Explore our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner Jobs & Careers
Apply now and progress your goals with Behaviour Support Practitioners
We are always looking for qualified and experienced Behaviour Support Practitioners who can offer exceptional positive behaviour support to our valuable NDIS participants. In return, we’ll nurture your career and provide you with ongoing opportunities to grow your skills and interests.
A job at Ability Action Australia is about so much more than just the role itself. Keep reading to find out how a behaviour support practitioner role could be right for you.
We understand that job security and financial stability are important to job satisfaction, so we offer you these and much more at Ability Action Australia.
As you grow, you’ll gain access to leadership options that are available both here and through our parent company, MedHealth, allowing you to hone your relationship building and interpersonal skills and open up your future.
As you support and empower our NDIS participants through a multidisciplinary allied health service, we ensure your work is appreciated and rewarded, with all the expected benefits and a range of additional perks.
The benefits include:
- Above-market salary package + car allowance + laptop + smartphone
- Salary packaging
- 12-month retention bonus for select roles
- Incentive program
- Novated leasing
- Continuing professional development
- Paid parental leave and purchased leave
- Support through our parent company, MedHealth
- Comprehensive induction process
- Health and wellness discounts
- Travel club
Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner Jobs & Frequently Asked Questions
Behaviour support specialist jobs involve finding the right balance between supporting your patients emotionally and ensuring they continue to develop in themselves. Here are a few traits that behaviour therapists need to possess:
- Patience: Behaviour support jobs often present situations that require you to understand what a patient is experiencing and reassess your approach. It is important that you are able to handle these emotions in a mature and professional manner.
- Empathy: The ability to emptathise with patients is one of the most important abilities for a behaviour therapist to have. You need to be able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes without letting it impact the level of service you are providing to them.
- Critical thinking: Behaviour support worker jobs require you to understand that each patient is unique. You will need to think quickly and critically to design and modify the course of treatment you are providing in each specific case.
- Curiosity: Being passionate and invested in your role will have positive impacts on your patients, your colleagues and your own morale.
- Active listening: Listening is the backbone of being a behaviour support practitioner. In your role, you will need to hear, understand and respond to your patients based on observations you make about their actions.
We believe that our staff need to be recognised and supported for the hard work they put into developing our brand. Throughout your positive behaviour support career, you will be provided with development opportunities to sharpen your skills.
We will also provide you with opportunities to move within or between any brand in our family of businesses.
Our Leadership Mentoring Program can establish networks with senior leaders to help you reach your full potential. Meanwhile, our Amplify newsletter and social events are there to help keep you in the loop with what’s happening in the Ability Action Australia family.
Behaviour support practitioner jobs require several skills, including the ability to:
- Help manage patients’ behaviour
- Provide opportunities for pupils to achieve their best
- Give clear boundaries
- Praise and encourage positive behaviour
- Offer emotional support
- Communicate effectively with teachers, pupils and caregivers