Behaviour Support Practitioner

Established in 1912, Open Minds is a leading independent not-for-profit organisation and registered NDIS provider. Open Minds works to enhance mental health and wellbeing through tailored supports to people living with mental illness and disability. Our Purpose is Enabling an independent and positive future for people with mental illness and disabilities.

The Behaviour Support Practitioner (BSP) role provides direct specialist assessment and intervention services in the field of positive behaviour support to NDIS funded clients. The role supports service delivery providers within and external to Open Minds to provide safe, quality services to people with complex support needs. The BSP may also be involved in indirect supports, for example provision of advice, reviews and training/ development activities for Open Minds staff as well as contributing to quality improvement and business development activities.


· Support Open Minds service delivery teams to understand and identify options to resolve complex service delivery issues, including responding to behaviours of concern.

· Deliver funded specialist services for capacity building' under NDIS plans to internal and external clients- including specialist positive behaviour support and allied health services (depending on qualifications/experience).

· Delivers services in accordance with the requirements of the NDIS Practice Standards.

· Maintain knowledge and skills in delivery of evidence based behaviour and restrictive practices supports for people with complex needs including dual disability, behaviours of harm and drug and alcohol use.

· Escalate issues appropriately, including risks, gaps, strengths and opportunities e.g. for training, or policy development.

· Develop, maintain, and build linkages and establish referral pathways with appropriate external organisations, contacts and volunteers; including NDIA and other community service providers as relevant to your role.

Is this you?

· Background working in the mental health and/or disability sector

· Professional registration with AHPRA or similar accreditation

· Training and experience in delivery of positive behaviour support services and functional behaviour analysis

· Knowledge of NDIS and Mental Health sector reforms within government impacting on the non-government sector is desirable

· Demonstrated ability to work in a team within an agile and changing environment, collaborating with peers and teams to achieve results;

· Highly developed communicator, problem solver with great relationship building skills;

· Excellent time management skills;


· Option to salary sacrifice up to $15,900

· Car Allowance

· Attractive supervision/ professional development opportunities

· Growing NFP organisation with an excellent reputation for delivery of high quality behaviour support services

A 100 years of care' and we're proud of it!

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. Our team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering tailored supports to people living with mental ill health, disability or acquired brain injury.