Why Work At Interaction?

Interaction Disability Services as an organisation prides itself on our values.  Our latest employee survey shows 97% of our staff individually taking pride in our values too.  This makes for a fantastic place to work!

Looking after our employees is just as important to us as the person-centred approach we have towards the people we serve.  As a way to monitor employee satisfaction, Interaction arranges (via an independent agency) bi-annual staff surveys.  We give our employees the chance to answer relevant and important questions, and provide their opinions on a wide range of topics within the organisation.

These surveys provide the opportunity for complete anonymity, and ensures Interaction is accountable for creating policies, procedures and a general working environment.  This creates a positive impact on our employees.

Do you want a healthy work/life balance within a flexible workplace?  Are you willing to contribute to improving the lives of people we serve?  Take a look at our current Positions Vacant section.  Interaction is always looking for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with experience, through to those looking for a rewarding career path.

If the specific role you are looking for is not available right now, don’t let that stop you from completing an application for employment. Our HR Department will keep on file and review when a position does come up that would be suitable to your skills and requirements.

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Behaviour Support Practitioner/Psychologist

Interaction’s team of registered and provisional psychologists take a positive approach to behaviour support, and are highly skilled in the provision of support needed for people with disability and their families.  They facilitate individual and group skills training to assist people to build relationships and participate in the community, and work collaboratively with individuals, families and carers to improve their ongoing relationships.  Our psychologists provide specialised early intervention, individual and group therapies that can flexibly meet participant’s current and future needs, and provide a range of individual assessments, training, interventions and therapeutic supports as part of an individual NDIS plan or through consultancy.

Part of a Behaviour Support Practitioner/Psychologist responsibilities are:

  • Assessment e.g. functional behaviour, capacity to consent, intelligence, mental health screening
  • Intervention plans e.g. behaviour intervention and support, incident prevention & response, skill development, psycho-education, environmental (e.g. routines, reward systems)
  • Clinical consultation – individual e.g. crisis and transition support, liaison with key stakeholders including medical and allied health teams
  • Clinical consultation – systemic e.g. house practices, integrating person specific PWS support needs, barriers to plan implementation
  • Therapy, individual and group e.g. emotion regulation, problem solving
  • Early Intervention e.g. transition to school, parenting and behaviour, sibling support

House Manager

Interaction’s House Managers are responsible for managing our Social Educators to deliver quality / person-centered / customer focused outcomes for participants being supported.  Within the parameters of the role, the position is responsible for the quality of services, ensuring timeliness and working within the agreed budget.  The role is also responsible for implementing a planned approach to the professional development of the team members.

Part of a House Manager’s responsibilities are to:

  • Provide direct hands on support to participants with intellectual disability
  • Have a good understanding of all their participants and their support team
  • Develop positive relationships with participants and their families
  • Coach, mentor and supervise Social Educators
  • Ensure participants are appropriately supported in exploring and resolving their needs, expectations and goals.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of supports and services available.
  • Ensure: quality of service; effective communication with participants; confidentiality, diversity awareness
  • Ensures team members possess required knowledge and approach situations flexibly and creatively.
  • Understand significant stakeholder relationships and their importance.
  • Contribute to positive relationships with relevant stakeholders