Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 37.5
Scheduled Hours: Typically M-F 8:30-4:30 however, flexibility is required to meet caseload demands Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends is required.
Specialized short-term behavior interventions for adults and children who exhibit behaviors of concern and the caregivers who support them.
50% of the time the Consultant will provide behavioral supports at Edmonton program homes and as needed, within the consultation area which includes but is not limited to Edmonton, Edson, Whitecourt, and Slave Lake. Related travel expenses will be reimbursed.
50% of the time case management and administrative tasks can completed from the WJS Edmonton office, located one block north of MacEwan University in downtown.
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
• On-site observations, and behavioral modeling, teaching, and/or support in the home or community.
• Complete functional assessments and develop behavior support plans.
• 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
• A fair and equitable wage.
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, with premiums paid by the employer!
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.
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