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Job Number:  45597
Behaviour Consultant - Northeast & Northcentral Alberta
Job Posted: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
(69 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Edmonton area Type: Casual
Location: Edmonton (or within NE or NC consultation area) Salary: (not entered)

Behaviour Consultant - Casual


Job Number: J0618-0760

City: Edmonton, Alberta (or within Northeast or Northcentral Alberta consultation area)

Hours of Work Per Week: Casual hours based on caseload and program requirements  

Closing Date: July 16, 2018

Hiring Manager: Danielle Newsome - Program Manager


The Program

Help adults and children develop socially acceptable behaviour.

Since 1988, WJS Canada’s Integrative Behaviour Support Team has offered short term personalized service to adults and children who exhibit behaviours that cause concern. Through consultation, training and counseling, Behavioural Consultants enable families and supporters to help challenged individuals develop socially acceptable behaviours and make connections within their communities. All of our services are based on empowering individuals to develop to their maximum potential in the least disruptive manner possible.


The Position

Working from a home-based office, the Behaviour Consultant will travel through the Northeast and North Central Alberta consultation area to provide services in the communities of St Paul, Barrhead/Westlock, Vegreville, Bonnyville/Cold Lake, etc.

Individuals with disabilities and the people who support them commonly face obstacles that can be minimized or eliminated with additional supports provided through consultation and training. Using person-centered service delivery, the Behaviour Consultant helps individuals reduce challenging behaviors and develop socially acceptable behaviours in order to make connections within their communities and improve functioning at home, school, etc.


In Your Role You Will

  • Identify behaviours of concern, develop, review and monitor Individualized Comprehensive Functional Assessments and Behaviour Support Plans.
    • Consult with clients, families and agencies during the writing of Functional Behavioural Assessments and the development and implementation of Behaviour Plans.
    • Train and consult with program teams on Behaviour Support Plans and ongoing client supports.
    • Liaise with professionals and program environments relevant to service delivery.
    • Facilitate a wide range of workshops for staff and families, educators and daycares and many other groups that deal with behavioural issues (Ex. Proactive Behaviour Strategies, Crisis Assessment and Response, Abuse Prevention, Restrictive Procedures, etc.)
    • Participate in Behaviour Review Committees and other committees/meetings as required.
    • Attend regularly scheduled team meetings.
    • Training in program development, and other areas of interest.
    • Behavioural Consultants, report to the Program Manager; Registered Psychologists provide clinical supervision and review all interventions and training.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Must be willing to travel within the consultation area and to set-up a home office at their residence.
    • Minimum 3 years experience with behavioural interventions and work with children &/or adults with developmental disabilities.
    • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Disability Studies, Behavioural Science, Special Needs or related field.
    • Valid certificate in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA).
    • Valid class 5 driver license with a clear driving abstract and reliable vehicle.
    • Current First Aid/CPR Certification.
    • Sufficient training and experience to perform all responsibilities of the job description. Ideally, candidates will have directly related experience with Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), completing Comprehensive Functional Assessments, creating, writing and implementation of Positive Behavioural Support Plans, and experience with persons with developmental disabilities (PDD) experiencing behavioural, social and emotional disorders.
    • Strong personal commitment to working with persons with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, acquired brain injury, FASD and challenging behaviours.
    • Group facilitation/training skills a must
    • Triple P certification would be an asset.
    • In this consultative role, must be able to work well in a team setting and/or without direct supervision; strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Flexible in work hours to accommodate caseload requirements.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
    • Calm, confident, patient, self motivates and motivates others and is a positive role model.

What WJS Canada does

WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.com


Our Employees Enjoy

At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.


For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


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Hiring Manager: Danielle Newsome - Program Manager
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