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Urgent Response Services – Behaviour Consultant

Kinark Child & Family Services

This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted October 1, 2022.

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario on a mission to become an employer of choice.

We provide a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.

Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health.

Are you interested in working for a leading organization helping children and youth with complex needs?

Come join our team What we offer: Competitive salary, comprehensive health and dental benefits, and other employment perks Flexible work arrangement supporting employee work life balance Employer Matching Defined Contribution Pension Plan up to 6% Employee Wellness Program Extensive Educational and Training Opportunities and Supports Supportive work environment with regular Supervision and Feedback Renowned Accredited Clinical Programs We currently have an opportunity for: Position Title Urgent Response Services
– Behaviour Consultant Program Lists Kinark Child & Family Services -> Central East Autism Program Location Markham, ON L3R 0E7 CA (Primary) Reg/Temp Temporary Start Date Temporary End Date March 31, 2024 Full/Part Time Full-Time Relief No Other Employee Classification (if applicable) Total of hours per week 35 $43.02-$44.10 per hour of Positions 1 Close Date September 30, 2022 Job Description This is a two year contract with the potential of becoming permanent after one year.

Job Summary: Urgent response services (URS) is an exciting new service offered within the Ontario Autism Program (OAP).

They are time-limited services developed to provide a rapid response to a specific, identified need to prevent further escalation or risk of harm to the child or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), other people or property.

We are looking for consultants who will contribute in a supervisory role in the guiding framework of URS; Respond, Stabilize, Prepare and Repair.

Services may include a short-term consultation with an interdisciplinary team that can include intervention specialists, family members and educators; behavioural consultation for time-limited respite support; identifying additional services within and outside of the Ontario Autism Program; and direct support for families and/or professionals who work with the child to implement personalized behaviour interventions or therapy techniques.

Kinark will deliver URS as part of the York Simcoe Autism Network (YSAN).

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to): Provision of clinical supervision, training, and evaluation of URS Behaviour Technicians Work collaboratively with the URS multidisciplinary team to meet client/program outcomes Provision and supervision of caregiver coaching and education as well as the evaluation of support provided Supervision of behavioural assessment procedures, treatment planning, program and report writing Deliver individualized behaviour intervention in a variety of setting (I.e., home, community, centre) Make data-based decisions on client’s treatment planning Collaboration with clinical supervisor to develop, implement and deliver treatment based on the bio-psycho-social model Remain updated on current literature regarding evidence-based practices Risk identification and stabilization
– Assess the nature and level of a child/youth’s needs as well as strengths of the child/youth and family Demonstrate understanding and compliance with safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all Remain updated on current literature regarding evidence-based practices Qualifications: Must have completed a master’s degree in psychology or Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Consideration will be given to those approaching completion.

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification considered an asset Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis and ASD Experience working with children/youth with autism and mental health concerns as well as identifying/assessing risk factors to be addressed in a treatment plan Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, good problem-solving skills, and the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment Travel is required for this position, the successful incumbent must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical Candidates Bilingual in English and French will be given special consideration Please note that the Senior Management team will be reviewing applicants for all roles in Autism in an effort to appropriately coordinate applicants who apply to more than one posting Kinark Child and Family Services conditions of employment include but are not limited to successful Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, completed Pre-Employment Medical certificate, and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated is defined as having received all required doses of a World Health Organization Approved COVID-19 Vaccine at least one of which being approved for use in Canada and 14 days have passed since your last dose.

Proof of vaccination for each vaccine dose received is required.

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).

If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.