Do you enjoy working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families? If you want to be a part of an organization that empowers individuals with ASD and their families to fully participate in their communities, we encourage you to apply.
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.
Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, The Urgent Response Occupational Therapist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting children and youth with and autism diagnosis 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.
The Occupational Therapist will support families by conducting assessments, create individualized plans that address need, and provide consultation to the child/you and family on how to implement strategies as suggested in the plan.
WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKS LIKE
•Provide assessment, treatment, consultation and/or service planning for individuals with ASD.
•Conduct assessments and collaborate with families to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses the needs of the child/youth as it relates to the realm of occupational therapy
•Provide educational services to staff and agencies/stakeholders to support individuals with autism.
•Program and service development and evaluation for Occupational Therapy services.
•Attends, contributes, advocates and informs at OAP URS meetings, and others as appropriate
•Provide any related resources to clients as appropriate
•Other duties as assigned
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE
•Graduate degree in Occupational Therapy
•Registered with the College of Occupational Therapist of Ontario
•1 year work experience in a similar role
•Previous experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or Autism an asset
•Demonstrated understanding of early childhood education, autism and applied behaviour analysis
•Knowledge and application of the Occupational Therapy framework, philosophy and theory, administration and interpretation of standardized and non-standardized assessments, knowledge of development (typical/non-typical), of augmentative communication/writing assessments, intervention strategies application of technology, and of appropriate Occupational Therapy intervention strategies and techniques
•Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
•Good data collection, filing and report writing skills
•Demonstrate strength as a team player
•Able to work independently
•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
WHY WORK FOR GCA
•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)
•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.
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.
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