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Avivo is a registered provider for Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred approach for supporting people in situations where there is a behaviour of concern.

For over 50 years, Avivo has been doing what it takes to support people and families to live life fully in their own homes and communities. We have extensive experience in supporting people across the disability, aged care and mental health sectors. Enquire today.

Avivo’s PBS service:

  • respects the person’s human rights;
  • ensures the person is at the centre of decisions related to their life and supports;
  • sees each person as unique and focuses on their inner strengths, and the strengths of their family and community;
  • acknowledges the person may have experienced trauma and manages this as well as they can;
  • aims to improve the person’s quality of life, including being healthy, comfortable, and able to participate in and enjoy life;
  • integrates the best available evidence into our practice;
  • helps our customers develop new skills; and
  • helps the family and support people to implement effective strategies and to reduce restrictive practices.

All of our services meet the requirements and standards outlined by the Quality and Safeguards Commission. Our team of registered Behaviour Support Practitioners are ready to support individuals, families, and carers by working with them to develop a Behaviour Support Plan. Contact the team to learn more.

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How does Avivo’s PBS service work?

The PBS service is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and can be found under the NDIS line-item Capacity Building Supports – Improved Relationships – Behaviour Support Intervention. You need to have this funding line-item in your NDIS plan to be able to work with our Behaviour Support team.

You can engage Avivo’s Behaviour Support Practitioners, whether or not you use Avivo for other supports and services. Find out more.

Avivo’s Behaviour Support Practitioners:

  • Work together with the person, their family and support people to develop strategies that are captured within a Behaviour Support Plan.
  • We work collaboratively with the people and other organisations in the person’s life to implement the Behaviour Support Plan.
  • We will support the person, their family and support people to ensure the strategies improve the person’s quality of life and decrease any restrictions.
  • We will provide ongoing training and review of outcomes, and reports to our customers and the NDIS to inform the progress of the Behaviour Support Plan and offer recommendations for ongoing funding where required.

What if PBS funding is not in the NDIS plan?

  • If the person self- or plan-manages their NDIS funding – contact the Support Coordinator, service provider or the NDIA who can assist with the process of having PBS funding included in the plan.
  • If a service provider manages the person’s NDIS funding – ask a Support Coordinator or check in with the organisation to see if PBS can be included in the plan.
  • You can explore having PBS included as a part of a plan review, or you can request a change in circumstances by completing an S.48 Form. More information on this process can be found here.

To find out more and to see if Avivo is the right fit, please fill in your details below and the team will be in touch.


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