Senior Clinician - Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner

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Work type: Full - Time (Auto), Part - Time (Auto)
Location: Melbourne CBD, Eastern Melbourne, Northern Melbourne, Southern Melbourne, Western Melbourne
Categories: Psychologist

Senior Clinician - Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner

Location:                 Melbourne CBD (Collins Street) with flexibility to work across various sites (North, East, South & West)
Vacancy Type:        Permanent - Full-time/ Part Time
Job reference:        494494

Salary range:          $110,929.72- $125,490.51 (Dependent on experience) + superannuation + salary packaging

Yooralla is seeking a dynamic and experienced Specialist Behaviour Support – Senior Clinician to join our dedicated team. As a Senior Clinician, you will utilize Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), a human-rights focused and evidence-based approach, to support individuals with disabilities in enhancing their quality of life and reducing behaviors of concern. 

Why Yooralla?

Yooralla specializes in providing support to children and adults with disability who present with behaviors of concern.

By taking a human rights focus and building on an evidence-based approach, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) focuses on increasing a person's quality of life and decreasing the frequency and severity of their behaviors of concern. We work in partnership with adults and children, their families and carers to enable them to live the lives they choose. Find out more about what we do.

  • Work with Victoria’s most established and recognised for purpose disability service provider with more than 100 years of experience offering high quality support services to people with disability. 
  • Our qualified multidisciplinary team uses a bio-psychosocial framework to provide holistic and meaningful supports and training to people with disability and their support networks.
  • We have a demonstrated record in the reduction of restrictive interventions at both an individual and organisational level, with behaviour support plans evaluated as being high in quality by the Behaviour Support Plan Quality Evaluation tool (BSP_QEII).

In addition to the above:

  • Fulfilling work supporting adults with disabilities to achieve their goals and lead self-determined lives.
  • Extensive formal and informal professional development opportunities, with a generous allowance and paid study leave.
  • Leadership opportunity to provide clinical supervision.
  • Supportive employer promoting work/life balance and flexibility, offering full-time or part-time roles and accommodating flexible hours and locations of work.
  • Administrative and logistical support, including assistance with intake, NDIS coordination, and billing.
  • Competitive salary with salary packaging options, along with generous paid leave entitlements for personal, caring, or parental purposes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate effectiveness through direct clinical work.
  • Manage a complex clinical case load using person/family-centered frameworks and evidence-informed interventions.
  • Provide supervision to Positive Behaviour Support team, Provisional Psychologists (if you are a registered Psychologist) and clinical students.
  • Apply concepts of disability and PBS.
  • Develop Interim Behaviour Support Plans and conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments.
  • Translate assessment findings into evidence-informed Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Implement and adapt strategies to different environments.
  • Deliver evidence-based interventions to improve quality of life.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Conduct psychological assessments and counselling as part of the Yooralla Psychology Clinic (if you are a registered Psychologist).
  • Participate in professional development and practice supervision.

About You

You must have excellent communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills, alongside a proven ability to manage relationships with stakeholders. You must demonstrate analytical and problem-solving capabilities and have an understanding of sector-wide issues and clinical service delivery models. While not mandatory, lived experience of disability is considered highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess a genuine passion for working with and supporting people with disabilities, demonstrating an ethical, client-focused approach to their work. They should be a team player with strong leadership skills, fostering collaboration and teamwork while respecting diversity, culture, and values. The candidate should empower individuals to exercise choice and control over their lives, maintaining integrity, honesty, and accountability in all interactions and decisions.

To be successful in this role you’ll share Yooralla’s values and have:

  • Registration as an Advanced/Specialist Practitioner under the NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework.
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical experience as a Proficient/Advanced Practitioner, ideally under the NDIS PBS Capability Framework.
  • Post-graduate qualification in psychology (preferred but not essential).
  • Full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA (preferred but not essential).
  • Registration (or eligibility) as a Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board (AHPRA) (preferred but not essential).
  • Current National Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, and driver's license.
  • Access to own vehicle.


Sound like you? Hit Apply!

To find out more about this role or working with Yooralla, please contact Nada Grbec on 0499 472 346 or 


Our Culture

We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage people with disability, LGBTQIA+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands People to apply.

Find out more about our workplace culture

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