Nulsen Therapy specialises in providing allied health services and positive behaviour support to people with complex/multiple disabilities including those with behaviours of concern.
Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner
Full time Permanent
What drives you? What makes you get up each morning and love your work? If it’s using your skills and passions to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, then get in touch with Nulsen.
Nulsen supports both children and adults with complex disabilities in a range of areas including accommodation, therapy services, nursing services, and positive behavior support. We are one of Western Australia’s leaders in the disability field and we have a job for a dedicated Positive Behavior Support Practitioner.
The Positive Behavior Support Practitioner is responsible for implementing evidence based high quality positive behaviour support and intervention services to Nulsen services users as part of our comprehensive individualised support model. The role involves partnering with health services staff, support staff and families to ensure effective implementation of Nulsen’s positive behaviour support framework to enhance the quality of life of people with a disability and their families. The officer contributes broad professional skills and knowledge in the area of positive behaviour support, along with discipline specific expertise to encourage positive outcomes for individuals and families.
Some of your duties will include:
- Works collaboratively with Nulsen support and therapy staff to develop environments that support each individual to achieve a quality of life that reflects and enhances their choice and control.
- Utilises expertise to engage with support staff and caregivers to develop a shared understanding of the reasons for behaviours of concern.
- Uses a range of approaches, resources, tools and assessments to provide expert opinion and be responsive to unique situations in order to inform problem solving and creative solutions to address individual needs.
- Partners with staff to provide support to residents and service users using a positive behaviour support approach to all aspects of service delivery, including providing training and coaching where appropriate.
- Provides targeted individual positive behaviour support that complements organisational PBS approaches, in partnership with key Nulsen staff, families and other stakeholders.
- Contributes to the reporting standards for the National Quality and Safeguarding Commission.
What you’ll need:
- Tertiary qualification in psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology or social work and;
- General registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist (minimum) , or
- Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist,
- Practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia, or
- Practising membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers,
- Advanced or expert practice level skills reflective of the NQ&S Commission’s capability framework for positive behaviour support.
- An Australian driver’s licence, Working with Children Card, First Aid Certificate (with 6 months’ validity) and a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (only through Nulsen’s preferred provider).
- Extensive knowledge and experience working with people who have a reputation for behaviours of concern that challenge providers, carers and the community.
- Excellent understanding of the principles and evidence based practice regarding the delivery of positive behaviour support approaches within diverse environments, including home and community.
- Experience in developing and delivering positive behaviour support training and education to non-clinical staff, service providers and families.
- Ability to work within a transdisciplinary model whilst managing and prioritising own workload to meet organisational deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including residents, families and medical providers.
- Demonstrated experience in complex problem solving, and the ability to think innovatively.
- Awareness and understanding of the National Standards for Disability Services and an in depth understanding of the rights, needs and requirements of people with a disability from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Demonstrated commitment to person centred approaches and contemporary principles of service delivery within a context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the National Quality and Safeguarding Commission.
What we give back:
Nulsen Therapy offers salary packaging and flexible working arrangements so you can fit work into your other commitments.
On top of this, we have a fantastic staff recognition program, everyday support from colleagues and team members and professional development opportunities to give you new skills to make a bigger difference in people’s lives.
If you have questions about the position, please call Executive Director, Nulsen Therapy, Susan Peden on 0437 443 043.
How to apply:
Please send through your CV and Covering letter, demonstrating that you meet the selection criteria to [email protected]
Applications close: 9am, Monday 9th September 2019
Please be advised we may proceed with interviews prior to the closing date.