What this service offers
Our behaviour intervention service can either follow on from our assessment service or be engaged separately to provide support within the family home, supported accommodation, community or other setting. The aim of the service is to reduce behaviours which cause harm or reduce the quality of life of the person in order to help improve the lives of those we’re supporting and develop the capacity of those in their support network to understand the person’s needs and respond to behaviours.
- An increase in the general understanding of PBS and why we use this approach.
- An increase in understanding the function of the target behaviour(s)
- Clear guidelines (written, modeled, or other - dependent on your service agreement) in responding to the target behaviour(s) is provided
- An increased understanding and capacity to collect information and use it to make decisions about your interventions and supports
- A reduction in the use of consequent-driven or restrictive approaches
- Decreases in how often, how long or how intense the target behaviours happen
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 about the service can be found here: Behaviour Intervention Service - what to expect