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Behaviour Therapist


Avista is a dynamic disability service providing clinical supports and residential services to children young persons and adults with complex disability needs and their families. We are establishing a Specialist Behaviour Support team as part of Arista’s core objectives within the Strategic plan. This post is being recruited for the specialist behaviour support team working across Specialised Service areas, Day Services, Community and Residential Service areas. The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team with excellent access to supervision and support. The candidate will work in partnership with staff teams and families, to supportindividuals within this specialist service to live their best lives.

Applications are invited for the following position.

Behaviour Therapist(s)

Dublin 35 hpw

Permanent Full Time

Salary: €41,075-€59,303

Req 25867

The successful candidate will have the following Essential requirements.

· A minimum of 5 years’ full-time experience working in the area of Intellectual Disability.

· Level 8 Health or Social Care Qualification.

· A minimum of 1 years’ experience in specialist area of Positive Behaviour Support.

· Knowledgeable of the following, Health Act, 2007(Care and support of residents in designated centres for person’s (Children and Adults) with disabilities) Regulations 2013, Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland (2018). Slainte Care (2018). New Directions 2016, Reopening day services 2022.

· Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork, IT Skills and effective caseload management skills.

· Full driving licence with access to own transport.

· Applicants should possess Level 2 behavioural competencies of Avista competency framework as set out in the job descriptions.

Why work with us, Our Benefits include:

·Excellent Career Progression Opportunities

· Supportive and innovative working environment

· Comprehensive Pension Scheme

· Generous annual leave entitlement

· Free onsite car parking

· Paid Maternity Leave & Sick Pay scheme ·

· Bike to work Scheme

· Tax Saver Travel Scheme

· Family friendly policies

· Access to Health Service Staffs Credit Union

· Continuous Professional Development

Please submit a Cover letter and CV as application via our website careers section at:

Informal enquiries to Lisa Lavelle, Director of Nursing

Tel; 087- 1036653 or email;

Closing date for receipt of applications: 16/04/2024

Interviews week commencing: 22/04/2024

Avista is an equal opportunities employer

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