Behaviour Support Practitioner

Job No: Cara192
Location: Hindmarsh

  • Full time role
  • Hindmarsh location
  • Competitive remuneration and salary packaging

About Us

Cara is proud to be a leading South Australian disability service provider. We have more than 1,000 staff, known as our Possible People, who work alongside our customers in Supported Independent Living (SIL), Short Term Accommodation, Home & Community Support and Specialist Services.

Cara is committed to working alongside children and adults with disability to grow as individuals and live a life rich in opportunities! Our promise is ‘we find possible’. 

Your New Role

This role would suit professionals with a background in Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Developmental Education.

You will work from a human rights framework that is strengths based and person-centred and will support our customers to identify opportunities, increase their independence and enhance their participation in the wider community. Development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans is also a key focus of this role.

You will be responsible for developing individualised strategies that are responsive to the customer’s needs and this will be done through the development, implementation, and evaluation of plans, strategies and programs designed with our customers.

You will work in partnership with customers, staff and/or family members to provide education, coaching and training to build skills and capacity and deliver excellence in service provision.

Although you will be based at our Hindmarsh office, there will be a requirement for you to travel across the wider metropolitan area to provide services. Involvement in Greater Adelaide and Outreach service delivery may also be required.


  • Salary packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Career opportunities in a growing organisation focused on our people
  • Supportive work environment, strong focus on offering flexibility where possible
  • Access to Smart technology including phone and laptop
  • New office, state of the art building, with modern facilities and open plan area

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in contributing to or the development, implementation and review of Behaviour Support Plans, strategies and restrictive practices
  • Experience in delivering allied health discipline specific assessment, intervention and evaluation
  • Sound knowledge, skills and prior experience in the disability sector
  • High level of written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to produce high quality reports and support plans
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated skills and capability to use IT systems to document individual support needs, report progress, support customer bookings and billing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, flexibility, creativity and problem solve
  • Proven ability to manage a caseload, meet timelines, maintain organisational data and achieve organisational KPIs

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor of Disability and Development Education, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (psychology, occupational therapy) or a member of discipline professional association (speech pathology, developmental education, social work)
  • Approved Behaviour Support Practitioner with the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission (or eligible and prepared to develop skills for approval) 
  • Current DHS Disability Employment Screening / NDIS Worker Check, DCSI Child Related Employment Clearance and/or Working with Children Check (or willing to acquire)
  • Current South Australian Driver's Licence and have a vehicle that is suitable to be used for work purposes
  • Satisfactory Completion of Child Safe Environments training (can be provided by Cara)
  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 or equivalent)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or Post Graduate qualification (desirable)

How do I apply?

To submit your application, complete the online application below including your resume and Cover Letter.

To view the Position Description please click here

For a confidential discussion please contact Recruitment on 8347 4588

The closing date for this role 5:00pm Monday 19 April 2021.

Please note: Only suitable candidates will be contacted



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