Behaviour Interventionist– Lower Mainland
Position Type: Casual – on a per contract basis
Compensation: $21.92 per hour as per Community Living Collective Agreement
Hours: Flexibility required to meet family schedules
posAbilities assists persons with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives by partnering with the community to provide a comprehensive range of person‐centered services for individuals and the families who care for them. We are currently seeking a Behaviour Interventionist for casual hours for our Programs located in the Vancouver Lower Mainland areas.
This posting is for intensive work with one family to support a child with significant challenging behaviours. The work will be more intensive in the first few weeks and will gradually become less intensive. The expectation is for the candidate to have availability to do BI shifts in the morning and/or in the evenings. Start date is ideally ASAP.
We offer BC ABA supervision of all work and supplemental Life Skills contracts at $21.92 per hour.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
- A commitment to the agency’s Code of Ethics, Values, Vision Statement and Mission Statement
- A certificate/diploma in a related human/social service field with course work including behavioural support strategies or related discipline
- Minimum one year recent related experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in working with children, youth or adults with developmental disabilities in private homes or centers
- Class 5 driver’s license; clean driving record
- A reliable vehicle with business insurance and 3,000,000 third party liability
- Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
- Experience with children aged 0-6 years old diagnosed with autism
- 6-8 hours/week minimum availability required
- A strong commitment to the philosophy of people with challenges living and working in the community
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Knowledge and experience of practices and principles of working in residential and community settings
- Knowledge of practices of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles
- Demonstrated ability to use various data collection instruments
- Demonstrated ability to implement clinical directions provided by Behaviour Consultant
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and liaise with families, and professionals
- Ability to use effective teaching strategies to persons served. Ability to use good judgment
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists in providing life skills and behaviour management training to person‐served as it relates to behaviour support plans
- Liaises with Behaviour Consultants and other clinical professionals to implement the behavioural support plans and strategies they prepare, and to provide them with feedback
- Participates in the assessment, goal setting and service planning of clients.
- Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of clients’ behaviour and skills teaching programs
- Plans, prepares and conducts individual behaviour intervention sessions using behavioural techniques as developed by the Behaviour Consultant
- Identifies recreational and educational services in the clients’ community, including recommendations for ways that clients can be successfully included in community events
- Performs support as appropriate including the administration of medication, transport of persons’ served to appointments or leisure activities, meal preparation, personal care, monitoring health needs or other related duties as required
Interested parties please contact careers@posAbilities.ca with cover letter and resume. Please note, while we would like to connect with everyone interested in this position, only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.