Job Posting 87833

Behaviour Intervention Specialist
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
closes in 34 days (Mon, 31 Oct)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $28 - $33/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 30
Scheduled Hours: Typically M-F 9am - 3pm however flexibility is required to meet caseload demands Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends is required.

The Program
Short-term behavior interventions for adults who exhibit behaviours of concern and the caregivers who support them

The Position
*** This is a temporary full time position (You may apply for permanent positions with WJS Canada during this time) ***
This consultant position will work from an on-site office in/near Edmonton, with 50% travel within the consultation area (which may include but is not limited to Edmonton, Edson, Whitecourt, Slave Lake, Fort McMurray, Vegreville Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Westlock, Barrhead, Grande Prairie). Related travel expenses will be reimbursed.
In this consultative role, you must work in an integrative team setting, without direct supervision; strong organizational, time management, interpersonal communication and collaboration skills will ensure your success.

In Your Role You Will
• Complete functional assessments and develop behaviour support plans.
• Complete on site observations, and provide modeling, teaching, and/or support in the home or community.
• Develop and deliver training for caregivers and/or team members in behavioural intervention approaches and procedures (Ex. Proactive Behavior Strategies, Restrictive Procedures, Crisis Assessment and Response, Abuse Prevention, Restrictive Procedures, etc.)
• Provide incident evaluation, response and debriefing supports
• Adhere to PBS best practices, CET accreditation standards, and evidence-based practices
• Participate in Behaviour Review Committees and other committees/meetings as required.
• Attend, participate and contribute to team meetings

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Ideally, candidates have experience with Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), completing Comprehensive Functional Assessments, creating, writing and implementation of Positive Behavioural Support Plans, and experience with persons experiencing behavioural, social and emotional disorders.
• Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Disability Studies, Behavioural Science, Special Needs or related field.
• 50% travel within the consultation area
• Class 5 driver license, clean driving abstract and reliable vehicle
• Ability to adapt to changing conditions and/or routine and provide creative solutions
• Strong personal commitment to working with persons with developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, acquired brain injury, FASD and challenging behaviours.
• Group facilitation/training/teaching skills a must
• Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS), Triple P certification an asset.

What WJS Canada does
WJS helps people thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health supports
• Community-based residential care and Supportive Independent living
• Family support services and community outreach programs

Our Employees Enjoy
• Professional development opportunities and job-related training
• Flexible hours

We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

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