PCYC Queensland OSHC Behaviour Support Program Launches
PCYC Queensland has prioritised behaviour support across all services and employed a highly experienced Behaviour Support Officer, Brooke, to strengthen our inclusion support framework to support educators to identify, implement and facilitate positive behaviour strategies, and source, develop and deliver training to ensure staff have the skills and abilities to manage behaviours.
Behaviour Support mentoring and training has been undertaken throughout Townsville, Rockhampton and South East Queensland region. Our Behaviour Support Officer worked alongside our Educators to better understand the needs of individuals and groups of children. Each team critically reflected on their current Educator practises and service environments to review and update child support plans. Our support plans are created in collaboration with families as well as school support staff and external specialist agencies where possible.
At our Service Managers conference our leadership team participated in two behaviour focused workshops:
- Identifying triggers for behaviour concerns and identifying support strategies that can be used to support
- Developing child support plans to support the social and emotional development of individual children with diagnosed additional needs or children displaying behaviours of concern
At PCYC we are committed to supporting children’s individual needs and providing ongoing education and support to our Educators to keep them current with knowledge and skills to consistently improve how we support children’s needs.
“It has been a very enjoyable and busy two months since joining the OSHC team. Through visiting many services around the state, it is obvious that PCYC educators are committed to and passionate about providing a safe, inclusive and engaging environment for all children.” Brooke Bridges – Behaviour Support Officer