MYST Behaviour Support Service focuses on supporting families of young people in supporting behaviour across multiple settings.
Our team assist to identify triggers and stressors to behaviour, and appropriate techniques to support that person.
Our aim is inclusion and ensuring behaviour doesn’t prevent involvement for that person.
- Interviews with family, carers, teachers and other support staff
- An assessment on environmental factors which contribute to behaviour
- Finding techniques to best support the person according to their preferences
- Assist families and carers to implement plans and strategies
- A monitoring process
- Capacity building and education of family, staff and other support
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Behaviour Support Manager and Practitioner
Jeramy Nusco heads up the behaviour support services at MYST. With a background leading a Behaviour Support team for a Statewide service, he has chaired a restricted practices panel, run training for internal workers and other organisations, including the provision of behaviour support to families and organisations.
Jeramy also delivers training in Disability, Mental Health, Community Services and Youth Work for private colleges in the online education space, but still runs evening classes in Mental Health at a local University. Here he had the opportunity to present at three conferences, whilst also being a major contributor to disability symposiums in Sydney 2016-2017.
With work in child protection, community development and youth work- Jeramy uses these experiences to ensure the work delivered is always person-centred and focuses on a person’s needs rather than what behaviour they show.
Jeramy sits as a board member for another not-for-profit organisation in Sydney’s South West, and is undertaking his 12th qualification pertaining to community services, mental health, management and disability.
Behaviour Support Practitioner
Emma Donlevy is part of the behaviour support team at MYST. Emma has a background in government and non-government disability organisations leading clinical teams that focus on supporting people with complex needs including mental health, drugs and alcohol, contact with the criminal justice system and trauma across NSW. Emma has established and chaired restricted practice panels, led internal organisational training for staff, worked with indigenous young people and their families in regional and remote NSW in the provision of behaviour support and therapeutic intervention and developed service and accommodation models for people with complex presentations. Emma is experienced working with children and young people in foster care, out of home care, residential services, custodial or community and family settings.
Emma has presented on behaviour support at the BILD conference in the UK in 2016 as well as at the ACSO Criminal Justice Conference in Melbourne in 2016. She is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer and Counsellor. Emma has also provided behaviour support consultation and training in Tennant Creek for the past three years and has significant insight into the relationship between disability, indigenous identity and contact with the criminal justice system.
Emma has a background in education and is a member of the Just Reinvest NSW Implementation Committee which advocates for a reduction in the number of indigenous young people incarcerated in NSW. She has postgraduate qualifications in education, social health, counselling and forensic disability.
"Because we are able to provide intensive and targeted support, individuals and families with complex needs receive a level of support that is proportional and appropriate to their level of need. Without this service individuals and families with high and complex needs would experience increased periods of crisis with little or no capacity to resolve the crisis."
MYST acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples. MYST recognises the strength, capacity and resilience of past and presentAboriginal people in this region we we offer our respect to the Elders both past and present of theBlue Mountains.
MYST does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.