URS Respite Workers
Full-time, Contract (To March 31, 2023)
Do you have a passion for working with children and youth 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, the Urgent Response Respite Worker provides one to one support to children and youth with high behavioural support needs in the Urgent Response Respite program. Clients will be supported in a recreational based setting both in centre and in the community.
What your day looks like:
•Responsible for providing direct care to clients in the Urgent Response Respite program to include: personal care, health and safety, adequate supervision, crisis management, and engagement in programming
•Support team members in crisis management to include: verbal de-escalation techniques, disengagement and holding skills, and responding to code white protocols
•Responsible for completing necessary paperwork and documentation to include: progress reports, data collection, incident reports, individualized service plans, and goal setting
•Maintain communication with families and other relevant professionals (workers, transportation, CAS)
•Maintain regular contact with Team Lead and Supervisor regarding all issues pertaining to the program
•Program planning to include: visuals, schedules, activity development and implementation
What you bring to the role:
•Completed College diploma Child Studies, Recreation, Behaviour Sciences or related field
•2 years’ work experience in a similar role
•Minimum of 1-2 years working directly with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, or mental health issues
•Must have experience working in Respite programs
•Excellent verbal and writing communication 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
•Hours would include evening and weekends
•If working remotely, has a suitably furnished office that is secure and safe.
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 to:
Please quote Job #34.22
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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