Full Time, Permanent
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 empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, to fully participate in their communities.
We are currently seeking Respite Coordinators to support the community-based Urgent Response Service Program. This team will support children/youth with Autism and their families with an identified urgent need to prevent further escalation of risk or harm to a child or youth, other people or property based on the identification of key high-risk factors.
Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, URS Respite Coordinators will work as part of a team supporting children/youth with Autism and their families with an identified urgent need to prevent further escalation of risk or harm to a child or youth, other people or property based on the identification of key high-risk factors.
Respite Coordinators will support families by creating a comprehensive respite plan specific to the family’s needs, provide respite information and connect them to respite providers within their community, and assist them in applying for Ministry funding related to respite.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):
•Collaborate with families to develop a comprehensive respite plan
•Short term case management for families
•Identifying funding barriers, assist with applications for funding, assess need for reassessment of funding sources as appropriate
•Attends, contributes, advocates and informs at OAP URS meetings, and others as appropriate (Special Needs Advisory Committee, Toronto Respite Network and working groups, respiteservices.com’s agency orientation)
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:
•College diploma in a relevant area (i.e., ASD, Developmental Disabilities, Behavioural/Social Sciences)
•4 years’ work experience in a similar role
•Previous experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or Autism
•Demonstrated understanding of early childhood education, autism and applied behaviour analysis
•Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
•Good data collection, filing and report writing skills
•Demonstrate strength as a team player
•Effective problem solving and judgement skills
•Superior organizational and time management skills
•Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites
•Vulnerable Sector Screening
•Must be vaccinated against COVID-19
•If working remotely, has a suitably furnished office that is secure and safe
•Must have means for reliable transportation
What the GCA Offers:
Generous vacation entitlements
Extended Health and Dental Benefits
EAP and Headspace access
Float Days and Sick Leave entitlements
Learning and Development opportunities
Hybrid working environment (role dependent)
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.
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.
Job Postings during COVID-19
Following the advice of government and health authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19, employees in non-client facing positons have been equipped to work from home temporarily. All recruiting activities including interviews and onboarding are being conducted virtually. To protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, the GCA requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination upon hiring.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting Job #22.22 to:
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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