Behaviour Therapist - Cooma

Behaviour Therapist - Cooma

Job Title: Behaviour Therapist - Cooma
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cooma
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-12-15 00:00:00
Reference: V-38213
Contact Name: Maria Fabello
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 15, 2020 12:15

Job Description

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

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 role requires the Behaviour Therapist to work under the supervision of a Behaviour Support Practitioner to implement programs designed for the individual.  

You will often be working with individuals with a disability or complex mental health difficulties alongside a number of other professionals such as Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. As such you will need great communication skills. 

You will be required to engage the client in therapy within the community and their natural environments such as their home, school, workplace, and day placement. 

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 

Location – Cooma

 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 20 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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