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Behaviour Support Specialist


  • Ongoing full-time opportunity available
  • Thornbury location
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organisation working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the role:

This is an exciting time to join MCM in this specialist role. MCM provides support for young people who are disadvantaged and at risk; people who have a disability; individuals with dual diagnosis, and children and families who often sit outside mainstream services. Our focus is on increasing quality of life and resilience, and building capacity so that each individual/family can participate in everyday life. The role will have both a strategic focus as well as a hands-on component. You will lead the development and delivery of organisation wide approaches, best practice frameworks, and models of care. You will also have input into individualised strategies for people with disability, or young people in crisis by:

  • Undertaking functional behavioural assessments to develop behaviour support plans meeting the specific needs of the person displaying behaviour of concern;
  • Focusing on person-centred interventions to address the underlying causes of behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours; and
  • Developing,overseeing and ensuring behaviour support plans meet both clinical and NDIS requirements.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • A tertiary qualification in Psychology, Allied Health, or Nursing, and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency(AHPRA).
  • A minimum of 5 years working as a Behaviour Support practitioner.
  • Extensive clinical knowledge and expertise in undertaking behaviour assessments along with comprehensive behaviour support planning skills.
  • Substantial experience providing psychological services to people and children with disability, mental health, dual diagnosis, or those who have been exposed to trauma.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in high demand environments.

A position description containing further information is attached.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via the Apply now button which opens an application form on the MCM website.

For more details or if you have any issues with the application please email:

Applications close at 5pm on 16 August 2020 We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date .

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police check (which includes Proof of Identity check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check, Disqualified Carer Check, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.


Position details

  • Date posted

    22 July 2020
  • Closing Date

    16 August 2020
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