Closes: 27 April, 2023 at 5:00 PM

We are delighted to be seeking a full-time Behaviour Specialist to join our team based in Dunedin.  To be successful in this role your personal values will align with those of Community Care Trust: Respect, Reliability, Transparency, and Responsiveness. 

This is a full-time, salaried position, with usual hours of work being Sunday to Thursday 8.30 - 5.00pm.  You will also be included in the Crisis Behaviour Support on-call roster. Occasionally, work is required outside of these hours, so a degree of flexibility is required. Behaviour Specialists undertake our in-house Behaviour Specialist Competency Based Training with an expectation that this be completed within 24 months (there is recognition for relevant prior learning). 

Since our inception in 1995 we have evolved as an innovative and progressive organisation, guided by what each person’s unique support needs are, and what they want to achieve in their life.  Our values underpin our practice and we “walk the talk,” staying true to the philosophy that people have the right to determine their own life.   

Our team are diverse, dedicated and professional.  We recognise the difference between good and great support is a well-trained team and we invest significantly in this area.

Our work is varied, and we partner with a range of people including people with an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, youth, dual diagnosis, and people with a disability that have committed a criminal offence. 

A key factor to your success will be the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with people we support, family/whānau, our teams and with external stakeholders.   

You will be a welcome addition to our team if you have:

  • Experience working in disability or mental health service
  • Sound knowledge of the IDCC&R act, and experience working with Care Recipients
  • Good knowledge of the principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) including Non-Aversive practice
  • Committed to the principles of Enabling Good Lives
  • A proactive and person-centered approach to supporting people with a disability
  • Experience in the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Proficiency in report writing and using Microsoft Office

We would prefer you have:

  • Previous experience in a behaviour support service or similar
  • Tertiary qualification with a degree in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, (other relevant disciplines may be considered)

Our organisation has a strong commitment to safeguarding children and any employees will be vetted to a level appropriate to the role for which they have applied. 

We are committed to equal opportunities and value diversity in our workforce.

We welcome your application via our website or contact if you have any questions.  

Applications close 27th April 2023