Under the supervision of a Behaviour Consultant, the Behaviour Interventionist is responsible for implementing behaviour programs that teach new skills and/or address-challenging behaviours directly with children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or other intellectual disabilities in home and community settings. We also offer BCaBA® Supervision to successful candidates pursuing certification.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:

  • A certificate/diploma in a human/social service field with course work in behaviour support strategies or related disciplines. An undergraduate degree with course work in ABA will be an asset.
  • Minimum one year recent related experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience working with children under the age of 6 in an Early Intervention Program is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Implements Behaviour plans developed by the Behaviour Consultant directly with the child or youth.
  • Assists in providing orientation, demonstration, and guidance to parents, and other team members as it relates to implementation of behaviour plans.
  • Liaises with Behaviour Consultants and other clinical professionals to implement the behaviour plans and strategies they develop.
  • Seeks on-going supervision and contributes to plan development based on direct observation of the child/youth’s behaviour during sessions.
  • Participates in the assessment, goal setting and service planning of children. Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of child/youth’s progress on the identified goals.
  • Develops teaching materials/stimuli required for the child/youth’s program.
  • Prepares progress charts and participates in monthly update meetings with the Consultant and the family.
  • Recognizes, analyzes and deals with potential emergency situations and ensures no harm comes to the child/youth, self or to others. Reports all incidents immediately to the Behaviour Consultant.

OTHER ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • A commitment to the agency’s Code of Ethics, Values, Vision Statement and Mission Statement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of using the Boardmaker program is an asset.
  • Knowledge of practices and principles of working in home and community settings.
  • Knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Ability to use various data collection methods.
  • Ability to implement clinical directions provided by the Behaviour Consultant.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with families and professionals.

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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