Job Posting 99822

Autism Support Worker - Group Services Summer Camp
Geneva Centre for Autism
Toronto Metro area
Yonge/Davisville
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 12 Apr)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $21.34/hour (+$3.00/hour wage enhancement)

Autism Support Worker-Group Services

Multiple Positions-Summer Camp Program

Contract: June 24-August 30, 2024 

Hours of Work: up to 32.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm 

 

Do you have experience working with individuals with Autism in a camp, respite or recreational setting and want to empower our clients to fully participate in their communities? If so, we encourage you to apply.  

 

The Role: 

Autism Support Workers work directly with children, youth and adults with Autism in group/camp settings assisting to develop communication, social and life skills. 

 

What your Day Looks Like: (include but not limited to): 

  • Support children, youth, and adults with ASD to participate in an in-centre and community-based respite setting 
  • Provide direct care to the participants which includes support with personal care (including toileting) and programming 
  • Support and encourage participants in engaging in a variety of interactive scheduled activities that support both recreational and individualized goals 
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the client at all times.  This includes but not limited to: 
  • Reviewing, and retaining specific client information/protocols (and GCA policies) 
  • Able to support and monitor all aspects related to the client who may require assistance with basic activities of daily living 
  • Able to successfully engage clients in the community and address and/or de-escalate potential concerns from community members during outings 
  • Attention and judgment is required when in the community to be able to respond to client behaviours (ie., elopement) 
  • Implementation of crisis management techniques where necessary using Crisis Prevention and Intervention 
  • Ensure adequate materials (i.e., visual aids, programming materials, etc.) are available and ready for use each shift 
  • Actively participate in program planning with team members during preparation time. This includes the required training 
  • Complete daily progress reports on each participant and other documentation, as required  
  • Maintain regular contact with the Supervisors/Team Leads regarding all issues pertaining to the program 
  • Maintain a clean and organized work/office area 

 

What you Bring to the Role: 

  • Completion of secondary school and a previous experience working with children, youth or adults with ASD 
  • Valid CPR Level C Certification  
  • Pass Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training and be able to identify, manage and de-escalate challenging client behaviours (training to be provided by the GCA) 
  • University/college education in a relevant discipline strongly preferred 
  • Understanding of the principles of applied behaviour analysis  
  • Demonstrated problem solving, judgement, mental flexibility, and crisis management skills 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Be reliable, dependable and adaptable 
  • Satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check 
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 

 

 Working Conditions: 

  • Challenging client behaviours including aggression and self-injurious behaviours 
  • Use of CPI (training is provided) 
  • Loud environment, high degree of visual, auditory, or other sensory stimuli present  
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs 

 

Salary:  $21.34/hour (+$3.00/hour wage enhancement) 

 

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. 

 Accommodation 

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 positions 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: 

 

 

Human Resources

 

Please quote Job # 6.24 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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