As part of an agency team, an ABA therapist works directly with children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in the provision of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. ABA services includes group and/or individual sessions in the areas of communication skills, behaviour management/emotional regulation, social/interpersonal skills and daily living skills.
This is a full-time contract until March 31, 2022.
There are two positions available.
Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing services to young people from birth to age 29 and their families in East Toronto. Formed in January 2020 through the amalgamation of Aisling Discoveries and East Metro Youth Services, Strides Toronto provides a range of community, residential and treatment services to improve the mental, social, and physical health of infants, children, youth and their families. 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.
As Lead Agency for infant, child and youth mental health in Toronto, Strides Toronto works with 25 core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that transform access to services, experience of services and the mental health outcomes for Toronto’s diverse communities.
Strides Toronto has a budget of $30 million and more than 350 employees providing services out of 19 locations across East Toronto. The organization Is accredited by the Centre for Accreditation and the predecessor organizations have a long history of providing high-quality services in East Toronto.
Why work with us?
Be part of a long history of leadership and evidence informed practice in child, youth and family service.
Join a skilled and dedicated team who are passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive.
Experience opportunities for growth and professional development.
Be committed to creating a positive and rewarding work environment.
Share an organizational culture of on-going learning and quality improvement.
Bring high standards for performance and implementation of best practices and demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
Expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Join a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak more than 23 languages.
What will you do?
Deliver group-based or one-to-one Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to children and
· Develop and implement ABA program curriculum and adjusts service delivery accordingly;
· Provide behaviour management/crisis intervention as required;
· Develop group or individual goals and strategies, monitor client progress;
· Prepare, deliver, and present teaching materials for client’s group and/or individual programming;
· Administer functional assessments to best determine intervention plan;
· Identify additional service needs as appropriate including recreational services and multidisciplinary services;
· Liaise with other program staff regarding all aspects of delivering ABA services;
· Provide direct service hours consistent with Agency requirements
· Create initial behaviour plans with baseline assessment data to develop individualized client goals for treatment in collaboration with supervisor and caregiver;
Create progress reports with client’s outcome results as well as strategies used to teach skills
· Deliver Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) parent coaching and education in a group setting or one on one;
Develop and implement caregiver training /education;
· Deliver Autism Services Orientation sessions;
· Identify additional services as appropriate and share resources in the community
Maintain up to date records of all relevant client data.
What are we looking for?
3 year Community college diploma in Behavioural Science;
2 years of experience working with children and youth with autism in groups using the principles of ABA;
Knowledge of the autism spectrum disorder with understanding of the principles of applied behavior analysis;
· Understanding of Ontario Autism Program (current and historical information);
· Familiarity with Professional and Compliance Code for Behaviour Analysis;
Knowledge of community resources and partner agencies to make referrals and transfer clients;
· Experience with Microsoft office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams.
Fluency in another language(s);
· CPR and First Aid certification;
· Non-violence crisis intervention certification;
· Experience with Boardmaker Studio.
This role is a part of OPSEU Local 567 bargaining unit.
Salary range from $50,230 to $57,258.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience and how you meet the requirements for this position. The application deadline is September 29, 2021.
Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of 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.