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Job Number:  46731
Autism Developmental Service Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
(51 days ago)
Woodview Mental Health & Autism
Region: Hamilton area Type: Part time
Location: Hamilton Salary: (not entered)


Job Location: Hamilton
Program: Hamilton Adult Autism Programs
Job Type: HOURLY (hours will depend on availability of incumbent)
Number of Positions: 3
Start Date:  
Posting Date: June 27th, 2018
Application Deadline:  
Reports To: Program Manager

The Autism Developmental Service Worker (Adult Autism Programs) is responsible for assisting in facilitating learning and development of a variety of skills through specialized educational programs for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a variety of milieus. He/she fosters cooperative social behaviour to assist the clients in forming satisfying relationships with others and may play a role in residential settings, individual or group formats to enhance the social skills, life skills, communication skills, self regulatory behaviour, school performance and independent functioning of clients. These skills, using ABA principles, may be taught through 1:1 instruction, through structured and/or informal group learning opportunities, vocational, recreation and/or leisure activities. These skills may be taught in a variety of settings, including vocational, independent and/or supported living/residential situations, groups and in the community.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to:

Client Service and Support

Serves in a professional and caring manner that respects the needs, wishes and abilities of the clients, and respects the philosophies and values of the agency, the community and the profession. Actively engages clients, teaching a variety of age appropriate skills/activities to ensure ongoing learning to increase independence. Provides training and client support related to a variety of daily living activities including personal shopping, taking public transit, personal hygiene, meal planning, budgeting, banking, doing cleaning chores and cooking. May assist with case management. May need to communicate with community agencies such as the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Family Support

May on occasion as directed by the Program Manager, communicates with families, parents and individuals to provide information, support and receive feedback. Upon request, may act as an advocate to community resources, i.e. schools, employers.

Team and Agency Support

Bring any issues/suggestions to staff meeting chair members to be reviewed. Staffs the on call line on a rotating basis on occasion (coverage). May take on Superintendent duties within a group of town houses including responding to calls, identifying issues and taking corrective actions. Provides debriefing opportunities for peers, shares information and follows safety strategies to ensure the safety of colleagues. Responds to telephone inquiries. Represents and promotes the agency in the community.

Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Diploma or Degree from a recognized University or community college in the fields of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, Human Services or equivalent in education and experience and professional training deemed acceptable to serve the needs of the client population.
  2. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience implementing strength-based and evidence-based practices and supports, particularly the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, in an environment working with children/youth and/or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an asset to the role.
  3. Ability to interpret and comply with the policies and procedures of the Agency and Ministry directives with the assistance of the Program Manager.
  4. An interest in self-development and professional growth.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and capacity to relate positively to clients.
  6. Good judgment, initiative and demonstrated high standard of service delivery and professional skills.
  7. The ability to work independently and as a supportive and active member of an interdisciplinary team.
  8. Demonstrated good health. (A certificate indicating the absence of communicable disease is required at the time of employment).
  9. An ‘F’ license is preferable, otherwise a valid (G) driver’s license, and the ability/capacity to drive agency vehicles is required unless and accommodation is made and approved by the Program Director.
  10. Incumbent must be trained in AODA, First Aid/CPR, ASD-NVCI and WHMIS.
  11. A vulnerable sector screen certifying that the applicant has not been convicted of any criminal offence which might be relevant to the position being requested.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply via email:  noting the title in the subject line.

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Contact Details:
Irene Richmond
Woodview Mental Health & Autism
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON, L7P0T3

Tel: +1 09056894727
www:   www.woodview.ca

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