Behaviour Therapist (contract)
Full time contract
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Salary: $30.67 / hour
CWSDS is looking to hire a Behaviour Therapist on a full time contract basis. The expected length of the contract is 18 months, covering for a maternity leave.
- Providing services to individuals through the use of applied behaviour analysis, and positive behaviour supports.
- Performing functional behaviour assessments of individuals; develops and oversees implementation of individual behaviour protocols and plans and organizes community follow-up and consultation.
- Developing objective monitoring systems which track the frequency, duration and intensity of maladaptive behaviour, as well as data evaluating antecedents and consequences
- Developing skill acquisition programs along with data collection procedures to evaluate performance and responding to multimodal treatment recommendations.
- Setting up clear objectives or targets for behavioural change that can be evaluated. Developing data monitoring protocols and reports, as well as analyzing and summarizing data for team’s consultations.
- Developing and delivering caregiver training packages, training sessions and workshops as appropriate. Training resource staff and families in the community in order to support recommended interventions.
- Conducting home, group home and SIL visits, providing guidance to families, staff, managers and community caregivers and therapists working throughout the catchment area.
- Sharing an understanding of the available resources in the area with caregivers and local resources in order to promote BT-oriented treatment and supports to individuals.
- Counselling and training families, caregivers and other service providers to better understand mental health and developmental needs of individuals from a behavioural perspective.
- Providing direct skills training, utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches, with clients as appropriate.
- Providing statistical and evaluative data as required.
- Fostering key relationships with other related agencies and referral sources in the region.
- In cooperation with clinical staff throughout our organization, evaluating and developing plans for individual risk where required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Masters’ Degree in Applied Disability Studies, Social Work, Counselling, Clinical or School Psychology.
- Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) or in progress.
- A minimum of 2 years related experience providing ABA services to individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly those with dual diagnosis and autism.
- Demonstrated knowledge of theories, methods and techniques in developing ABA programs for those with both a developmental disability and mental illness.
- An understanding of family dynamics and how they affect coordination of services.
- Demonstrated ability to work in the field independently, without daily supervision while planning and delivering ABA services.
- An ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
- Strong assessment, planning, priority setting and problem solving skills.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and databases.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, crisis intervention and counseling skills.
- Strong empathy for individuals with dual diagnosis.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- An ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend work
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance administrative and clinical duties to meet strict deadlines.
- A valid Class “G” Driver’s License and use of personal vehicle to make community visits.
LOCATION: Various locations across Halton and Peel regions
HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Flexibility is required for working evenings / weekends occasionally.