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Behaviour Consultant (BCBA)

Job description

Are you looking for a professional challenge? Do you want to be part of an integrated team of professionals helping families by providing hands-on therapies to children and young adults living with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders? You can be part of our story. At ISAND, we’re passionate about providing the highest level of service to produce the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

ISAND is a unique Toronto-based registered non-profit organization, offering integrated multi-disciplinary care for children, youth and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Our team includes clinicians from the following disciplines: Medicine, Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition, and Education. Clinicians work as independent private practitioners, working as part of a registered non-profit organization.

Working at ISAND offers clinicians work as private practitioners with flexibility to set one’s own hours, access to the expertise of a team who specialize in Autism Care, and opportunities for professional growth and development.  ISAND offers competitive wages in the autism field and a supportive environment. To learn more about ISAND, visit www.isand.ca

The OPPORTUNITY

Position: Behaviour Consultant (BCBA)

Employment Status: Independent Contractor

Location: Toronto

Hours of work: Contractors establish their own caseloads and schedules, working as many hours as they are comfortable. Evening and/or weekend hours may be required to meet client needs.

Experience required: Minimum three years

The Opportunity:

ISAND is seeking a Behaviour Consultant (BCBA) to work as part of our interdisciplinary team providing naturalistic behavioural services and supports to children and youth living with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. The Behaviour Consultant will work within a collaborative model ensuring access to or consultation with other disciplines as appropriate to provide an optimal treatment approach.  

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years working with pre-school and/or school-aged children having ASD and (possibly) other neurodevelopmental disorders in clinic, home, community and school settings;
  • Masters’ Degree in: psychology; applied disability studies; ABA or another related field;
  • BCBA certification;
  • Training and/or experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis including NDBI methods;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide in-person and virtual therapy;
  • Experience working with positive behaviour support approaches to behavioural intervention;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and/or proven experience that support collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience providing coaching, feedback and support to families;
  • Current (within past six months), positive Vulnerable Sector Screening and Police Check
  • Ability to speak knowledgeably on the benefits of naturalistic and PBS approaches to behaviour therapy and when they are considered a preferred approach;
  • A demonstrated  ability to disseminate knowledge to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Registration with Ontario Autism Program (OAP) as a clinical supervisor for behavioural interventions considered an asset;

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement individualized intervention programs based on the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis;
  • Collaborate with clinical team members from across disciplines to ensure high-quality, integrated therapies;
  • Participate in clinical team meetings and client case conferences to assist with the development of creative, therapeutic approaches to unique client issues;
  • Support positive working relationships among clinical and administrative teams, client families and community professionals;
  • Contribute to the positive on-going growth and development of ISAND

How to apply:

Please attach a single file (PDF or Word format) that includes your resume and cover letter to an email addressed to: careers@isand.ca with subject heading: Behaviour Consultant

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $101.25-$120.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently providing services through a mix of virtual and in-person sessions and are following all COVID-19 regulatory protocols.

Behaviour Therapist

Professional Opportunity: Behaviour Therapist

Are you looking for a professional challenge? Do you want to be part of an integrated team of professionals helping families by providing hands-on therapies to children and young adults living with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders? You can be part of our story. At ISAND, we’re passionate about providing the highest level of service to produce the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

ISAND is a unique Toronto-based registered non-profit organization, offering integrated multi-disciplinary care for children, youth and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Our team includes clinicians from the following disciplines: Medicine, Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition, and Education. Clinicians work as independent private practitioners, working as part of a registered non-profit organization.

Working at ISAND offers clinicians work as private practitioners with flexibility to set one’s own hours, access to the expertise of a team who specialize in Autism Care, and opportunities for professional growth and development.  ISAND offers competitive wages in the autism field and a supportive environment. To learn more about ISAND, visit www.isand.ca

The OPPORTUNITY

POSITION: Behaviour Therapist

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Independent Contractor, Full and Part Time Hours available

LOCATION: Toronto (Yonge/Finch) Primarily in-person therapy, with virtual option when clinically appropriate

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum 2 Years

We are seeking an enthusiastic Behaviour Therapist to work as part of our Early Intervention Team to provide services and supports for families of children living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Behaviour Therapist will work within a naturalistic, integrated and collaborative model. This position will report to ISAND’s Early Intervention Clinical Supervisors and be responsive to the Clinical Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postsecondary education in a related field.
  • Knowledge of applied behaviour analysis, autism spectrum disorder and child development.
  • Experience and desire to participate in natural, child-led approaches to behavioural intervention.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that will support collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Committed and responsible approach towards work.
  • Experience with naturalistic developmental behavioural intervention (NDBI) is strongly preferred.
  • Current Vulnerable Sector and Police Check and ability to travel to home and community-based settings.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the development of individualized intervention programs based on the principles of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI).
  • Provide NDBI to children both individually and in small groups, in home and community-based settings.
  • Collaborate with clinical team members to ensure high-quality, well-integrated client care and problem resolution for the unique needs of each family.
  • Participate in regular clinical team meetings and assist in the development of creative solutions to family challenges.
  • Participate in the rigorous collection and analysis of data.
  • Document and report to clinical supervisor and parents on children’s developmental progress.
  • Support positive working relationships among clinical and administrative teams, client families, and community professionals.
  • Ensure the child’s environment is healthy and safe.
  • Contribute positively to the ongoing growth and development of ISAND.

