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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 28860
Position Title NDIS Access and Support Senior Behaviour Clinician
Employment Status Limited Term Full Time, Limited Term Part Time
Location All Sites - Community & Continuing Care and Allied Health
Advertisement text • Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture
• Lead the implementation of a new and exciting service that will lead to better outcomes for people with a disability
• Full or part time fixed term position until July 2022
• Salary range $82,000-$93,000 (fulltime) + 10 % super
• Access to salary packaging, accrued days off (full time only) and annual leave loading
• Flexible work arrangements available
• Frankston, Mornington Peninsula & surrounding locations


Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The NDIS Assessment and Support Senior Behaviour Clinician will embark on establishing a new and exciting service at Peninsula Health. The role, funded by the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing, via the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC – PYP) will work across the network to assist people with a disability who require behaviour management support, their family and health professionals to navigate the NDIS. The NDIS Assessment and Support Behaviour Therapist provides expert advice, assessment and advocacy to these groups.

Key responsibilities include NDIS behaviour support health-service wide NDIS capacity building, maintaining expert knowledge of behaviour support within the NDIS and its interface with health, clinical assessment and collection of evidence to support access and planning processes for people with behaviour support needs, building relationships with NDIS key stakeholders and data collection.

The position reports operationally to the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) Team Leader and NDIS Program Manager and professionally to the Head of Discipline.

What you will be doing

• Collection and collation of evidence to support people with a disability with behavioural support needs to navigate the access and planning stages of the NDIS pathway
• Clinical assessment to ascertain functional impact of disability, eligibility to the NDIS and behaviour support needs
• NDIS behaviour support capacity building and clinical liaison for both the NDIS Assessment and Support Team and wider Peninsula Health network
• Provision of NDIS behaviour support clinical liaison to all staff at Peninsula Health
• Building relationships with NDIS key stakeholders
• Linkages/referrals into alternative supports as indicated through holistic assessment
• Data collection

What you need

• Provide best-practice evidence-based behaviour support services for people with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities who display challenging behaviours and have complex support needs
• High level understanding and experience of working within the NDIS and health interface
• Established skills in completing holistic assessments with a functional impact focus
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous and innovative improvement through quality and research activities
• Ability to work autonomously
• Minimum bachelor degree qualification, and AHPRA registration (Occupational Therapy, Psychology)
• Current Working with Children Check and Victorian Driver’s license

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Selection Criteria Essential: Provide best-practice evidence-based behaviour support services for people with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities who display challenging behaviours and have complex support need
Essential: High level understanding and experience of working within the NDIS and health interface
Essential: Established skills in completing holistic assessments with a functional impact focus
Essential: Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
Essential: Demonstrated commitment to continuous and innovative improvement through quality and research activities
Essential: Ability to work autonomously
Essential: Minimum bachelor degree qualification and AHPRA registration (Occupational Therapy, Psychology)
Essential: Current Working with Children Check and Victorian Driver’s license
Desirable: Membership of relevant discipline Australian Association
Desirable: Ability to embrace new technology and processes to enhance productivity and effectiveness.
Contact Person Sophia Westphal
Contact Number 0435 649 984
Contact Email swestphal@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Sophia Westphal
Alternate Contact Number 0435 649 984
Closing Date 26/09/2021
Position Description NDIS Assessment and Support Senior Behaviour Thera.pdf