The importance of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) 

Rise NDIA registered PBS Practitioners support individuals, families and carers to identify the function of a behaviour and determine the strategies and supports that are required to meet the individual’s needs to live a happier life.
No matter who we are, we all use behaviours to communicate with others. If our needs are not being met and we are unhappy, we can all engage in behaviours that can be concerning and unsafe to ourselves and/or others. These behaviours are often referred to as behaviours of concern. This is where Positive Behaviour Support (or PBS) can assist.
Positive Behaviour Support is an evidence-based approach that aims to increase the quality of life of the individual, thereby reducing the need to engage in behaviours of concern.

How can Rise assist with PBS?
Rise provides a quality PBS service developed on a best practice model that puts the person at the centre of their own planning.
The Rise PBS Framework is built on six pillars of best practice:

  • Human Rights
  • Improving Quality of Life
  • Evidence Based
  • Person Centred
  • Supported Decision Making
  • Trauma informed

 Rise provides a responsive and flexible service to participants and other stakeholders. Our team is dedicated to meeting your needs on your terms. The Rise PBS program adheres to all regulations and our staff are trained, registered and conversant with all relevant legislation.
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Specifically, Rise can assist with:

  • Interim behaviour support and safety plans: We carry out an initial assessment and then develop interim plans with the participant and their supporters to meet specific deadlines and report requirements.
  • Comprehensive behaviour support plans: This includes conducting a Functional Behaviour Assessment, several  consultations with the participant and their supports to meet the needs of the individual person, and protocols and procedures for regulated restrictive practices, including fade-out plans.
  • Reviewing current behaviour support plan: The review and evaluation of the current behaviour support plan, including additional consultations with the participant and their supports, current Functional Behaviour Assessment, and a review of the protocols and procedures for regulated restrictive practices.
  • Quality Assurance Panel Process: The Rise Positive Behavioural Support team have two WAIS registered Independent Practitioners that can provide support with the Quality Assurance Panel Process across WA and throughout Australia. The Independent Practitioner Register is currently managed by WA Individualised Services (WAIS). To access this service, please contact:

How much does it cost?
The PBS service is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) under the line-item Capacity Building – Improved Relationships. If you feel this service is needed and not funded within your plan, speak to your Support Coordinator or NDIS Planner for information regarding accessing the Rise services.

The registered Rise Independent Practitioner can also support with external supervision charged at a competitive hourly rate and can be engaged for a minimum of one hour. Please contact Margaret at: or call 0408 946 149  for more information.

Contact Margaret at Rise today

Rise’s Positive Behaviour Support Program is led by Margaret Bates who is a qualified and experienced practitioner with expertise in understanding positive behaviour change and working with the person and their support system towards improved quality of life outcomes. 
To find out more or place a referral, contact Margaret at  or call 0408 946 149.

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You may qualify under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) for support. Rise can help you every step of the way to understand, apply for and use funding in a way that suits you.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides Australians who are living with disability access to services through centralised funding that is provided directly to the individual. As a registered provider through NDIS, Rise is able to offer people living with disability services such as supported accommodation and community support, that is covered under their NDIS Plan.

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