Many people experience behavioural difficulties that require expert assessment and intervention in order to live the life they want and make sure themselves and others are safe.
Positive Behaviour Support
Specialist Behaviour Support
At Journey we have a team of highly skilled Behaviour Support Practitioners who can provide a range of services to support the reduction of behaviours that others find challenging and create positive change. We are a professional outfit, only employing practitioners who are registered Allied Health Professionals with specific experience in the field. We also focus on providing the very best in evidence-based practice, ensuring our Behaviour Support Plans are informed by the latest advances in science and practice as well as being person-centred and user friendly.
At Journey we’re also big on training. We know that a plan without the time, energy and expertise to implement is unlikely to be effective. Our practitioners are all confident trainers and see training support staff, family and others as a central part of the work we do.
Some of our behaviour support services include:
- Completion of specialist Functional Behavioural Assessments (FBA) to determine the reasons for the behaviour and help inform strategy development
- Development of comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans that identify strategies to reduce behaviours of concern, promote a safe environment and improve quality of life
- Develop Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans for the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices, in line with NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
- Provide training and coaching to families, carer’s and support staff on how to safely and effectively implement behaviour support strategies.
- Organise and facilitate care team meetings and case conferences involving multiple stakeholders
- Develop emergency response plans for clients with high-risk behaviours requiring immediate support
- Provide critical incident debriefing to family and staff teams
Our practitioners support people aged 7-55 years and specialise in working with those with Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health difficulties. We come to you and work across many settings including the family home, client’s home, school, day program, those living alone and those in Specialist Disability Accommodation or other supported living environments.
Why choose Journey for Positive Behaviour Support?
Not all Behaviour Support Practitioners are created equal. Behaviour Support is a very specialised and at times risky area of work that requires practitioners who really know the field and are able to confidently engage family and staff groups to achieve real change. At Journey we don’t compromise on quality and have assembled a team of highly skilled Practitioners who have what it takes to get results that can be sustained in the long term and help everyone feel supported in the process. All Journey practitioners are:
- Qualified Clinical, General or Educational and Developmental Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers
- Registered Behaviour Support Practitioners with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
- Registered professionals with the appropriate regulatory body ie., AHPRA, AASW or PACFA
- Work under the specialist supervision of Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Zoe Perry
- Have specific skills and training in Positive Behaviour Support in addition to their professional training
- Take on cases based on the appropriateness of their skills to the person’s diagnosis, situation and behaviours of concern
- Have varying expertise covering work with individuals with intellectual disability, ASD and other developmental and learning disabilities, and mental health difficulties, including dual disability.