When working in a Complex Behavioural setting, our models are:

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Informed

  • Evidence Based



Some of the clinical strategies that we use at ESS to facilitate a therapeutic environment for both staff and the people we support include:

•MI - Motivational Interviewing

•DBT- Dialectal Behaviour



ESS provide care to participants with highly complex needs and behavioural challenges, using a fluid strengths based services model where a number of approved and proven techniques are employed by support staff as required or within a scheduled program to achieve desired outcomes. In order to maintain a consistently high level of care and staff are continually upskilling and exercising best practice methods.

At ESS we are experienced in managing behaviours of concern including:

1.Suicide and Self-Harm

2. Aggression and Violence

3. Depression

4. Anxiety



Example of a Complex Disability Model would include a mix of the above with additions such as:


•Positive Behaviour Support

•ABA – Applied Behavioural Analysis

•Social Stories

•Development of appropriate sensory experience

•Music, Art and Group Activities

•High engagement with Community & Programs, i.e. sport, education, cultural activities and leisure activities with adequate supports

•Referrals to community based partner services