Instructor Therapist/Behaviour Consultant

Posted 8 months ago

Job Description
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), the Instructor Therapist will perform the tasks and implement the goals and objectives as indicated by each behavior program by providing behavior intervention in-home or in the community with clients diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Qualifications
• Previous experience working with the special needs’ population
• Bachelor’s Degree or currently enrolled in a University program related to Behavioural Science, Behaviour Analysis, Psychology, or Early Childhood Development (required).
• BACB Registered Behavior Technician Certificate (preferred but not required)
• Minimum of 3 years of direct ABA experience (required)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
• Valid driver’s license and must have reliable transportation to travel to client homes
• Fluently bilingual in English and French (highly preferred)
• Valid First Aid/CPR Level C (required)
• Clean Vulnerable Sector Police Check (required)
Clinical Responsibilities and Duties
• Provide one-to-one intervention, utilizing the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the home, school or community.
• Implement individualized behaviour treatment plans developed by the BCBA and work in collaboration with other team members
• Willingness to travel to multiple locations throughout a work day as needed
• Provide feedback to the clinical supervisor regarding the client’s progress, goal development, the need for new programming.
• Ability to conduct variety of different assessments (VB-MAPP, PEAK, etc.)
• Willingness to work primarily during the day as well as some evening hours (Not past 7:30pm)
• Utilize appropriate chaining and shaping techniques
• Consistently take accurate and legible data in a timely manner
• Understand how to implement and utilize a task analysis
• Complete any additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor
• Communicate parental concerns immediately to the supervisor
• Ability to sit, stand, kneel, bend over, crouch down, and sit/play on the floor for extended periods of time
• Ability to be able to lift, push, and pull up to 40 lbs without assistance from another person
• Ability to respond to behaviors in an appropriate manner
• Ability to utilize CPI and under no circumstance restrain, hold, pinch, push, hit or provide any physical or mental discomfort to the child or adult

What we offer
• An hourly wage based upon demonstrated skills, education, experience, and abilities – starting between $22-$28/hr
• 20 to 30 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours
• Skills-based promotion opportunities for pay increases within your first few months
• Business hours of Monday through Friday. Saturday hours possible but not required
• The opportunity to help children and adults learn new skills to help them gain new skills in their natural environment
• Consistent schedules
• A BCBA who is eager to help their team and clients excel

Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and a cover letter below or email mderkach@horizonsbehaviourconsulting.com

Thanks to all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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