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Job Number : 27666
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Guidestar on 27 May 2019
Psychologist – Positive Behaviour Support

Guidestar provides psychology and positive behaviour support services for adults and children with cognitive impairment and complex support needs. We also have a growing psychology practice and a training division located in Melbourne’s Northern region.  

We are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of people with cognitive impairments with multiple support needs through the provision of evidence-based, trauma-informed, individualised behaviour assessment and support. We are a registered NDIS provider with significant experience in government and community-based services. Our team is diverse and transdisciplinary with qualifications, specific training, and practical experience in Psychology, Disability, Community Services, Mental Health and Forensic services. Our practitioners have a strong passion for supporting people with a disability, their families and supporters.

As a psychologist working in positive behaviour support you will


  • Collect data, conduct observations and work directly with a person and their supporters to understand why they are displaying behaviours of concern.
  • Develop comprehensive functional behaviour assessments that are centred on a person’s goals and aspirations.
  • Develop reports in user friendly formats that address the referral purpose.
  • Maintain documented evidence to demonstrate process and support recommendations.
  • Develop visual aids that are reflective of the support needs of the person and the targeted audience.
  • Provide training to staff, families and supporters in positive behaviour support and assist in practice implementation.
  • Communicate professionally and be responsive when working with external providers within complex care teams.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Have strong administrative and record keeping skills, ensuring adherence to privacy legislation and confidentiality.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia or provisional psychologists with relevant experience in supporting people with disability
  •  Strong demonstrated values fit with Guidestar
  • Experience providing clinical and/or behaviour assessment, intervention and support
  •  Experience working with families, supporters and allied health professionals
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to provide clinical advice and consultancy services, deliver training programs and produce high quality written reports
  • Contemporary understanding of disability and trauma-informed support, evidence-based practice principles and an ability to apply this theoretical knowledge to client support.
  • A focus on supporting a person to increase their quality of life through self-determination and person-centred practice
  • Initiative and the capacity to work autonomously
  •  Current driver’s licence and willingness to use own vehicle for travel.
      What we offer:
  • Professional, flexible and harmonious working environment
  • Ongoing individual clinical and peer supervision
  • Generous remuneration according to training and experience
  • Ongoing staff development
  • Values-based, supportive, caring team environment
  • Work from various locations including from home
  • A wide range of educational resources


Please note that interviews will be conducted as appropriate applications are received. Should the right applicant be found prior to the expiration of the advertisement, no further interviews will be arranged.

Please see our website for Position Description (Consultant Behaviour Support) and details on how to apply.

Contact Details
Helen Killmier 0408 593 638

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