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Behaviour Specialist

Community Lifestyle Support Ltd - Brisbane City, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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This is an opportunity to provide quality Behaviour Specialist services across Bundaberg and the Fraser Coast as part of our Improved Relationships Team - a transdisciplinary team specialising in challenging and complex behaviour. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other behaviour specialists experienced in delivering community-based services.

About the Organisation

At CLS we see our role as helping to make life easier and a little more fun. We are a not-for-profit charitable enterprise that is committed to making a difference.

With over 25 years’ experience delivering holistic, person-centred support we provide a wide range of dynamic and innovative services to people residing throughout the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast Regions.

Some of our many services include:

  • Specialist Allied Health Services
  • Skills Campus (includes metalwork, woodwork, gardening, crafts, music and photography)
  • Supported Accommodation
  • Independent Living Support
  • Community Participation Support
  • Psychosocial services
  • AT_Makerspace

We currently have over 160 frontline employees providing support to our customers across numerous sites in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Core Duties

The Improved Relationships team does just that – it is a transdisciplinary team that works with individuals, their families, support teams and networks to improve how they communicate, understand and relate with the people that are important to them. This can span providing one-on-one therapeutic services in areas such as anger management through to intensive behaviour support including the authorised use of Restrictive Practices.

The organisation’s Improved Relationships Team operates as part of the Allied Health Centre. Your role will include:

  • Assessment, clinical formulation, plan development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Recommendations and guidance to teams and individuals in crisis
  • Direct therapeutic intervention personalised to individual needs
  • Collaborate effectively with your colleagues, clients and their support networks to contribute to quality service provision and effective outcomes
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of governance systems, including identifying and addressing risks
  • Professionally represent CLS in all interactions and in line with CLS’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Relocation assistance may be considered.

Mandatory requirements

  • Qualification in a relevant Allied Health Profession (e.g. Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology, Occupational Therapy).
  • Eligible to be registered as an NDIS Practitioner (e.g. AHPRA, Australian Association of Social Workers).
  • Experience in a Disability setting.
  • This position involves manual tasks and assistance. Applicants will be expected to cope with the physical demands of this position and must be willing to undertake pre-screening activities prior to employment.
  • There will be the requirement for travel within Wide Bay & Fraser Coast Region.
  • Current Driver’s Licence (C-class)
  • Applied First Aid (or ability to acquire)
  • Working with Children Blue Card (or ability to acquire)
  • Disability Positive Notice Yellow Card (or ability to acquire)
  • Ability to navigate, apply and adhere to CLS policies and procedures, including Workplace Health and Safety and Risk Management Procedures.


  • Experience working in a Positive Behaviour Support approach
  • New grad with a demonstrated passion.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Restrictive Practices requirements (both state and federal)
  • Working knowledge of the NDIS


  • Attractive salary based on qualifications & experience; under the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (level to be negotiated with the successful applicant)
  • Superannuation 9.5%
  • Salary packaging options $15,899.90 ($30,000 grossed-up) per FBT year
  • Leave loading 17.5%
  • Professional development budget
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Job security
  • Work-life balance with flexible working hours (family friendly)
  • Organisation funded access to Employee Assistance Program

To Apply

Provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae along with a letter addressing your capabilities against the four Key Performance Areas (see below).

How will I be assessed for this role?

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key attributes. Within the context of the responsibilities described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Values in Action: demonstrated understanding and ability to apply CLS values in every day practice.
  • Customer Satisfaction:
    • I take a personalised approach to service delivery, and view the client and their family/decision-makers as the experts in their own lives.
    • I demonstrate ability to work with groups and work to build consensus
  • Business Deliverables: demonstrated effective time management and ability to be accountable for outcomes and goals.
  • Accountability and Professional Responsibility: written and verbal communication is of a high standard and targeted appropriately to the intended audience.

For further information about Community Lifestyle Support please visit our website - www.cls.org.au

For information specific to this role please contact Sarah James, Improved Relationships Manager: sarah.james@cls.org.au or 1300 257 753 (Option 2).

Interviews will be conducted promptly upon receipt of suitable applications.

Brisbane City, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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