Autism Support Worker - Geneva Centre for Autism

Autism Support Worker
Multiple Positions 

Contract: September 2023-June 2024
Hours of Work: Part Time, Evenings and Weekends

Do you have experience working with individuals with Autism in a 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.

Core Responsibilities (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), programming, ensuring health and safety at all times.
•Support participants in engaging in a variety of interactive scheduled activities that support both recreational and individualized goals.
•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. 
•Participate in program planning with team members during preparation time.
•Complete daily progress reports on each participant and other documentation, as required.
•Maintain regular contact with the Supervisors/Team Leads/Shift Leaders regarding all issues pertaining to the program.
•Maintain a clean and organized work/office area.

Successful candidates will bring the following:
•Completion of secondary school and a previous experience working with children, youth or adults with ASD
•University/college education in a relevant discipline strongly preferred
•Understanding of the principles of applied behaviour analysis 
•Valid CPR Level C Certification 
•Demonstrated problem solving and crisis management skills
•Experience with managing challenging behaviours using Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques
•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
•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.
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 #46.23

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

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