Classroom Facilitators- Level 1
Entry to School Program
Do you have a passion for working with children with Autism and want to empower them 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 Program Supervisor II, The Classroom Facilitator L1 will be responsible for working in classroom to deliver a group-based program focused on developing school-readiness skills (communication, play, social interactions, functional routines, behavioural self-management and pre-academics, learning and attention).
•Implementing appropriate learning activities and strategies (aligned to the individual Service Plans) designed to help the child reach their learning goals using early year’s pedagogy
•Participate in singing, storytelling, acting, modelling play skills and engaging in play with children
•Effectively use ABA teaching strategies such as Reinforcement, Verbal and Physical Prompts, Shaping, Chaining, Modelling and Fading
•Monitor student behaviour and teaching appropriate behaviour
•Address personal care requirements of the child during each session
•Build rapport with children to support progress
•Communicate and record day to day observations
•Maintain materials and equipment and a tidy classroom
•Keep supervisor and Classroom Facilitator L2 informed of program concerns and client progress (e.g. flagging exceptional circumstances and need for program change)
•Assist the Classroom Facilitator L2 and/or Program Supervisor in the following:
oAssessing individual children’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
oPreparing and implementing activities as per curriculum
oConducting skill based assessments, curriculum assessments
oDevelopment of Service Plans
oEvaluation of children’s progress toward program goals
•Participate in classroom and full team meetings; collaborate with other team members
•Develop and maintain positive relationships with families, care givers, partner agencies, internal team and volunteers
•Review available information pertaining to all children in the classroom on a regular basis
•Ensures overall health and safety of children enrolled in the program by maintaining a sanitary and safe environment and identifying children who are unwell
Successful candidates will bring the following:
•A Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker from an accredited college or university, or an undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized university or college in a field related (i.e., social services, psychology or ABA)
•Minimum one (1) year working with preschool children (preferable post-graduation)
•A combination of experience and education may be considered
•Experience working with children with ASD an asset
•Knowledge of program planning and case management for children with development disabilities, including knowledge of atypical development preferred
•Knowledge of behaviour management strategies
•Ability to implement, and evaluate activities and experiences to meet individual and group needs of all children
•Strong interpersonal skills to gain trust and respect of children and their parents
•Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience and styles
•Demonstrated reliability (punctual and responsible)
•Ability to manage children with challenging behaviors and communicate effectively with parents in a positive way
•Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
•Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
•Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
•Satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check
•Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
Working conditions include:
•Must be able to wear a mask and shield throughout their shift (if required)
•Must be willing to do cleaning duties
•Ability to spend most of the day at the child’s level, i.e. sitting on the floor, or on child height chairs
•Able to bend, stoop and lift child to adult height (up to 20 kg) and to move children’s furniture or equipment to prepare room for programming needs
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
•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.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:
Please quote Job #3.23
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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