When to consider Behaviour Support Services

Behaviour Support services should be considered if someone you care for uses challenging behaviours. Challenging behaviours are those that:

  • put the physical safety of the person and those around them at risk, e.g. biting, hitting, throwing themselves against things etc.
  • result in the person being denied participation or access to community facilities and activities, e.g. not allowed entry into the local swimming pool

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred therapy approach where we work alongside the person who uses challenging behaviours and their supports to understand what triggers their behaviours, so that the best plan can developed to help them. The plan will outline recommendations that will ultimately lead to the reduction and/or elimination of those behaviours, and any associated restrictive practices.

Our promise is to help improve the quality of life of the person and those who support them. This includes developing the skills of those supports, so that the person’s needs are met and they have the opportunities to make meaningful social connections and participate in the activities they enjoy.

What kind of NDIS funding is needed to access Behaviour Support Services?

As a registered NDIS provider, Everyday Independence follows the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission guidelines.

According to the NDIS Commission, a person must have Improved Relationships funding which can be found under the Capacity Building Supports budget in their NDIS plan, to access Behaviour Support services. This funding allows an NDIS Commission registered Behaviour Support Practitioner to develop and implement Behaviour Support Plans that can be authorised by the relevant states and territories.

How do I refer a person for Behaviour Support management?

Our Positive Behaviour Support practitioners include Occupational Therapists, Mental Health nurses, Social Workers and Developmental Educators that work in teams across Australia.

Many of our teams have immediate availability for behaviour support services. Please complete our online enquiry form or call 1300179 131 to speak to one of our friendly team members.