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CSJ - Autism Consultant (Community) #2872

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! 

Why Join our Team? 

  • Make a Meaningful Difference in Someone’s Life 
  • Career Development & Internal Growth Opportunities Available
  • Various Employer-Paid Training Programs
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (optional)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan 
  • Corporate Membership discount for Goodlife Fitness
  • Employee Recognition and Celebration Programs
  • Open and Inclusive Work Environment

About the Role:

Reporting to the Manager, Services and Supports, the Autism Consultant is responsible for providing support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and communities. A key factor of this role also includes community capacity development to assist families and communities to gain the understanding and skills to assist individuals with ASD in all aspects of family and community life.

  • Support the Community Services Practices to support Kerry’s Place Mission Statement, Vision and Values Statements.
  • Support provided by the Autism Consultant includes a wide range of services including consultation support to individuals, families, agencies, community groups, workshop development and presentation, intake role and direct support in various capacities.
  • Support in family support roles such as Family Support Groups, Sibling Groups, and social groups for children and adults.
  • Direct support to individuals with ASD including 1:1 teaching sessions, groups, workshops, and the development and implementation of teaching strategies in the various environments (i.e. home, school, community, resource centre).
  • Liaison with families and community groups and partner agencies in a professional fashion.


  • Post-secondary education in Human / Social Services and a minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder/developmental disabilities in a community based setting.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder/ developmental disabilities in a community based setting as well as experience working closely with families and with community agencies.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience supporting individuals with ASD in community settings.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of supporting individuals within the family unit and within their community is required.
  • Understanding of basic family dynamics including grief processes, sibling issues, and importance of family and support for long term family capacity.
  • Must have the ability to physically support children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • French language skills will be considered an asset.

Working Conditions:

  • Must have the ability to complete the NVCI certification as well as perform the required physical techniques; training will be provided.
  • 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.

To be eligible as per the Canada Summer Job 2024 requirements, the candidate must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

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.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Closing Date

23/07/2024 4:30 pm

Internal Applicants

External Applicants

Service Area

Community - Employment Supports


Kerry’s Place Central Region – Toronto

Position Status

Temporary Full-Time (8-week contract; two weeks written notice prior to contract end)

Hours of Work

35 hours per week (Days, Evenings, Weekends; Flexibility Required)

Hourly Pay Rate

$22.83 per hour

Union Affiliation

Non Union