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Creating brighter futures for children and their families

Program Supervisor

  • 504033
  • Sandringham, VIC, Australia
  • Full Time

Our Sandringham VIC team is seeking a Program Supervisor passionate about early childhood development to support our centre-based and community-based early intervention programs.

We have a very knowledgeable and dedicated transdisciplinary clinical team and allied health team, priding ourselves on providing clinical support and evidence based practices. We have regular group and individual supervision, in-house professional development and allied health team meetings.

At Early Start Australia, Sandringham we have a positive culture and welcoming team that we pride ourselves on. We enjoy team lunches, social events such as trivia, mindfulness down at the beach in summer during lunch, winter or walks after work.

Early Start Australia is a national multidisciplinary allied health organisation committed to delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children and their families - an organisation that prioritises building a fantastic team culture and working with children and their families to make a real difference to everyday lives of our clients.

What we offer you:

Early Start Australia is a national organisation - our clinics offer you the small practice feel with big corporate support. We have friendly and well-organised administration teams booking appointments, invoicing and managing NDIS changes, leaving our therapists to get on with what is most important to them.

When you join us, you will have access to some of the best brains across Australia. Early Start Australia provides additional professional leave days on top of your annual leave; a professional development budget for each therapist; monthly in-house training; and regular supervision.

In addition to a competitive salary and the incredible professional development and supervision on offer, you will also have access to performance incentives, flexible work options, our Mental Health and Wellbeing Program, paid parental leave and a discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices from groceries to movie tickets.

The Opportunity:

This role is for a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with extensive experience in implementing and supervising programs based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The role is for an individual with experience in staff training, VBMAPP assessments, behaviour support and a wide-ranging Applied Behaviour Analysis skill repertoire.

  • Conduct assessments for two types of intake; early intensive behavioural intervention (VBMAPP assessment to ascertain gaps in development), and challenging behaviour consults (functional behaviour assessments).
  • Conduct skills assessments when needed. Considering clients skills requirements for home, school and other environments.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor individualised programs for individuals diagnosed with ASD and related disorders.
  • Plan for treatment by monitoring client progress, analysing data/graphs, modifying teaching procedures/treatment goals, and designing instructional stimuli.
  • Provide supervision and training to behaviour technicians. Present topics and trainings to therapists monthly at Professional Development meetings.
  • Train family members, teachers and other support workers on implementing ABA procedures.
  • Working with other Health Professionals, including but not limited to Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists, in overall case management of clients.
  • Maintain documentation, provide periodic reports on client progress, and update programs when necessary.
  • To provide training and feedback to the direct therapy staff (RBTs) using Organisational Behaviour Management methods currently in place.
  • To have your own caseload of 15-18 clients each.
  • Provide BCBA supervision to our interns accruing experience hours.

What do you need to join?

  • BCBA Qualification.
  • Extensive Applied Behaviour Analysis experience.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Extensive experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Compliance – Working with Children Check, National Police Check, NDIS workers screening check, Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, First Aid Training, Driver’s License & Vehicle.

Apply now:

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a growing organisation committed to making a real difference to the everyday lives of children and their families.

***Closing date is not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay***

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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