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ABOUT US

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 move forward through adversity and develop abilities and skills 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. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.stridestoronto.ca.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Intensive Behaviour Therapist is a full-time permanent role that works directly with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families in the provision of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) individual, small group and/or mediator sessions in the areas of communication, behaviour management/emotional regulation, social/interpersonal skills and daily living.  This position also provides adjunct parent education skill building sessions. The service is delivered in centre-based environments and at times through telehealth.  Some community implementation may be required (e.g., school, daycares).

Salary range:     $50,197 to $58,451 per annum

Benefits:            Competitive Group Health Benefits, Retirement Savings Plan.

Other:                 This role is a part of the OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

  • 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

  • Deliver direct behavioural services based on the principles of ABA, to children diagnosed with Autism.
  • Implement individualized Skill Acquisition Programs to increase appropriate behaviour for one to one or small group sessions
  • Collect and track data based on the client’s progress during the intervention
  • Provide direct parent mediated training using Behaviour Skills Training (BST) models
  • Conduct direct assessments (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, FAST, FBA, FA, direct observation etc.).
  • Conduct indirect assessments with parents and caregivers
  • Complete administrative duties to ensure proper documentation as outlined by the Behavior
  • Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and Ministry requirements to ensure compliance
  • Assist clients with feeding, toileting, dressing (coats, shoes, etc.) and self-help skills as per individual need.

THE “MUST HAVES”

The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:

  • Degree or relevant diploma in Psychology, Social Services/Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Work and/or a Degree or Post-graduate certificate in Behavioural Sciences or Autism Behavioural Science, or completion of 2-week ministry approved training
  • Knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), and Intensive Behavioural Intervention.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Autism Program.
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health when working with clients and their families.
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of and imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts for the client.

THE ‘NICE TO HAVES’

While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Client information system knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.

BEFORE STARTING WITH US

As our work puts us in direct contact with youth 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 June 30, 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 range of cultures represented in the communities we serve.

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.

To apply for this job please visit stridestoronto.ca.

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