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ABA Therapist


FIREFLY is seeking a full time ABA Therapist reporting directly to the Clinical Manager.  Working directly with children/youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the ABA Therapist is responsible for providing evidence‐based interventions as outlined in the child/youth’s Behaviour Plan. The ABA Therapist may also provide Family Services and Supports, primarily parent direct services, as part of their role. ABA Therapists will work across a variety of settings such as homes, schools, and community spaces, and as such, must possess strong communication, collaboration and independent skills. Services provided are family centred and each family is seen as a partner in supporting the child/youth while participating in services and supports. The ABA Therapist will work with clinical direction and clinical coach from a BCBA or Psychological Associate. Administrative direction and assignments are provided by the Clinical Manager.

Key Job Functions:

Consistently performs work to meet quality standards

Ability to analyze setbacks and seek feedback to learn from mistakes

Exercises sound judgement and obtains relevant information before making decisions
Adherence to policies and procedures
Communicates ideas, views and concerns effectively and respectively

Actively participates in exchanges of ideas with others
Demonstrates active listening, respects, considers and incorporates the views of others
Knows and effectively communicates the goals of the agency and program/service

Understands the community needs related to service outcomes and referrals to service

Awareness of community partners and related services and supports

Provides individualized approach to engaging families, staff and community partners based on cultural/social/emotional needs
Demonstrates FIREFLY’s values of trust, integrity, relationships and learning in day to day work

Flexibility in work patterns and travel to meet client/agency need

Open to new solutions

Positive and constructive attitude in the face of change

Meets attendance, punctuality and accountability standards

Work tasks are consistently submitted and completed on time

Identifies challenges, gaps or barriers and productively engages in solution‐based discussions with colleagues and supervisors
Accepts and makes changes in support of agency initiatives
Operates from a group perspective (demonstrates respect for team and agency processes)

Recognizes the value of diversity within the workplace and strives to contribute to a safe, healthy, and respectful workplace environment
Deals proactively with interpersonal or personal matters that could affect own performance or performance of the team
Fulfills responsibility for agreements made in collaborative arrangements or team meetings

Demonstrates a clear understanding of the scope of work and seeks out support and resources through their Supervisors as needed
Carries out duties in accordance with program guidelines, legislation and standards of the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and the College of Psychologists of Ontario


Education/Experience/Skills/Knowledge Required:

Competency and demonstrated experience in the teaching and implementation of behavior analytic strategies
Exceptional communication and engagement skills and experience with children and youth with developmental concerns and/or ASD and their families for at least 5 years
Training and experience with Intensive Behavioural Intervention and Applied Behaviour Analysis Strategies
Strong knowledge of the community and demonstrates the ability and willingness to collaborate with community partners
Flexibility and creativity to deliver in‐home, school and/or community supports related to the child’s success across environments
Reliable in sharing the right information at the right time with the right people (which includes risk management, up to date documenting in the child/youth’s electronic record, and data for the purpose of service delivery and funder accountabilities)
Requires the ability to travel between service delivery sites in both urban and rural settings

BCaBA certification required;  Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science, degree in Psychology or Behavioural Sciences Program, or diploma in other social services accompanied by extensive experience with ASD and ABA will be considered
Ability to communicate, oral and written, in both official languages in an asset


Conditions of Employment:

The ability to manage a reasonable workload; effective priority‐setting and follow‐up

Role model the vision and values of the Agency

Value the concept of teamwork and ability to work independently

Ability to deal with conflict, mediate and problem solve

Quality of work to meet or exceed Agency specifications

Vulnerable Sector Screen Criminal Reference check that is free of any offenses


Benefits of working at FIREFLY:

Pension Plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP)
Vacation entitlement starting at 4 weeks per year
Paid sick leave accrued monthly up to a maximum of 30 days
Wellness Days (3 total per fiscal year)
Community Service and Cultural Days (3 total per fiscal year)
Excellent benefit plan with coverage including health, dental, vision, life insurance and critical illness with 100% of the premiums paid by FIREFLY
Short and long term disability coverage
Professional development opportunities
A supportive team and great workplace culture

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