Program: School Support Program
Status: Part-time, contract (8 weeks)
Hours: 35 hrs/week
Salary: $14.25 per hour
Date Posted: May 20, 2021
Closing Date: June 2, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.
The School Support Program (SSP) provides supports and services to local French and English school boards and their staff, and other local community organizations to increase their understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). SSP aims to help children and youth with ASD by assisting with the transition from treatment settings to full-time school. Our services include educational and training events, targeted resource development and supporting the transition from treatment to full-time school settings via the Connections for Students service.
As part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program, the School Support Program is seeking a School Support Program Assistant. This position reports to the Manager, School Support Program.
The School Support Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the development of new resources that may be shared with families and/or educators to support students entering the school system. This role has a research and writing component utilizing adult learning principles.
The duties of the School Support Program Assistant are but not limited to:
- Support the creation and preparation of handouts and other materials that will be utilized by training participants in Professional Learning opportunities for the schoolboards.
- Support research needs for various School Support Program projects including the literature review project.
- Prepare and finalize contents for resource kits.
- Assist with the revision and update professional development content offered to school boards.
- Gather information and update the Autism Community Resource Directory.
- Develop additional content to be added to Pathways Towards Adulthood work by collaborating with the TCDSB.
- Post-secondary education is preferred.
- Good communication, teamwork, research, writing and resource development skills.
- Background knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
- Familiarity with supporting children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Ability to self-manage while working remotely.
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
To be considered as an eligible candidate for the Canada Summer Jobs Program, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age and be legally entitled to work in Canada. This means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number.
Due to the pandemic, this position is home-based for now. Candidates will be required to work from a Surrey Place location when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Please state in your application if you have access to a computer, home internet, and phone, to be considered. We encourage applications from the following groups:
- Newcomers/refugee youth (Newcomer defined as having arrived in Canada in the past 5 years)
- Indigenous youth
- Visible minorities / racialized youth – LGBTQ2 youth
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, email@example.com, quoting file 21066 the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.