Senior Therapist

Job Location: Halton
Program: Halton Autism Services – Ontario Autism Program, Entry to School
Job Type:  Full-Time
Number of Positions: 2 (1 Georgetown, 1 Burlington)
Start Date: February 10, 2022
Application Deadline: January 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Reports To: Program Manager

What We Do

Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services offers a broad spectrum of services for children, youth and their families facing mental health challenges.  We work in direct partnership with children, youth and their families as well as with schools and social service agencies to ensure families are receiving the support they need, when and where they need it.

“We are committed to providing individualized, client-centred services and supports based on our values of accountability, respecting others, working together, leading, innovation and learning and our commitment to staff”.

Woodview goes above and beyond to engage individuals and families by providing high quality mental health and autism services and supports that inspires hope and strengthens lives.

Working at Woodview

In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Woodview won the Canadian Non-profit Employer of Choice award with an overall assessment score of 85% (industry benchmark: 68%) demonstrating a high level of staff engagement, satisfaction and an overall positive workplace culture.  Top rated categories at Woodview included:  Personal Enjoyment, Reputation, Leadership, Employee Engagement and Management/Employee Relations.

“I am proud to be working here” – 97% of staff surveyed strongly/moderately agree

“My organization encourages fun and enjoyment” – 94% of staff surveyed strongly/moderately agree

“Woodview encourages a supportive team culture” – 96% of staff surveyed strongly/moderately agree

Employees Receive
  • A meaningful job that inspires hope and strengthens lives
  • A positive culture and supportive environment that offers flexibility
  • A generous vacation entitlement (entry-level full-time employees can expect to receive 3 weeks paid vacation to start)
  • A commitment to wellness in the workplace as well as ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • *A comprehensive benefits package including extended healthcare and dental coverage *Available to permanent employees after fulfilling necessary probation period
  • BCBA Supervision available
Job Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to):
  • Participate in client intakes, client assessment and treatment planning
  • Provide clinical support to staff in the entry to school classroom
  • Work in conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor to develop Behaviour Plans
  • Collaborate with family/caregivers to determine, implement and work on goals
  • Collaborate with Clinical Supervisor to write Behaviour Reduction Plans based on assessment, and responsible for monitoring progress and data related to behaviour reduction plans
  • Ensure accurate and reliable data collection of clinical and program related information is completed on a regular basis
  • Summarize data to measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of programming
  • Provide workshops for parents/caregivers on autism and the principles and strategies of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Mentoring and supporting ABA Therapists
  • Collaborating with EAs, Teachers, SERTS, and Principals in the Halton Public and Catholic School Board to facilitate the transfer of knowledge of child’s progress to their school
  • Provide transition supports including consultations for children when they begin school (approximately six months).
Qualifications:
  • Master’s level graduate degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Applied Disability Studies, Psychology or a related field (candidates working towards completion of a Master’s degree may be considered)
  • BCBA certification or working towards this certification
  • Consideration will also be made for candidates with other educational backgrounds who have extensive clinical experience in developing behavioural programs for children with autism in a variety of settings
  • Minimum 2 years direct clinical experience in an Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)/Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) based Program
  • An understanding of child development and the impact of autism on behaviour and the development of communication, social and daily living skills in children and adolescents with autism
  • A strong understanding of behavioural principles
  • Experience developing Behaviour Reduction Plans
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Autism Program and requirements for service.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing the Early Start Denver Model/NDBI treatment modalities is an asset
  • Experience collaborating with School Board personnel (i.e. EAs, SERTs, Teachers, Principals, etc.) to support a seamless transition from ABA services to school is an asset
  • Ability to establish a rapport and trust with families in order to work collaboratively to identify, and implement goals
  • Experience in program development, curriculum modification and working on an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to manage client needs (i.e., program writing, parent workshops, client supervision).
  • Providing ongoing staff supervision (i.e., using a Behaviour Skills Training (BST) model to ensure program treatment integrity).
  • Ability to train others in the principles of ABA
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle; this role requires travel
  • Current certification in first aid, CPR and Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) would be an asset
How To Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to send their resume to Ashley Silva at  careers@woodview.ca (including ‘Entry to School – Senior Therapist’ in the subject line).

We thank all candidates but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Woodview welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal 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.