Job Posting 102042

Employment Facilitator
Geneva Centre for Autism
Toronto Metro area
Yonge/Davisville
closed 5 days ago (Thu, 18 Jul)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $58,078–$65,111

Employment Facilitator

Full Time, Contract

Contract Duration: To March 2025

 

 

Do you have a passion for working with autistic individuals and want to support jobseekers and employees in growing pre and on-site vocational skills within their communities? If so, we encourage you to apply to be part of a dynamic employment team.

 

About Us:

Geneva Centre for Autism (GCA) is a pioneer in developing leading edge resources, programs and services that serve as models for other organizations throughout the world.  Our mission is to enable people on the autism spectrum to learn, to live and to engage in their communities.

 

The Role:

GCA is currently seeking an Employment Facilitator as part of their new Autism Workforce Development Hub.

 

The Employment Facilitator will provide direct facilitation to youth and adults in GCA’s Employment program. The Employment Facilitator will be responsible for implementing group-based employment training curriculum and individual employment skill building related to interview skills, social skills, communication, and resume writing as well as on-site employment facilitation.

 

What your day looks like:

  • Work closely with the Lead Employment Facilitator in implementing appropriate employment readiness skills and strategies designed to help youth and adults reach their employment goals in a group based and individual setting
  • Effectively use ABA teaching strategies such as reinforcement, prompting, shaping, chaining, modelling, and fading
  • Build rapport with clients to support progress
  • Communicate and record client programming observations
  • Create and maintain programming materials, equipment and learning environment
  • Keep Manager and Lead Employment Facilitator informed of program concerns and client progress
  • Participate in team meetings; collaborate with other team members
  • Assist the Lead Employment Facilitator/Manager in the following:
    • Intake activities
    • Assessing individual client’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
    • Preparing and implementing activities as per curriculum
    • Conducting skill based assessments, curriculum assessments
    • Development of reports and progress notes
    • Evaluation of client’s progress toward employment goals

 

What you bring to the role:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized university or college in a field related (i.e., social services, psychology or ABA)
  • Minimum one (1) year working experience with youth and/or adults with developmental disabilities
  • Experience with employment counselling/coaching in a workplace setting is an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and skill building techniques (including communications) with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred
  • Ability to plan and implement activities and experiences to meet individual and group needs of all clients
  • Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience, and styles
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • Ability to travel within GTA

 

Working Conditions:

  • Flexible hours of work may be required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Off-site client requirements (travel to employment partners, job sites, community)
  • Group based setting
  • Able to bend, stop, lift to adult height (up to 20kg), and move furniture/equipment to prepare space for programming needs
  • When necessary, must be able to wear a mask and shield
  • Must be willing to do cleaning duties
  • Outside normal working hours to meet client needs when necessary

 

Salary: $58,078.16 - $65,111.84

 

Why Work for GCA:

  • EAP and Headspace access.
  • Learning and Development opportunities.
  • Internationally recognized leadership and innovation in the field of ASD.

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Geneva Centre for Autism is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organization in which values, behaviours, systems and structures are in place to facilitate equal access to service and employment.  We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Accommodation

Geneva Centre for Autism is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection process.   Please notify us if you require accommodation in respect of the materials or procedures used at any time during this process. If you require an accommodation, Geneva Centre for Autism will work with you to determine how to meet your needs.

 

 

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

 

Human Resources

Please quote Job #21.24

Please visit our website: www.autism.net

 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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