Careers | The Benevolent Society

Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Full time position based in Port Macquarie/Coffs Harbour
  • $88k - $105k inclusive of super + salary packaging 
  • Flexible friendly organisation with WFH & part time hours considered   

We are Australia’s first charity, providing a range of Disability, Child, Youth and Family and Aged Care services across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. We are a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation that has assisted people, families and communities to achieve positive change since 1813. 

About the role   

Collaborate and work closely with other Allied Health Professionals under our multi-disciplinary model to provide tailored support to meet our clients' goals. You will have a wide and varied client case load, from children to adults with various intellectual and psychosocial disabilities. Our team is here to support you with weekly or fortnightly supervision from our Senior Practitioners, monthly communities of practice where you can share and learn with your colleagues and ongoing support from our Allied Health professionals and your Team Leader.   


  • Develop Functional Behavioural Assessments and Behaviour Analysis Support Plans   
  • Liaise and consult with clients, hospital and community staff, carers/family members, relevant agencies, and government departments, as appropriate   
  • Provide direct behavioural interventions in group and individual settings   
  • Use behavioural, psychological, and evidence-based theories to develop and implement program designs and interventions   
  • Build and develop strong relationships with key stakeholders   
  • Adhere to NDIS quality and safeguard commission requirements   

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.  
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.  
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years   
  • Wellness -Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.    
  • Professional development – monthly Communities of Practice- share experiences with your peers and find positive solutions + leadership training opportunities & regular clinical supervision
  • Sponsorship and relocation assistance- Visit our Careers page to find out more

Skills and Experience  

  • A degree in relevant field   
  • Evidence of self-assessment or evidence of application to Quality Safeguard Commission (or willingness to obtain, 3hr reimbursement provided by us)  
  • An ability to communicate and appropriately respond to needs of people of all abilities and cultural backgrounds   
  • Work within a client centric approach while maintaining a positive mindset   
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills   
  • Current NSW drivers' licence and willingness/ability to travel to clients   

Apply today!  

To apply please follow the link and submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role

Contact Lucy 0404 490 413 for a friendly confidential discussion

Click here for Position Profile

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.