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Graduate APO Officer Role

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Permanent Full Time
25 days ago

At Aruma, we support people with disabilities to live great lives. It’s the reason we exist – after all, why should anyone have to settle for anything less? And to make this a reality, we rely on the skill and commitment of our Aruma team.

Our Aruma team is an incredible bunch of people. They’re bold, brave and courageous. They see possibilities where others may not. They stand up for the things that matter and stand together as a team. And while they’re serious about human rights, they have a knack for finding joy in life – even in the most unexpected places.

When you’re part of the Aruma team, you’re not just supporting people. You’re pioneering new paths, challenging assumptions, daring to think differently, and telling society to raise its bar higher.

About the Opportunity...

We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for a Graduate APO Officer Position.

This opportunity will suit an individual who has recently graduated from a tertiary degree in the following disciplinaries: Health, Social Science or Psychology. This newly created graduate position will allow a pathway into becoming a Behaviour Support Practioner within a 12-18 Month timeframe and is a great learning opportunity for somebody who is ready to use their degree/skills & experience in the disability sector within a well-known organisation.

The Graduate Authorised Program Officer (Victoria) role is to gather data on Restrictive Practices and Reportable Incidents and successfully report this data to the relevant internal and external bodies. The enhanced component as a Graduate Authorised Program Officer (APO) for Victoria is to coordinate the approvals process for the implementation of Behavioural Support Plans for Aruma customers under the Victorian legislated approvals process. The team is positioned in Safeguarding and Practice under the leadership of the Investigation and Complaints Manager.

A day in the life of a APO Officer...

The role will work closely with Operational Team’s in both Adult Support Services and Children Support Services, the Quality Safeguarding and Practice Excellence Team, Therapeutic Services Support Team and other organisational support functions, the ability to navigate a variety of systems, following relative legislation and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels, is critical to the success of this role

What success looks like...

  • Ensure the approvals process for the implementation of Behavioural Support Plans for Aruma customers under the Victorian legislated approvals process
  • Ensuring Aruma practices relating to reportable incidents and restrictive practices are compliant with relevant legislative requirements and organisational values
  • Accurate and timely advice to managers and relevant stakeholders regarding Behavioural Support Plan development
  • Effective Records Management System Developed and maintained relating to Behavioural Support Planning approval process, Restrictive Practices and Reportable Incidents
  • Accurate and timely reports provided to appropriate stakeholders outlining progress on Behavioural Support Plan Development for Aruma customers and highlighting areas of concern.
  • Strong, collaborative partnerships built with internal and external stakeholders

Working Relationships...

Develop positive, collaborative working relationships with the following key stakeholders:

  • Operational Leadership and Key personnel
  • Quality, Safeguarding and Practice Team
  • Therapeutic Support Services Team
  • Behaviour Support Practioner's - Internal and External
  • Aruma Coordinator Investigations and Complaints/Notifications Officer
  • NDIS Commission
  • Other state and national external regulatory bodies

Must Haves...

  • A health related degree or similar
  • A willingness to learn and rotate throughout various parts of the business
  • A passion for the disability sector
  • A passion for learning about Restrictive Practices and to become a Behaviour Support Practioner
  • A Valid NDISWC/Working with Children Check
  • Be available to commence ASAP
Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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