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Behaviour Support Specialist

Organisation : Lizard Centre (part of AAA Nextt Group Pty Ltd)

Location : Brisbane, Melbourne, New South Wales, Perth, Sydney, VIC Regional, Victoria (Camberwell)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Families, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Dec, 2021

About the role

  • Multiple Positions are available across Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane
  • Full-time & Part-time positions available
  • A role that offers plenty of flexibility!


We are looking for a Full-time Behaviour Support Specialist/Program Supervisor to join our growing team based in our Camberwell office, Melbourne. Reporting to the Senior Centre Clinician, this role will develop and supervise skill-building programs for adolescents and children over 2 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 andParents 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 Melbourne centre 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
• 5 years+ demonstrated experience in application of ABA principles and practices, delivering and
supervising ABA programs for children and young adults with ASD
• 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 behavior 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 center; as well as traveling to homes and delivering services via telehealth



Working 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

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Lizard Centre (part of AAA Nextt Group Pty Ltd)

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 delay

How to apply

Position Description : JAS - Behaviour Support Specialist

If you would like the opportunity to apply for the role, please send through your resume with a cover letter
outlining why you are the best person to take up this opportunity.

For further information, please email your enquiry to Mounika Madadi:


Please quote in application: Behaviour Support Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities, #Families, #Mental_Health

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