Job Posting 91292

Classroom Facilitator 1
Strides Toronto
Toronto Metro area
Scarborough/Toronto
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 27 Jan)
full time - temporary / contract  •  50,197.08 to 58,451.73 per annum

ABOUT US

Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families.  With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being for culturally diverse clients to reach their full potential.  We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. In its Lead Agency role, Strides Toronto collaborates with 23 publicly funded infant, child and youth mental health (ICYMH) core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that promote access, responsive service delivery and experience, and positive mental health outcomes for young people and families across Toronto's diverse communities. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.stridestoronto.ca

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Classroom Facilitator 1 will be responsible for working in a classroom to deliver a group-based program focused on developing school-readiness skills (i.e., communication, play, social interactions, functional routines, behavioural self-management, and pre-academic skills). The service is delivered in centre-based and community-based environments, with possibility of telehealth services when needed.  

The Entry to School program supports families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are between the ages of 3 to 6 entering school for the first time.

Salary range:   $50,197.08 to $58,451.73 per annum

Benefits:            Competitive Group Health Benefits, Retirement Savings Plan.

This position is represented by OPSEU local 567.

Please note there are two positions available: 1 full-time permanent (requisition ID #1424) and 1 full-time one-year contract (requisition ID #1423). Please ensure you are applying to the correct requisition on our career centre.


WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

  • We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team. 
  • We provide a hybrid work model and competitive Group Health Benefits and Pension Plan. 
  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Deliver group-based services focused on developing school-readiness skills to children 3-6 diagnosed with Autism.  
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary professionals including but not limited to SLPs, OTs, daycare, teachers, school staff and the like.
  • Effectively use ABA teaching strategies such as Reinforcement, Verbal and Physical Prompts, Shaping, Chaining, Modelling and Fading. 
  • Provide assistance to children with toileting, feeding, dressing and other personal care requirements.
  • Assess individual children’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
  • Provide daily support to Classroom Facilitator Level 2 and/ or Program Supervisor with various clinical and administrative tasks.
  • Document service hours in client information system (CIS) for Ministry reporting.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with families, care givers, partner agencies, internal team and volunteers. 

THE “MUST HAVES”

The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:

  • 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).
  • Ability to implement, and evaluate activities and experiences to meet individual and group needs of all children 
  • Ability to manage children with challenging behaviors and communicate effectively with parents in a positive way.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management strategies.
  • Knowledge of program planning and case management for children with development disabilities, including knowledge of atypical development preferred. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Autism Program.
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health when working with clients and their families. 
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of and imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts for the client.

 

THE ‘NICE TO HAVES’

While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following: 

  • Experience working with children with ASD
  • Functional computer and client information system knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.

BEFORE STARTING WITH US

As our work puts us in direct contact with young people and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy.
  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is February 7, 2023.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: racialized, Black, and/or people of colour, people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples to  increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.  

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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