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Clinical Technician (Community) - #2869

Are you looking for a meaningful career full of lifelong learning and everyday adventures?
At Kerry’s Place, we help enhance the quality of life for more than 8000 people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year! Our dedicated team of professionals have become experts in the field through our continuous training and development programs. Get ready for a fun and vibrant career because every day is an adventure at Kerry’s Place! Are you pursuing supervised practice opportunities? We have qualified supervisors – talk to us about how we can support your professional development goals.

Why Join our Team?

We offer an amazing compensation package with a strong focus on health and wellness. We’re proud to offer our employees:

  • 4 Weeks of Paid Vacation per year to start
  • Additional 2 Paid Flex Days annually
  • Employer Paid Group Benefits Program
  • Employer Matched Pension Program
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (optional)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Employer-Paid Training Programs
  • Corporate Membership discount for Goodlife Fitness
  • Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities Available
  • Are you pursuing supervised practice opportunities? We have qualified supervisors – talk to us about how we can support your professional development goals

About the role: 

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and as part of the Kerry’s Place Autism Services Clinical team, the Clinical Technician works collaboratively with the Clinical Therapist to support the quality and clinical outcomes to provide efficient and effective provision of supports and services for persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Entry to School (ETS) – children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 3 to 5 years old. This skill building group focuses on building skills prior to starting school, followed by six-months of transition supports and individualized consultation. Areas of focus include communication, play, social interaction, functional routines, behavioural self-management, pre-academics, learning and attention. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General:

  • Through actions, supports the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan of Kerry’s Place.
  • Reviews and adheres to all Policies and Procedures, including: Finance & Administration; Services & Supports; Human Resources; Health & Safety, and all other.
  • Adheres to employee responsibilities for Health & Safety as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and applicable regulations.
  • Ongoing adherence to all aspects of the Standards of Professional Conduct, as outlined by the College of Psychologists & Behaviour Analysts of Ontario
  • Other duties as assigned.

Quality & Clinical Outcomes for the Persons we Support:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with families, direct support staff, partner agencies, volunteers, government employees and the community.
  • With oversight from the Clinical Supervisor, provide direct support through evidence-based approaches for persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This may be individually or in group settings.
  • Ensure professional, thorough and timely documentation are maintained and up to date for all persons being served
  • Daily data collection, tracking, and analysis, including graphing and summarizing information and supporting the preparation of reports.
  • Participate in intervention planning including conducting skill based assessments, curriculum assessments and functional behaviour assessments with the support of Clinical Therapist and supervised by the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Monitor progress and communicate with the Clinical Therapist and Clinical Supervisor regarding development, implementation and status of programs/strategies/support plans.
  • Update parent/guardian/Substitute Decision Maker and team through verbal and written communication on progress and supports families and teams in their understanding of programs/strategies/support plans.
  • Prepare daily teaching materials.
  • Support integration in educational, community and family programs and activities.
  • Assist the Clinical Therapist and Clinical Supervisor in developing and implementing training of mediators, individually or in a group setting on the principles and procedures of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • As part of the clinical therapy team, participates in clinical supervision meetings, team meetings etc.
  • Ensure the health and safety of supported persons in accordance to Ontario Regulation 299/10 Quality Assurance Measures, the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, and the Provincial and Municipal regulations and by-laws.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • University degree or college diploma in a Human Services Field
  • Coursework in Behaviour Science or Applied Behaviour Analysis is preferred and considered an asset

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 months of experience working directly with persons with autism. Experience directly implementing ABA based interventions is considered an asset. Strong knowledge of the Developmental Services sector.
  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence-based treatment models and approaches.
  • Working knowledge of human development, community supports continuum for families, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and related assessment and therapeutic skill building techniques (including communications) with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
  • Competency and effective use of Microsoft Office systems.
  • French language is an asset.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to complete the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certification, First Aid/CPR as well as perform the required physical techniques. Training will be provided.
  • Ability to be physically able to work with an individual at their level (i.e., for children that may mean squatting or kneeling down) and use hands for many tasks such as sign language to communicate with some individuals, positioning of flash cards or other communication items, and recording data in writing and/or on computer.
  • Position requires flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • A personal vehicle is required for frequent business travel, as well as a valid G2 license, and proof third party liability insurance coverage.
  • As a condition of employment, all employees must have and provide proof of full Covid-19 Immunization. Where a person is unable to vaccinate for human rights protected reasons, an accommodation may be provided.

Kerry’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Kerry’s Place is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

 We thank all applicants for your interest in Kerry’s Place Autism Services. 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date

11/07/2024 4:30 pm

Internal Applicants

Please apply through ADP. Log in and go to Myself > Talent > Career Centre

External Applicants

Service Area

Clinical Services - Ontario Autism Program (OAP)

Location

Woodbridge/Aurora/Newmarket/Markham

Position Status

Temporary Full-time (Contract until November 2025; two-weeks written notice prior to contract end)

Hours of Work

37.5 (Days, Evenings, Weekends; Flexibility Required)

Hourly Pay Rate

$22.16 – $27.71 per hour

Union Affiliation

Non-Union