Behaviour support services
Behaviour support services are delivered in response to specific Service Requests within the framework of an Individual Plan. There are three tiers of behaviour support services within Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC) that provide a continuum of behaviour support.
Community Support Teams (CST)
There are a number of CSTs spread geographically within each ADHC Region. CSTs provide behaviour support for people with emerging or established challenging behaviour. CST level support and interventions are typically delivered over a period not exceeding six (6) months.
Eligibility and allocation for behaviour support services from a CST occurs through the Regional Intake process. Some factors that will need to be considered include the complexity of need, risk of placement breakdown, risk of harm, systemic issues and availability of resources.
Regional Behaviour Intervention Teams (RBIT)
There is one RBIT operating in each ADHC Region. RBITs provide services to people with complex challenging behaviours or where time limited interventions have not been sufficient to enable the family/carer to respond effectively to the behaviour. RBITs are able to provide a more intensive service in relation to assessment. They are able also to assist the primary carer to implement behaviour support strategies, to monitor outcomes and to review progress. A Service Request can be made to StatewideBIS where additional expertise is required.
Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service (SBIS)
The Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service is a unique tertiary service designed to enhance behaviour support capacity across the State. SBIS provides a highly specialised, resource-intensive, specialist behaviour support service to other Behaviour Support Practitioners.
To be eligible for service from SBIS a Service user must be eligible for service from CSTs and be designated a regional priority.
Read more about behaviour support.
Read more about challenging behaviour.
For more information
Contact your local ADHC Information, Referral and Intake service for further information about behaviour support services.