What this Service offers
The reason for doing a ‘positive behaviour support’ (PBS) assessment is to help us really understand who a person is so that we can work out why they are doing the things they do, and how we can best support them to achieve a good quality of life.
A range of assessments may be conducted to assist in the following:
- Detailed understanding of the individual’s background including relevant history, diagnosis and implications, health, current situation and skills/interests.
- Clear explanation on the meaning of the person’s behaviour and the things which make the behaviour more or less likely to occur.
- Suggestions for steps the team can take to improve quality of life for the individual, including strategies that lead to positive engagement and reduce behaviours that are concerning.
- A general understanding of PBS and why we use this approach.
- Where applicable, identification of behaviour support legislative requirements and ways to meet these obligations.
Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. Services may be available in other Victorian regional areas. Please call to discuss.
Services are available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Access to Service
Please be in contact with us via our CONTACT PAGE for more information.
Our services can be accessed via funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funding packages or by independent funding sources.
Eligibility for Service
- People with complex presentations and/or complex support needs. This includes but is not limited to individuals with:
- People with a diagnosed disability or dual diagnosis
- Engagement with multiple service sectors , for example disability, mental health, Justice, Education
- Behaviours of concern which are of an intensity, frequency or duration that may put themselves or others at significant risk of harm or which are resulting in the breakdown of vital supports or impacting significantly on other areas of the person’s life (home/accommodation, education/vocational, community engagement, etc)
- Families and support networks of people with complex presentations and/or complex support needs, including formal (medical professionals, teachers, funded roles, etc) and informal supports (friends, members of the community, etc)
- Service providers within the disability, mental health, other community, justice, welfare and sector
- Funding bodies including the National Disability Insurance Agency, National and State Government Departments, Not-for-profit and other non-government organisations and private individuals
More information on the service can be found here: Assessment Service - what to expect