Clinical Supports Team Leader
(Behaviour Support & Support Coordination)

Are you a proven leader with qualifications and experience in Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Social Work?

Do you want to be a part of a dynamic and high quality clinical team providing support to people with disability, their families, and support staff regarding evidence-based approaches to reducing the impact of challenging behaviour?

The Role:
This role will provide leadership and mentoring to the Specialist Behaviour Support and Support Coordination team in Mercy Connect. It will also have the responsibility for all components of Behaviour Support delivery including carrying a client caseload. You will ensure behaviour support and support coordination is delivered to NDIS participants according to best practice and within the scope of each person’s plan. You will work with the team to meet output targets whilst ensuring best practice and excellent stakeholder relationships.

As a leader in our organisation, you will be role modelling our values and will work within and across our business to deliver an exceptional customer service – always seeking to improve our customer’s experience. You will provide organisational thought leadership around business development strategies, operations and initiatives to inform the organisational strategy.

About you:
You will have knowledge and experience in working with people with intellectual disability who have complex and challenging behaviours. You will also have a strong understanding of good clinical practice and requirements of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission in the context of providing behaviour support including for people subject to restrictive interventions.

You will also have:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in: Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or similar areas of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Experience in leadership position in the human services sector including disability, health, family support or another similar service area.
  • At least 5 years experience in completing functional behaviour assessments and developing behaviour support plans (positive behaviour support) that may include restrictive practice.
  • Experience in the implementation and training to providers, families/carers and staff in positive behaviour support strategies.
  • Commitment to providing a high quality service and the ability to communicate that to the team.
  • Te successful applicant will also come with registration as a psychologist or occupational therapist, or appropriate membership as a speech pathologist or social worker.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo standard employment screening.
Applications must address the above selection criteria.

For a full Position Description go to: Team Leader Clinical Supports PD (002)

Enquiries and confidential applications with an accompanying resume should be directed via email to: [email protected]

Applications close: Friday 31 August 2018

EXPERIENCED DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKERS 

Selection Criteria:

• Ability to provide service to people of all ages
• Experience in supporting people with behaviours of concerns and complex needs
• Ability/understanding of a range of communication styles.
• Excellent communication skills
• Proven ability to engage with clients
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Committed and passionate and dynamic
• Availability to work weekends
• Availability to do sleepovers
• Current unrestricted drivers licence
• Current First Aid
• Current Working With Children’s Check (WWCC)
• Qualification in the disability field or working with youth would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo standard employment screening.
Applications must address the above selection criteria.

For a full Position Description go to: dsw-position-description

Enquiries and confidential applications with an accompanying resume should be directed via email to: [email protected]