Why St Jude’s for Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
Here at St Jude’s our team of positive behaviour support (PBS) practitioners is highly experienced in managing behaviours. Circumstances of which may be putting a person’s health, supports, relationships and/or lifestyle at risk and comply with the Rules of the NDIS 2018.
Our PBS team includes registered behaviour support practitioners, experienced in using person centred, evidence based approaches. Strategies may include skills development, making changes in a person’s environment, training others in the person’s life such as family or support workers and developing routines.
An NDIS behaviour support practitioner is a person whom the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner (NDIS Commissioner) considers suitable to undertake behaviour support assessments and to develop behaviour support plans that may contain the use of restrictive practices.
A Positive Behaviour Support Framework focuses on the knowledge and skills that underpin contemporary evidence-based practice. It reflects the diversity of and variation in the sector’s capability in delivering behaviour support and provides a pathway for recognition and professional progression for behaviour support practitioners.
These are the main categories of restrictive practices.
Seclusion is the sole confinement of a person with disability in a room or a physical space at any hour of the day or night where voluntary exit is prevented, or not facilitated, or it is implied that voluntary exit is not permitted
- Chemical restraint
Chemical restraint is the use of medication or chemical substance for the primary purpose of influencing a person’s behaviour. It does not include the use of medication prescribed by a medical practitioner for the treatment of, or to enable treatment of, a diagnosed mental disorder, a physical illness or a physical condition
- Mechanical restraint
Mechanical restraint is the use of a device to prevent, restrict, or subdue a person’s movement for the primary purpose of influencing a person’s behaviour but does not include the use of devices for therapeutic or non-behavioural purposes
- Physical restraint
Physical restraint is the use or action of physical force to prevent, restrict or subdue movement of a person’s body, or part of their body, for the primary purpose of influencing their behaviour. Physical restraint does not include the use of a hands-on technique in a reflexive way to guide or redirect a person away from potential harm/injury, consistent with what could reasonably be considered as the exercise of care towards a person
- Environmental restraint
Environmental restraint restricts a person’s free access to all parts of their environment, including items or activities
Funding For Positive Behaviour Support
Positive Behaviour Support can change someone’s life, by addressing the needs of the person with disability and ensuring the dignity and quality of life is safeguarded.
Get in touch with our team today to learn more about how our PBS team can assist you.