Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Welcome to Lutheran Care! We’re a passionate and dynamic not-for-profit organisation committed to providing support to those who need it most. For over 50 years, we’ve been delivering a range of services that make a positive impact on people’s lives. Our current services include foster care, emergency relief, financial counselling, community programs, family support and education programs, homelessness services, Elcies Disability Care, and Op Shops. Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

We are an open organisation that welcomes and embraces people of all cultures, sexual orientations, gender identity, belief systems and circumstances. We value people and believe we are united by a shared desire to lead positive lives and be part of a strong, connected, supportive community where no one is left behind.

At Elcies Disability Care we are committed to supporting people with disabilities, working closely with our clients, their caregivers and support teams to build meaningful, tailored approaches that best suit each person’s individual needs.

This is where you come in! 

We are seeking two passionate Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners to join our team. In this role, you will enjoy in-house clinical oversight from one of South Australia’s leading PBS Principal Clinical Leads. This is a unique opportunity to thrive as an integral team member of the service with the support of experienced industry leaders.

If you are a new behaviour support practitioner who does not currently hold registration and you are looking for an agency to train you in Positive Behaviour Support, look no further! Under the guidance of our Clinical Lead Practitioner, Lutheran Care will support you to gain your Provisional License to practice as a PBS practitioner within our Elcies Disability Care Service.

Tertiary qualifications in Allied Health (Psychology, Development Education, Social Work) are essential for this position.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop person-centred Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans that are underpinned by the values, principles, domains and legislative requirements in line with the NDIS PBS Capability Framework.
  • Build rapport and work alongside individuals, their families and support teams to identify individualised quality approaches that increase a person’s wellbeing and meet their goals across multiple environments.
  • Utilise best practice principles to conduct individual functional assessments (FBA) that underpin strategies in your PBS plans.

Some out of hours work required.

Salary Packaging:

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI), such as Lutheran Care, to offer special tax concessions. Through salary packaging, these concessions allow an employee to increase their take-home pay.

To Apply:

For details about Lutheran Care, please browse our website. You can also check us out on our Lutheran Care Facebook page. To access our Job Description, please click on the above link.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact careers@lutherancare.org.au

All applications must include a Cover Letter and current Resume. Only applications submitted Via Seek, will be accepted. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team environment, within a progressive, customer-focused organisation.


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, a National Police clearance as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Drivers License and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel). In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption.

Lutheran Care is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and those from culturally diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close Tuesday Apr 18 2023 at 9.00am