Behaviour Therapist - Urgent Response Services

  • Posted:Sep 20, 2022
  • Apply by:Oct 14, 2022
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Etobicoke, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Behaviour Therapist – Urgent Response Services

NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS: 2

LOCATION: Etobicoke, ON; North York, ON

POSITION TYPE: Full-time Regular (37.5 hours/week) 

POSTING CLOSING DATE: October 14, 2022

Interested in working with an amazing team that really cares? Then you should join Lumenus! At Lumenus we illuminate a seamless pathway to optimal wellbeing for our clients. As one of the largest mental health agencies in Ontario, we offer a broad range of high-quality mental health, developmental and community services for infants, children, youth, individuals, and families across Toronto. We are a passionate, dynamic and growing agency. We offer a competitive salary, employer paid benefits, ongoing training, and career development opportunities!

Lumenus Community Services is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We value a recruitment and selection process that is inclusive and barrier-free and we encourage applications from all individuals including, but not limited to, all cultures, religions, racialized communities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

Lumenus Community Services is looking to hire Behaviour Therapists as part of its community-based Urgent Response Service team.   This team will support children and youth with autism and their families with an identified urgent need to prevent further escalation of risk or harm to a child or youth, other people or property based on the identification of key high-risk factors.

As part of the Lumenus Autism team, the Behaviour Therapist works directly with children and youth with autism and their families in the direct implementation of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. The Behaviour Therapist will support children and youth with autism and their families with an identified urgent need to prevent further escalation of risk or harm to a child or youth, other people or property based on the identification of key high-risk factors. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and organize the teaching environment and materials 
  • Review available information pertaining to service users on caseload on a regular basis
  • Participate in intake and assessment activities as appropriate
  • Implement the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis in one to one, dyads and group services across a variety of learning environments
  • Follow prescribed skill acquisition programs and behaviour reduction plans as written and seeks consultation from clinical supervisor/ BCBA as needed
  • Assess and Monitor individual child /youth skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
  • Collect, record summarize and evaluate data on child/youth progress towards skill acquisition programs and behaviour reduction plans
  • Complete recording and documentation according to organization and program standards 
  • Prepare written documentation regarding child/youth plans and progress as required
  • Facilitate parent education and coaching as it relates to individual child/youth treatment program. Programs may be delivered virtually, on site, in home and community as required.
  • Collaborates with other team members in the development of applied behavioural analysis programs and procedures
  • Consults with other team members and professionals as required
  • Maintain regular communications with parents and family members as required
  • Participates in scheduled team meetings and conferences as required
  • Presents information (both written and oral) sensitively and effectively
  • Collaborates with Supervisors regarding programming and client’s progress
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Supervise/mentor students and volunteers
  • Adhere to agency standards of professional conduct and agency regulations
  • Participate and complete all mandatory trainings- CPR/First Aid, SMG Crisis Prevention and Client Information Systems (CIS)

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in ABA, Psychology, Education, Early Childhood Education or Child and Youth Worker 
  • Relevant experience should include 2+ years’ experience working with children /youth diagnosed with Autism; Autism Spectrum Disorder with complex needs (ASD)
  • Demonstrated experience applying the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis in various settings (group, individualized)
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills (both written and verbal)
  • Clinical judgment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Program planning and implementation
  • Accurate data collection and graphing
  • Organization and time management
  • Behaviour management of children and/or youth 
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical child and adolescent development
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and in the home or community as applicable
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of developmental milestones in early childhood 
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and policies
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural issues
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of Boardmaker and other technology solutions for children and youth is an asset and highly preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Screening process
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel to various work sites within the GTA

TO APPLY: Interested applicants are invited to visit our website at https://lumenus.ca/careers/ and submit their cover letter and resume through our Career Centre on or before October 14, 2022.

We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Lumenus believes that immunization against COVID-19 is an individual and societal responsibility and that we must do everything possible to protect our clients, families, employees, students, volunteers and contractors against the spread of COVID-19. As a condition of employment, proof of full vaccination or exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be submitted to Human Resources seven (7) calendar days prior to start date.

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