Program: Infancy and Early Childhood
Status: Full-time, Union
Salary: $58,707 – $74,402
Date Posted: September 30, 2021
Closing Date: October 14, 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 Developmental Therapist provides guidance to parents and caregivers to facilitate the overall development of young children (birth to 6 years of age) with a developmental delay. Reporting to the Manager, Children’s Services, the Developmental Therapist coordinates the development and implementation of the Individual Family Service Plans.
- Ongoing evaluation of the child’s development, providing strategies to support the child’s continued growth within the context of the family and community.
- Provide parent education and guidance in understanding their child’s individual developmental pattern and to gain knowledge and skills to enhance the developmental process.
- Coordinate the development and implementation of the Individual Family Service Plans based on the priorities of the family and the child’s interdisciplinary team.
- Support the family through the child’s transition to early learning programs and/or school
- Other duties as assigned.
- An undergraduate degree in related area of study or discipline
- 3 years of previous related experience
- Knowledge of infant and child development, developmental exceptionality, community service systems, family systems and interdisciplinary teams
- Knowledge of and ability to use developmental assessment profiles and ability to transfer the results to an intervention
- Demonstrated knowledge of on-site observation and interpretation methods
- Proficient with Microsoft Office
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Screening, and proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
- Fluency is French is considered an asset
How to Apply:
- To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values.
- Save your resume and cover letter in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith).
- Send your resume and cover letter to People Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting file 21137 in 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. Successful candidates who receive a conditional offer of hire will be eligible for accommodation in employment up to the point of undue hardship for bona fide human rights related restrictions and limitations. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.