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Mental Health Nurse- Behaviour Support Practitioner - North Eastern Melbourne

Everyday Independence

Based in South Morang. Flexible working hours, Monday to Friday - No weekends or shift work Your New Company: Everyday Independence supports people with a disability to live to their full potential and enjoy an everyday life. We offer Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Positive Behaviour Supports and Early Childhood Supports to build on what is working in a person’s life and create changes to areas that are not.

Everyday Independence started over 20 years ago in Bendigo, regional Victoria. We have a strong commitment to the communities that we support and with leadership from the 2020 Telstra Business Woman of the year, Leanne Healey who is also the inaugural Australian OT of the year (2018) and Founder of what is now Australia's largest allied health business delivering to the NDIS. It’s no wonder our success means that we are growing With over 24 teams located across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, we are committed to building a workforce of therapists that can deliver high impact outcomes to people that make a real difference to their everyday lives and to the Australian community.

Your new role: Mental Health Nurse– Behaviour Support Practitioner Employment Term: Full Time ongoing Salary: $70,000-$120,000 plus Super Location: South Morang Commencement: April 21st 2021 and May 19th 2021 We are seeking Mental Health Nurses who have a keen interest in Positive Behaviour supports, along with a desire to move into the disability space to join our team. Working across the lifespan and achieving outcomes for greater quality of life and less restriction, you will be supported by enrolling in and completing our industry leading PBS training programme and ongoing development programme. Our PBS therapists meet regularly to celebrate successes, unpack challenges and to learn.

We have also embedded well being and reflection days into our programme because we know that in order to deliver a world class service that learning development and the wellbeing of our practitioners must be prioritised. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a therapy approach for a person living with a disability and behaviours of concern. The approach involves working closely with the person with a disability and their supports to understand what maintains an individual's challenging behaviours and provides their supports with strategies to reducing and/or eliminating those behaviours to achieve quality of life outcomes.

This is achieved through a person centered approach to specialised functional assessments, gathering and interpreting data to develop hypothesis for behaviours, research and consultation with the person's supports (formal and informal), written communication (comprehensive report), group training sessions and the development of treatment plans to support a person living with behaviours of concerns throughout their everyday lives, so they can live their best possible life. This can only be achieved through a systematic an.


Date09 April 2021

Location -

type Full Time

Salary 70,000 - 120,000 plus super

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