Autism Counselor

Job Location: Hamilton
Program: Hamilton Children, Youth, and Adult Programs
Job Type: Part-Time (up to 40 hours per week)
Number of Positions: 2
Start Date: As soon as possible
Posting Date: April 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Reports To: Program Manager
Woodview’s Hamilton Child, Youth, and Adult Autism Programs are currently seeking qualified, skilled individuals to deliver a variety of services based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and in compliance with Ministry standards and requirements. This position provides services and supports to children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Services are focused on skills development in the areas of:
  1. Life Skills
  2. Communication
  3. Social Skills
  4. Behaviour Management/Emotional Regulation
The start date for this position is as soon as possible.
Responsibilities:
ASD Counsellor is responsible for facilitating learning and the development of a variety of life and social skills through specialized programs and supports provided to children, youth, and adult clients with a diagnosis of ASD. Direct client support is the main component of this role. Clients are supported to learn skills through 1:1 instruction, structured and/or informal group learning opportunities, recreation and leisure activities. Additional programs take place in a variety of settings including residential, vocational, day support and in the community.
In addition to the above, key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Providing case management supports
  • Developing and implementing Individual Support Plans (ISP) and Behaviour Support Plans (BSP), tracking client progress and other relevant Communicating and collaborating with families, as well as a variety of professionals, community agencies, and MCSS/MCYS offices (ex. Psychiatrists, ODSP, DSO, Contact Hamilton, etc.)
  • Taking leadership and initiative in planning and implementing children, youth, and adult groups, including communicating with families with regard to goals, progress, future planning, etc.
  • Participating in ongoing evaluation and appraisal of effectiveness of all activities and programs
  • Committing to ongoing training and growth in the field of Autism
  • Working a variety of hours, including days, evenings and weekends. Overnight sleep shifts may also be required.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma or Degree from a recognized community college or university in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, or equivalent, and specific professional knowledge and experience working with individuals with ASD is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience applying the principles of ABA
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time management
  • Current certification in first aid, CPR, is required
  • ASD-Non-Violent Crisis Intervention would be an asset
  • Must have a valid G license and the willingness/ability to drive agency vehicles, including acquiring an F-Class license if deemed necessary
  • Must be insured and willing to drive clients in personal vehicle
Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services (“Woodview”) welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Woodview is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodations in order to apply for any job opportunities, or require this posting in an additional format, please contact us at accessible.recruitment@woodview.ca.
Contact by email only
Jennifer Young, Program Manager of Adult ASD services
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Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON L7P 0T3

Halton: (905) 689-4727
Hamilton: (905) 689-4727
Brant: (519) 752-5308
Charitable Registration Number:
119303923RR0001

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