HOW TO APPLY

If this professional opportunity appeals to you, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@isand.ca subject line OT opportunity. ISAND strives to maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment. We thank all interested parties, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $55-$65.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently providing services through a mix of virtual and in-person sessions and are following all COVID-19 regulatory protocols

Dr. Wendy Roberts – Tribute Gallery

On Saturday April 2, 2022 friends, clients, family and colleagues gathered to honour the contributions that Dr. Wendy Roberts has made to the field of Autism and the establishment of ISAND. More than sixty people attended in-person with another forty joining virtually to celebrate and honour Dr. Roberts’ achievements. Guests had the opportunity to mingle, get caught up on friendships and sample a tasty array of hors d’oeuvres before and after the evening’s set program.
Hosted by ISAND’s Board Chair, Tina Capobianco, the tribute portion of the evening included guest speakers, a video tribute, gift presentation and the announcement of the Dr. Wendy Roberts Bursary. 

COVID updates

COVID Protocol Update March 18, 2022 The Province has lifted COVID restrictions in many areas and sectors except Healthcare, Public Transit and a few others. ISAND will continue to require Masks, COVID Screening, and the use of PPE. ISAND will review these requirements on a monthly basis and will make changes when determined to be safe to do so.
January 2022
Dear families, As we continue to try and adapt to the ever changing COVID situation and provincial recommendations, I would like to outline the following approach to someone showing symptoms that may be related to COVID:
  1.     Individual over 12 and fully vaccinated, or a child under 12 should: isolate for at least five (5) days from the onset of symptoms AND the symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (48 hours if the symptoms were gastrointestinal)
  2.   Individual over 12 and not fully vaccinated, or immune compromised should: isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms AND the symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (48 hours if the symptoms were gastrointestinal)
  3.  All household members of the person showing symptoms, regardless of their vaccination status, should stay at home while the person with symptoms is isolating (see #1 and #2 above). If the household member starts to display symptoms, they should follow the isolation times listed above.

Symptoms Include:

Fever/Chills; Cough; Shortness of breath; Decrease or loss of taste or smell If two or more of the following symptoms appear together, they should be considered as probable COVID infection and follow isolation protocols listed above:
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches/joint pain
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. vomiting or diarrhea)
If you are showing symptoms listed above, please notify ISAND as soon as possible to re-schedule or discuss alternate options for in-person appointments. As the COVID situation changes we will be revising our approach.

Be well and stay safe

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Occupational Therapist

Are you looking for a professional challenge? Do you want to be part of an integrated team of professionals helping families by providing hands-on therapies to children and young adults living with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders? You can be part of our story. At ISAND, we’re passionate about providing the highest level of service to produce the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

ISAND is a unique Toronto-based registered non-profit organization, offering integrated multi-disciplinary care for children, youth and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Our team includes clinicians from the following disciplines: Medicine, Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition, and Education. Clinicians work as independent private practitioners, working as part of a registered non-profit organization.

Working at ISAND offers clinicians work as private practitioners with flexibility to set one’s own hours, access to the expertise of a team who specialize in Autism Care, and opportunities for professional growth and development.  ISAND offers competitive wages in the autism field and a supportive environment. To learn more about ISAND, visit www.isand.ca

The OPPORTUNITY

POSITION: Occupational Therapist

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Independent Contractor, Full and Part Time Hours available

LOCATION: Toronto (Yonge/Finch) Primarily in-person therapy, with virtual option when clinically appropriate

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum 5 Years, working with children and young adults with ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide services and supports to children living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. As an Independent Contractor, working as many hours as you like, you set your own hours to meet the needs of clients on the waiting list and your schedule. The successful candidate will be supported by current OT and an interdisciplinary team of clinicians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess client needs to determine strengths and objectives
  • Design individual intervention plans in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team and families
  • Plan, organize and conduct occupational therapy sessions using a play-based approach when appropriate, adapting approaches to meet the behavioural, sensory and social needs of the client
  • Provide direct treatment and consultation both individually and in small groups
  • Complete and maintain records in accordance with COTO standards 
  • Contribute to the integrated team model by collaborating with clinicians from across disciplines
  • Keep current with trends in the field by participating in professional development opportunities
  • Follow all ISAND Health and Safety policies including COVID 19 protocols

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement: treatment, in centre, at the child’s home and/or the community; and family coaching/training
  • Experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong interpersonal skills that support collaboration
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Commitment to evidence-informed practice
  • Ability to provide education and consultation to pre-school and school teachers
  • Other experiences that would be considered an asset include:
    • Sensory Integration
    • Self-regulation
    • Fine and gross motor development
    • Social skills training/facilitation
    • ADL Training
    • Parent coaching
    • Cognitive and Executive Functioning
    • Experience with feeding and swallowing therapies
  • Currently registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, in good standing
  • ‘Clear” Vulnerable Sector and Police Record Check

HOW TO APPLY

If this professional opportunity appeals to you, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@isand.ca subject line OT opportunity. ISAND strives to maintain a inclusive and welcoming environment. We thank all interested parties, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $101.25-$120.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently providing services through a mix of virtual and in-person sessions and are following all COVID-19 regulatory protocols