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Behaviour Support

We are looking for a Behaviour Support Practitioner to join the team at Early Links.

Early Links is an Early Intervention and Disability Inclusion Support Service offering support for people of all ages with a disability in the Lower and Upper Hunter regions.

Joining Early Links

Our service offers dynamic, professionally rewarding team environments. Staff are provided with competitive salaries, generous working conditions, including a paid lunch break, and flexible work arrangements to assist you in meeting your personal and professional needs.  As a not-for-profit organisation, we offer generous salary packaging.  Our team is offered opportunities for professional development to support and nurture your passion for the work that you do.  Our team thrives in an environment where they are encouraged to be innovative and creative in meeting our clients’ and their families needs.  Ongoing mentoring and support will help you achieve success and facilitate your professional growth and development.

The Role

We are looking for a driven Behaviour Support Practitioner who is passionate about striving for the best outcomes for our participants. You will join an experienced team within Early Links, so we’ll be excited by the prospect of building your Behaviour Support capabilities in collaboration with our Psychology and leadership teams.

As a Behaviour Support Practitioner, you’ll:

  • Build strong, effective relationships
  • Be responsible for being up to date on NDIS and commission requirements for writing behaviour support plans, including restrictive practice
  • Train, support and upskill our team members (e.g., therapists, educators, developmental support workers, allied health assistants) in behaviour support plan implementation, including safe management of challenging behaviours (e.g., aggression)
  • Provide education to families/carers around management of behaviour and implementation of strategies

About You

To be successful in the role, you’ll need the following:

  • University level qualification in Human Services, Education, Social Sciences, psychology or related field
  • Experience working within a Disability Services organisation in a position responsible for influencing quality outcomes for clients and the delivery of good practice
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice and training/ education to therapy teams and families
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the safeguarding requirements of the National Disability Insurance agency
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders

Please note that this position will require you to have a Working with Children Check, NDIS worker screening check, Criminal History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License. If you don’t currently have these, that’s ok, but you’ll need to have them before you start.

If this sounds like your perfect role, we’d love to hear from you!

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