Behaviour Specialist (Auckland)

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    HealthCare New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
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Closes 16 May 2021Posted 01 May 2021Bring your Behaviour Specialist skills to make a differenceOpportunity for Behaviour Specialist to work in the community with a variety of peopleProfessional development and career development opportunitiesBased in AucklandWho are we – Ko wai matou?Explore Specialist Services is the national provider of behaviour support and Autism across New Zealand for the Ministry of Health (MoH).We also work in collaboration with Oranga Tamariki, ACC, The British Institute of Learning and Disability (BILD) and Triple P. We are part of HealthCare New Zealand one of Aotearoa’s largest health sector employers, with locations throughout New Zealand.We are specialists in the delivery of Positive Behaviour Support. Through this model we aim to improve peoples’ quality of life and the quality of life of those around them. You can find more about this framework here: the role – He korero whakamarama mo tenei turangaWe are looking to expand our Auckland based team .We have roles that involves both the delivery of behaviour support and Autism services to families of children and young people, aged between 0 and 19 years in face-to-face group sessions, online training and in homes.You will be responsible for the following:Helping caregivers to better understand autismContribute towards building on existing strengths and knowledgeDevelop new skills to support their child in their everyday lifeAs a Behaviour Support Specialist you will deliver quality services and will be committed to supporting and empowering our clients to live independently, safely and to contribute meaningfully within their communities and will recognise the importance of Te Ao Maori and the strength of working collaboratively with whanau.Essential to this role will be to coach and empower people to implement clinically reasoned innovative, targeted and community focussed behaviour support strategies.We welcome applications from Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Workers, Behaviour Therapists/Specialists (BCBA’s), Teachers and people with a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or at least three years relevant experience in the behaviour support or autism field.Why us – He aha ai matou:We recognise the importance of a culturally competent workforce, and provide regular cultural supervision. We provide opportunities to attend yearly Noho Marae, and ongoing training and developmentWe will provide you with training and support you to learn the role and provide an ongoing internal and external professional development programme to enhance your learning and professional scope of practiceWe offer professional development programmes which may include but are not limited to, Triple P accreditation, motivational interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Positive Behaviour Support, Functional Assessment and risk assessment and safety planningWe provide opportunities to extend your practice across a range of different workstreams including support to people with disabilities, vulnerable children, and ACC servicesWe promote a safe and supportive environment where colleagues can share and learn from one anotherWe support supervision, professional development and progression to ensure you can deliver the best support for our clients and achieve successful outcomesWe recognise the importance of work/life balance and provide a workplace with flexibility’ particularly for those people returning to work with family/ whanau commitments toWhat you will bring – Nga tohungatanga mo tenei turanga:Experience in the field of disability and/or working with children or adults on the Autism SpectrumA current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) where this is required or evidence of the ability to be a registered with a professional bodyAn ability to use teaching and learning strategies to facilitate workshops with families and professionalsAn understanding of and commitment to: The Code of Health and Disabilities Services Consumer Rights, The Treaty of Waitangi and bi-cultural practiceProven ability to work in teams and in a ‘transdisciplinary’ mannerExperience with Microsoft Office Suite and client management systemsGood interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport; proactive and responsive to client needs and colleagues/team needsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsA current full New Zealand driver’s licencePlease apply online and include a CV and covering letter.Applications close – Te katinga o tenei whai turanga: 5pm Sunday, 16 May 2021.Interviews might take place prior to applications closing.Applicants for this position will have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.Reference112405Location(s)Central AucklandWork type(s)HealthCare New Zealand