Jill Hellemans

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst & Certified Special Educator, PostGradDipCouns, MSpecEd, BCBA

Jill is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and a Special Educator with long established experience working with children with complex learning and developmental disabilities. Jill obtained her Master’s Degree in Special Education at Macquarie University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.

A leader in her field, Jill co-developed and launched Sydney’s first not for profit, early intervention service focused on implementing the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) embedded within a family focused model. This program broke the mould by imbedding ABA into a transdisciplinary model and thereby making the science more accessible to families and educational institutes. Jill also has run her own private practice in Sydney’s inner west.

Jill is an experienced and dynamic presenter who is often invited to orchestrate workshops and presentations throughout Sydney, regional NSW and abroad.  Jill is highly skilled in implementing functional behaviour assessments, functional communication training and curriculum modification.  Jill uses her years of experience in supervision and mentoring to develop a successful and unique coaching model that provides school wide consultation in positive behaviour support that builds the capacity of teachers.

Jill’s is not new to MultiLit – in 2008 Jill partnered with MultiLit to launch the Reading Tutor Program to a school for underprivileged children in Bangalore, India. There she trained international and local volunteers to implement the program with at-risk students. Jill joined MultiLit in early 2020 and is currently involved in MultiLit’s Positive Teaching and Learning Initiative. This program sets the platform to develop products for teachers and schools that bridge the gap between research and practice with a goal to bring evidence-based and practical strategies into the classroom.

With a genuine ambition to educate, help and support families and professionals, Jill is keen to share her knowledge and enthusiasm to help children reach their full potential.

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