Full Time, 6 Month Contract (with possibility of extension)
Do you have a passion for working with neurodiverse individuals and want to support jobseekers and employees in growing pre and on-site vocational skills within their communities? If so, we encourage you to apply to be part of a dynamic employment team.
GCA is currently seeking an Employment Facilitator as part of their new Autism Workforce Development Hub.
The Employment Facilitator will provide direct facilitation to youth and adults in GCA’s Employment program. The Employment Facilitator will be responsible for implementing group-based employment training curriculum and individual employment skill building related to interview skills, social skills, communication, and resume writing as well as on-site employment facilitation.
Core Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
•Work closely with the Lead Employment Facilitator in implementing appropriate employment readiness skills and strategies designed to help youth and adults reach their employment goals in a group based and individual setting
•Effectively use ABA teaching strategies such as reinforcement, prompting, shaping, chaining, modelling, and fading
•Build rapport with clients to support progress
•Communicate and record client programming observations
•Create and maintain programming materials, equipment and learning environment
•Keep Clinical Supervisor II and Lead Employment Facilitator informed of program concerns and client progress
•Participate in team meetings; collaborate with other team members
•Assist the Lead Employment Facilitator/Clinical Supervisor II in the following:
oAssessing individual client’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
oPreparing and implementing activities as per curriculum
oConducting skill based assessments, curriculum assessments
oDevelopment of reports and progress notes
oEvaluation of client’s progress toward employment goals
Successful candidates will bring the following:
•Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized university or college in a field related (i.e., social services, psychology or ABA)
•Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) or in progress
•Minimum one (1) year working experience with youth and adults with developmental disabilities
•Experience with employment counselling/coaching in a workplace setting is an asset
•Demonstrated knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and skill building techniques (including communications) with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred
•Ability to plan and implement activities and experiences to meet individual and group needs of all clients
•Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience, and styles
•Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
•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
•Ability to travel within GTA
•Flexible hours of work may be required
•Ability to work independently
•Off-site client requirements (travel to employment partners, job sites, community)
•Group based setting
•Able to bend, stop, lift to adult height (up to 20kg) and move furniture/equipment to prepare space for programming needs
•When necessary, must be able to wear a mask and shield
•Must be willing to do cleaning duties
•Outside normal working hours to meet client needs when necessary
WHY WORK FOR GCA
•EAP and Headspace access
•Learning and Development opportunities
•Hybrid working environment (role dependent)
•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 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:
Please quote Job #48.23
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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