Group Services Workers (for Autism)
Contract Duration – September 2022 to March 31, 2023
Hours of Work: Part Time, Evenings and Weekends
Do you have a passion for working with children, youth and adults with Autism and want to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to fully participate in their communities? If so, 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 Supervisor, Group Services Workers work directly with children, youth and adults with Autism in group/camp settings assisting to develop communication, social and life skills.
Core Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
•Support children, youth, and adults with ASD to participate in an in-Centre and community based respite setting
•Provide direct care to the participants which includes: support with personal care, programming, ensuring health and safety at all times
•Support participants in engaging in a variety of interactive activities that support both recreational and individualized goals
•Implementation of crisis management techniques where necessary using Crisis Prevention and Intervention
•Ensure adequate materials (i.e. visual aids, programming materials, etc.) are available and ready for use each shift
•Participate in program planning with team members during preparation time
•Complete daily progress reports on each participant and other documentation, as required
•Maintain regular contact with the Supervisor/Program Leads regarding all issues pertaining to the program
•Maintain a clean and organized work/office area.
Successful candidates will bring the following:
•University/college education in a relevant discipline–completed or working towards completion
•Previous experience providing direct support to children, youth or adults with an ASD
•Understanding of the principles of applied behaviour analysis
•Demonstrated problem solving and crisis management skills
•Experience with managing challenging behaviours using Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques
•Excellent organizational and communication skills
•Ability to work effectively in a team environment
•Be reliable, dependable and adaptable
•Valid CPR Level C Certification
•Satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check
•Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
•Challenging client behaviours
•Use of CPI (training is provided)
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 positions 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 to:
Please quote Job #42.22
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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