ABA Therapist, Urgent Response Services
Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families. With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being for culturally diverse clients to reach their full potential. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. In its Lead Agency role, Strides Toronto collaborates with 23 publicly funded infant, child and youth mental health (ICYMH) core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that promote access, responsive service delivery and experience, and positive mental health outcomes for young people and families across Toronto's diverse communities. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.stridestoronto.ca
ABOUT THE ROLE
The ABA Therapist, Urgent Response Services is a full-time permanent position that provide time-limited services developed to provide a rapid response to a specific, identified needs to prevent further escalation or risk of harm to the child or youth, other people or property. The intervener will provide crisis support, parent mediator training, coaching and consultation to parents/ caregivers of the children and youth registered in the Urgent Response Service to improve child and family quality of life and prepare for successful participation in community programs. Work week would be 35 hours with regularly scheduled evenings and weekend work.
Salary range: $54,926 to $63,962 per annum.
Benefits: Competitive Group Health Benefits, Retirement Savings Plan.
Other: This position is represented by OPSEU local 567.
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WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?
- We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team.
- We provide a hybrid work model and competitive Group Health Benefits and Pension Plan.
- We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
- We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
- We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
- We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Support to families using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to promote parent competencies in managing and reducing at risk behaviours.
- Collaborate with supervisor to develop individualized behaviour protocols, and follow protocols for aggressive and disruptive behaviours.
- Deliver Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) parent coaching and education in a group setting or one on one. Parent coaching and education includes teaching caregivers to support their child in the areas of communication, behaviour management/ emotional regulation, social/ interpersonal skills and daily living skills.
- Develop and implement a plan for caregiver training/ education by modeling techniques and strategies so caregivers can utilize these techniques in the home and community.
- Deliver RUBI parent training for disruptive behaviours, Triple P Positive Parenting Group, Project IMPACT: teaching social communication to children with Autism for caregivers to have more knowledge of how to address specific behaviours with their children.
- Maintain up to date records of all relevant client data for any internal staff to find when needed to best support clients and ensure safety.
- Create Presentations using current software programs and utilize technology to deliver content to individuals and groups.
- Manage client appointments and scheduling in of workshop, presentations and individual sessions.
THE “MUST HAVES”
The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:
- 3-year Community College Diploma in Behavioural Science.
- 2 years of experience working with children and youth with autism, using the principles of ABA.
- Knowledge of the Autism Spectrum Disorder with understanding of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
- Knowledge of services provided within autism services as well as organization-wide
- Ability to navigate organization and interact with staff at all levels.
- Knowledge of the mission, mandate, objectives, strategic priorities, policies, guidelines and standards of the organization and the various departments.
- Understanding of Ontario Autism Program (current and historical information) - have a general understanding of the ministry changes, Ontario Autism Program funding options and how that will affect the clients and their delivery of service.
- Professional and Compliance Code for Behaviour Analysis.
- Knowledge of community resources and partner agencies to make referrals and transfer clients if needed.
- First Aid Training at CPR – C level.
THE ‘NICE TO HAVES’
While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following:
- Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the organization.
- Knowledge of Boardmaker Studio – for developing materials.
- Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.
BEFORE STARTING WITH US
As our work puts us in direct contact with young people and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy.
- A Vulnerable Sector police check.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is December 5, 2022.
Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: racialized, Black, and/or people of colour, people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.
We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.