A Behaviour Consultant works with families and other service providers to address challenging behaviours and teach adaptive skills to children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or an intellectual disability based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life of the individual and those who care for him/her by facilitating durable changes in socially significant behaviours.

A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst supervises the Behaviour consultant. We also offer BCBA® Supervision to successful candidates pursuing certification.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:

  • A graduate degree in the science of behaviour analysis, or an equivalent graduate degree (psychology, education, special education or a related discipline).
  • Strong knowledge of ASD.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with individuals who experience behaviour challenges.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Working collaboratively with families and other team members in the consultative process to support the child/youth or adult in achieving identified goals. This process includes the following:

  • Assessment of problem behaviour and identification of skills to teach
    Fluency in functional assessment procedures is essential (indirect, direct and experimental methods).
  • Develops and writes behaviour support plans
    Plans must be clinically sound and contextually appropriate based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • Provides training and Implementation support
    Provides competency-based training to families, caregivers and other team members in order to augment their skills when directly supporting the child/youth or adult.
  • Monitors progress through on-going data collection and adjusts support plan as required.
    Provides team members with relevant teaching and support material.
  • Maintains regular contact with referring agent, families and service providers they are serving to.
    Completes necessary reports that indicate the identified goals and progress made.
  • Stays informed of current literature and research in the field
    Maintains current knowledge of ASD, ABA and related fields.

OTHER ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • A commitment to the agency’s Code of Ethics, Values, Vision Statement and Mission Statement.
  • Working knowledge and experience with a variety of computer software programs such as MS Office, Internet Explorer, email software and Board Maker.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with an emphasis on self-initiative, patience, maturity, and tact.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and liaise with families and professionals.
  • Ability to train, teach and transfer behaviour skills effectively.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in working with families and diverse teams. Ability to act decisively and proactively in a wide variety of situations.
  • Ability to manage stress effectively.

If you are interested in this position with Laurel Behaviour Support Services please contact us at 778-945-1435 or email us at laurel@posabilities.ca.

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