Job Title Behaviour Support Specialist - Sydney
Location Lizard Centre Lane Cove
Position Description

The Company: 

Lizard Centre is Australia's leading provider of evidence-based intervention and ABA/PBS therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related developmental delays. 

The Role: 

We are looking for two Behaviour Support Specialists to join our growing team based in Sydney. Reporting to the Senior Centre Clinician, this role will develop and supervise skill building programs for children over 3 years old with ASD and related developmental delays. If you are experienced in successfully demonstrating and implementing ABA approaches, then keep reading on!

As the Behaviour Support Specialist, you will:  

Conduct all clinical aspects of a child’s program throughout their journey with Lizard. This includes conducting initial consultation & assessments, writing progress reports, and training families in behaviour management. 

Design and implement individualised Behaviour Intervention Plans including training of Therapists and Parents in the use of BIP’s 

Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with clients in a manner that promotes the clients’ overall relationship and satisfaction with the Centre 

Coach, mentor and guide therapists both in-centre and in the child’s home or school with regular supervision 

Maintain high levels of acquisition in the program by monitoring, and problem-solving. This includes conducting a combination of face-to-face and telehealth sessions

Liaise with children’s school/day-care/other allied health professionals and parents to ensure consistency across the child’s support network 

Design and deliver training programs for parents, clinical staff & external stakeholders as required 

Identify high risk behaviours and provide practical advice on complaints and Incidents 

This role is based in our Sydney centre/hub with travel to clients’ homes and the community (KMs will be reimbursed) 

About you 

To be a successful applicant you will possess the following: 

 Bachelor’s Degree in special education, Psychology or related field; or be working towards or hold their BCBA/BCaBA registration 

2 years+ demonstrated experience in application of ABA principles and practices, delivering and supervising ABA programs for children

Hands on experience in identifying performance gaps, training and mentoring 

Ability to conduct behaviour analytic assessments, including the VB MAPP and ABLLS 

Ability to conduct functional assessments and design function-based behaviour support plans 

Ability to work within a team environment and adhere to professional conduct standards 

Passion for working with children and families 

Desirable Criteria: 

Registration with the NDIS as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner 

Experience training other staff and families in Positive Behaviour Support Plans 

Qualified BCBA 

Flexibility in working within a centre; as well as travelling to homes and delivering services via telehealth 

Why work with us:

Rewarding experience of changing the lives of children and their families. 

Opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team of like-minded ABA and PBS professionals 

Opportunity to complete supervised independent fieldwork and/or receive BCBA/BCaBA supervision 

You will receive regular clinical supervision as part of your role which aligns with BACB guidelines 

If you would like to join a company that truly cares about its customers and making a difference in families and your life? Please apply today with an updated Resume/CV