Intensive Behaviour Therapists

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Summary:

Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre strives to give children and their families the skills and knowledge not just to cope, but to thrive. Established in 1998, we are an accredited charitable organization providing prevention, early intervention, children’s mental health and autism services primarily in Scarborough and East York.   We work in partnership with families and communities to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of children and promote their healthy development.  Serving almost 13,000 people last year, Aisling Discoveries vision is a community where all children reach their full potential.

Position Summary:

As part of a community agency team, works directly with children with autism and their families in the provision of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) and interventions based on Applied Behaviour Analysis. The service is delivered in a centre-based environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides Intensive Behavioural Intervention in a one-on-one or group setting; including personal care requirements of the child.
  • Follows protocols for aggressive and disruptive behaviours.
  • Provides behaviour management/crisis intervention as required.
  • Monitors clients’ progress and effectiveness of individual programs.
  • Prepares, delivers and presents teaching materials for individual child’s program.
  • Maintains regular communication with families/legal guardians.
  • Establishes and ensures a therapeutic, motivating environment is maintained.
  • Provides IBI strategies to parents as requested.
  • Consults with Clinical Supervisors and Program Consultants under the direction of Agency Supervisor;
  • Liaises with Family Support Coaches.
  • Establishes and ensures on-going open communication amongst team members.
  • Provides direct service hours consistent with Agency requirements.
  • Collects data and graphs data in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that confidential information is stored and released only in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Writes reports and progress notes according to Agency policy and recording guidelines.
  • Flags exceptional circumstances, need for changes to program plan.
  • Provides schedule coverage as requested.
  • Participates in evidence-based intervention training and certification where required.
  • Adheres to Agency policies, procedures and practices.
  • Implements relevant program evaluation processes that ensure the program is meeting expected outcomes;
  • Ensures all incidents of a serious nature (e.g.  suspected abuse) are immediately reported in accordance with legislative/Agency requirements.
  • Participates and contributes as a team member to the ongoing review and development of TPAS services.
  • May participate in Agency or community task forces, committees, and/or work groups to support the work of the Agency.
  • Recognizes, identifies and reports problems, contentious issues and serious incidents and recommends solutions to the manager where appropriate.
  • Administers first aid as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Work is generally standardized, but employee chooses among a variety of guidelines within limits established by precedent or accepted practice in light of possible unpredictable aggressive client behaviours.
  • Analyzes data and uses judgment in selecting appropriate action, with help of Supervisor where there are not guidelines/precedents.
  • Must have demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement and adaptation to change.
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the community served by the Agency and awareness and sensitivity to diversity in the workplace and within the community are required.
  • Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major change at work; Working with new processes and people. Effective when working closely with people of diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  • Accomplishes tasks through concern for all areas involved; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Consistently maintaining a high productivity level; persevering long hours in order to achieve set goals.
  • Effectively identifies causes of problems and reaches sound conclusions after reviewing available information.
  • Team Player - Cooperation; Taking actions that demonstrate consideration for the feelings and needs of others;
  • Communication Skills: Very good oral and written communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree in Psychology and post-graduate Community College diploma in Behavioral Science or a 3-year Community College diploma in Behavioral Science.

    A solid knowledge of the autism spectrum with understanding of the intensive behavioural intervention approach as well as 1-2 years experience working with children. This position requires functional computer knowledge and ability to operate computers and related technology comfortably and efficiently, from word processing to data management. Upon hiring, therapists will be required to successfully complete a mandatory two-week provincial training program and undergo a competency based video evaluation of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) skills, reviewed by the Agency Supervisor TPAS Program Trainer. Training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is an asset. The position requires Police Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector Screening from the appropriate Police Service.

These are two (2) contract positions ending March 31, 2018
Start date: ASAP
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week. May be required to work evenings and weekends.
Salary Range: $44,107 - $51,131

How to apply:

Please submit resume with cover letter no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2017 to:

Manager Human Resources
Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre
325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110
Scarborough ON, M1B 5N1

E-mail: hr@aislingdiscoveries.ca

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.