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Behaviour Support Therapist

Irabina is dedicated to transforming the lives of young people and families living with autism and severe behavioural issues. We provide a range of services including: diagnosis, early intervention, training and development, education and support and school holiday programs incorporating strong clinical governance and practice by highly qualified clinicians with their core expertise in the area of autism. The clinicians come from a variety of disciplines some of which include speech pathology, psychology, occupational therapy, educators, behavioural analysis, nursing, paediatrics, dietetics, and social work.

We have developed Australia’s first Autism Behaviour Clinic which is now operating and experiencing rapid expansion. In this role, you will provide expert consultation and primary clinical behaviour support and intervention for people with a disability who have complex support needs as well as organising and maintaining a data collection and statistical analysis system for the program. You will assist with research activities and complete departmental duties as needed.

Previously known as a Behaviour Data Analyst, this is a perfect role for ex-servicemen, police or disability support workers looking to take their next steps in their career.

You will have the opportunity to work across a number of programs with a trans-disciplinary team of clinicians and specialists supporting the development and implementation of behavioural programs.

Irabina offers training and assistance to employees in attaining the knowledge and experience required.  We are a not-for-profit organisation with a cohort of more than 100 highly skilled staff and offer generous salary packaging and Employee Assistance Program, as well as a beautiful therapy dog called Muffin to welcome you to work every day!

Take the next steps in your career and help us forever change the lives of children and young people with autism.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct care to clients engaging in challenging and problem behaviours such as aggression, disruption, self-injury and non-compliance.
  • Communicates case-related activities with supervisors using written and verbal communication.
  • Calculates reliability coefficients and summarises reliability data of various direct observation data collection systems.
  • Assists in the monitoring (e.g., data collection and data entry) and adjustment of routine behavioural assessments and protocols.
  • Assumes responsibility for case-related activities
  • Assists in the implementation of research protocols and maintenance of research literature and educational materials.
  • Assists in the purchase and maintenance of supplies necessary for implementation of behaviour protocols.

EXPERIENCE

  • No minimum experience required

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Must possess an ability to manage challenging behaviours and if required provide assistance in the instance of aggressive disruptive/destructive behaviours
  • Ability to provide, assess, interpret, and communicate client-specific data in response to treatment protocols
  • Ability to stay calm in a potentially pressurised environment
  • Must possess strong organisational and time management skills along with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the implementation of behavioural assessment/treatment programs with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Experience in Microsoft Office

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with Irabina’s policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/client/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to your direct supervisor.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organisational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process.

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