With significant experience in the disability sector within government and community organisations, Rubix Support is passionate about supporting people with cognitive impairments to lead the life they want to live and to achieve their goals and aspirations. Rubix Support provide support to people aged between two years to sixty-five years old. We are a registered provider under the NDIS and provide services across three main areas - positive behaviour support, support coordination and lifestyle support. We are focused on evidence based best practise, a commitment to social justice with a human rights lens who are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for the people we support.
Rubix Support’s Mission is to improve the personal wellbeing of people with cognitive impairments with complex support needs through coordinated assessments and support; and to provide extensive training and support to its empathetic, experienced and energetic staff.
Our Vision is to be a leader in the provision of evidence-based, practical, individualised behaviour assessment and support for people with intellectual impairments with complex support needs.
Inclusiveness | Respect | Responsiveness | Trust | Quality
Team Leader – Psychological Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support
Work Type: Full Time (Part time of 4 days a week considered)
Classification: Health Professionals and Support Services Award (2010)
Wage range: $95,000 - $105,000 plus superannuation
Rubix Support are looking for an experienced clinical psychologist or psychologist to lead a team of energetic psychologists in Psychological Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support. Joining the leadership team within the Positive Behaviour Support team, you will be part of an expanding service that is focused on increasing the quality of life for the people we provide support to.
1. Develop, implement and lead the development of Rubix Support’s individual therapy service, providing therapy for people who have a cognitive impairment.
2. Oversee a passionate and energetic team of psychologists, providing individual therapy and Positive Behaviour Support.
3. Provide individual and group supervision (all psychologists at Rubix Support receive both).
4. Develop and implement clinic schedules and oversee all intake referrals into the therapy service.
5. Conduct individual therapy within the clinic setting as well as complete comprehensive functional behaviour assessments that are centred on a person’s goals and aspirations.
6. Conduct observations, collect data and work directly with an individual to understand why they are displaying behaviour that others find challenging.
7. Develop visual aides that are reflective of the support needs of the individual and the targeted audience
8. Use your knowledge and skills to ensure that the persons goals are being achieved through advocacy and support
9. Work closely with a person’s family and support network
10. Provide training to staff and families around positive behaviour support and assist in the implementation of this practice.
11. Maintain documented evidence that demonstrates your process and support your recommendations.
12. Communicate professionally and be responsive when working with external providers within complex care teams
13. Able to work independently in remote settings but maintain contact
14. Have strong administration skills and record keeping, ensuring adherence to privacy and confidentially legislation
15. Write reports that address the referral purpose in user-friendly formats
Key Selection Criteria & Personal Qualities
1. You will be a registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA with a minimum of four years’ experience in therapy practice and experience in supporting people with a cognitive impairment who may display behaviours that challenge others.
2. You will have had at least some experience of working within the NDIS system and demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in the participant pathway, including understanding different NDIS support categories, the goal planning and review process.
3. Experience providing either formal or informal supervision to junior practitioners who may be provisional psychologists. The applicant will either already be a PsyBA Board Approved Supervisor or be eager to pursue this as part of their professional development.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and experience in adapting evidence-based psychological therapies to people with cognitive impairment.
5. Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the issues faced by parents raising children with a disability.
6. Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of the support needs of people with disability across home and community settings.
7. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with participants, their families, community agencies and other professionals.
8. Focused on supporting individuals to increase their quality of life through self-determined and person-centred thinking.
9. Able to adapt and be flexible to changing Participant needs, while prioritising tasks in an efficient manner to the team that you lead.
10. Demonstrated knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support frameworks, including an awareness of evidence-based practices as they relate to PBS.
11. Ability to utilise personal skills and experiences to support and manage difficult situations.
- Commitment to social justice and inclusion and valuing difference and diversity
- High standard of personal integrity and commitment to the organisational values
- Able to work independently and make calculated decisions based on training and knowledge and being accountable
- Value and enjoy teamwork and ability to collaborate with others to achieve common goals
- Ability to facilitate and adapt preferred style to influence others to achieve planned participant outcomes
Work Health and Safety
1. Undertake all your work with consideration to personal health and safety requirements and that of others.
2. Report all hazards and/or injuries promptly on appropriate form.
3. Carry out all duties with diligence and due care for personal safety and the safety of others.
• A current police check (less than six months).
• Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check. Applicants should contact the relevant overseas police force to obtain this and submit as part of their application.
Details of overseas police agencies are available on the Department of Immigration websitewww.immi.gov.au and can be searched for under the phrase, ‘penal clearance certificate.’
• A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.
• Safety screening will include checking whether your name is on the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme list (DWES) maintained by the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Unit (DWESU). The DWES includes names of persons unsuitable for employment as a disability support worker. A DWES form will be provided to applicants to complete at the time of their interview.
• Two professional references will be required
Qualification & Training Requirement
• Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia with a minimum of four years’ experience supporting people with a disability who may display behaviours that challenge others
• Successful completion of the NDIA’s Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ (https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/training-course). Applicants will need to provide this NDIA generated Certificate prior to commencement.
• A driver’s license is required as you will be required to drive to participants and their family’s homes and locations.
• Successful applicants will be employed on a Full Time (Part Time considered) basis
• Rubix Support employs Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners under the Health Professionals and Support Services Award (2010).
• Flexible working arrangements
• Opportunity for progression
• Apple laptop and phone provided
• Travel allowance
• Training opportunities throughout the year