Autism Consultant - Kerry's Place Autism Services
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:
- 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 persons, 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
- Will work collaboratively with various agencies and community groups as well as working supportively with the community services team.
- Service coordination support either formally or informally.
- Direct support to persons 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.
- Community capacity building through formal and informal means such as development and provision of workshops for families and community agencies, educating, modeling and supporting others to gain the understanding of persons with ASD and successful support approaches.
- This position supports children and youth.
- Post-secondary education in Human / Social Services.
- Minimum 1 year experience working with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder/developmental disabilities in a community based setting as well as experience working closely with families and with community agencies.
- Solid understanding of ABA principles, associated teaching methods, and experience in utilizing these principles in supporting persons with ASD across the autism spectrum.
- Strong knowledge of and experience supporting persons with ASD in community settings.
- Good knowledge of respective communities and formal and informal resources.
- Strong understanding of the principles of supporting persons within the family unit and within their community is required.
- Basic understanding of Child and Family Services Act and The Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act and responsibilities through these.
- Knowledge and practical experience with support approaches often found to be helpful in support to children and adults with ASD (i.e. social stories/sensory needs/communication aids/applied behaviour analysis/environmental modifications).
- Ability to develop and implement support approaches, model these approaches to family members, and then fade gradually all the while providing practical and emotional support to families and the child/adult with ASD.
- Must have the ability to physically support children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Must have the ability to complete the NVCI certification as well as perform the required physical techniques; training will be provided.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A valid Driver’s License, with a minimum G2, a reliable vehicle and willingness to travel.
- French language skills will be considered an asset.