Program: Toronto Autism Services
Status: Full-time, Contract – 12 Months
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Date Posted: June 24, 2019
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
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.
Toronto Autism Services provides skill building programs, within the context of an inter-professional environment, to children and youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder living in the city of Toronto, based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. This is a province-wide initiative, funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that will assist children and youth to build skills in the areas of communication; behaviour management/emotional regulation; social/interpersonal; and daily living.
- Respond to incoming calls from families of children with ASD inquiring about Surrey Place Autism services
- Collect intake and referral data and participate in the analysis of data, and compiling reports as required
- Adhere to agency requirements regarding to report writing and record keeping
- Maintain and update the Surrey Place Autism services database
- Facilitate parent education group curriculum; monitor progress and adjust services accordingly
- In collaboration with the client and family, identify all services required and the priority goals
- Make referrals to appropriate agency services
- Ensure adequate communication among service providers
- Hours of operation include ability to work evenings each week and Saturdays
- Travel may be required
- A degree in social work, psychology or a related field, (i.e. education), or equivalent education and experience
- 3 years direct experience with children/youth diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and their families
- Experience in delivering parent education/training in a group setting
- Knowledge of ASD and other exceptionalities
- Knowledge of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) principles
- Demonstrated written and oral communication, interviewing and active listening skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal and team collaboration skills
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Proficient with Microsoft Office
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)
- Fluency in French is considered an asset
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 saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting file 1935 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. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.