater specifically for children with ASD." (Luke Priddis)

At the Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF) Centre for Autism, we believe in providing and promoting awareness, understanding and support for people and their families with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs. We aim to deliver a range of complimentary health, welfare, therapeutic and educational services within a safe and respecting environment. The LPF Centre for Autism paves the way to lifelong individualised therapies and support delivered with compassion and purpose.

Due to the significant growth of our practice, we are seeking a Behaviour Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team (which includes Psychology, Speech and Occupational Therapy) on a part time basis.

About the role:

The role of Behaviour Support Practitioner is to provide person-centred support to clients and their families to help reduce the clients challenging behaviours and develop their skill base to assist them reach their potential. The Behaviour Support Practitioner will be responsible for:

  • Delivering intervention, both face to face and via Telehealth during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Providing evidence-based assessment and behaviour support plans and intervention to children, adolescents and young adults across home, school and community settings (as required).
  • Educating and support parents, carers, families and teachers in how to encourage skill building and guide development in order for each individual to reach their full potential.
  • Assisting community members and other professionals to understand and promote strengths of individuals on the spectrum.

To be successful in this position, you will:

  • have a relevant degree in the disciplines of Psychology/Human Services, supported by relevant work experience in the field.
  • have completed behaviour support practitioner assessment against the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework. (NDIS website)
  • be highly motivated and passionate about supporting children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • have an understanding of a variety of therapeutic approaches for mental health and developmental disorders, and experience in formulating, delivering and evaluating behaviour intervention plans.
  • have experience in completing functional behaviour assessments
  • be able to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills
  • have the ability to manage a busy caseload, prioritise work, and remain calm and collected under stressful situations, such as crisis intervention
  • possess a current NDIS Worker Check, along with a current NSW Working With Children check and police clearance for paid employment
  • have a current valid NSW driver's licence and use of own vehicle

What we offer:

A competitive salary package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience, along with the opportunity for further professional development. You’ll be working as part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplined team, with a varied caseload, utilising state of the art resources and administrative support.

To apply:

Please apply via the link below, attaching your resume and cover letter including a brief outline on how you meet the required skills, experience and qualifications to perform the key responsibilities, including areas you might require training.