Behaviour Therapist - Mid North Coast

Behaviour Therapist - Mid North Coast

Job Title: Behaviour Therapist - Mid North Coast
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Mid North Coast Msc
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-07-21
Reference: V-37652
Contact Name: Sharon McCluskey
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 22, 2020 10:38

Job Description

We are seeking Behaviour Therapists with experience working with disabilities and/or experience in behavioural intervention, to work under the supervision of a Behaviour Support Practitioner to implement programs designed for the individual.

Location – Foster/Taree/Port Macquarie/Kempsey

The Role:

The Centre for Positive Behaviour Support is a service provider priding themselves in positive behaviour support assessment and interventions for complex individuals, both young and old. The NSW team are looking for Behaviour Therapists for the 

Foster/Taree/Port Macquarie/Kempsey areas to join our ever-expanding team.

The role requires the Behaviour Therapist to work under the supervision of a Behaviour Support Practitioner to implement programs designed for the individual. The role requires working with individuals with a disability or complex mental health difficulties.

You will often be working alongside a number of other professionals such as Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. As such you will need great communication skills. The role requires you to engage the client in therapy within the community and their natural environments such as their home, school, workplace, and day placement.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the nature of this role, applicants are encouraged to disclose their level of risk of contracting the virus.

Skills and Experience Required.

Essential Criteria:
• State required authorisation to work with children or vulnerable people (we will assist with this).
• Current drivers licence and use of own vehicle (Comprehensive Car Insurance is a MUST)
• Ability to work independently and self-directed
• Willingness to complete a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) Course within the first 6 months (we cover this and your time)
• Strong communication skills and time management
• Willing to work Face-To-Face with clients in their homes, schools and communities taking into account current social distancing regulations

Desirable Criteria:
• Previous experience working with disability or mental health concerns
• A relevant degree or working towards a relevant degree
• Flexible Hours: work around your current commitments - YOU make your schedule around your client’s needs
• Generous hourly wage
• Ongoing supervision by Behaviour Support Practitioners/Psychologists
• Travel allowance provided
• In-field training provided for clients

Travel is expected and Tertiary qualifications are desired but not essential.

The role is part time with the ability to work towards full-time employment along with opportunities to progress to a behaviour support practitioner role. The hours are negotiable, but it is recommended that a minimum of 15 hours can be made available. Please note, hours are not immediate, rather will build up once settled into the role with a client or two. We provide hours based on experience, confidence and willingness to learn.

NB. Individuals who apply for this role are expected to undertake an emotional intelligence screening before being offered a role with us.



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