Department/Program: EIBI Rehab Services, Children's Health Program
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 03/01/2021 x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 54664
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $38.5356 - $49.4434/hour
Posting Date: February 19, 2020
Closing Date: Open till filled
Start Date: March 2020
The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve. We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.
Nova Scotia EIBI Treatment Program
The Nova Scotia EIBI Program provides treatment for preschool age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and training for families. The program is offered through the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre in partnership with Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres. The main form of treatment, Pivotal Response Treatment, uses motivational strategies and the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to facilitate development of children’s communication, play and other functional skills. The EIBI program has a strong commitment to ongoing learning for the EIBI teams, so that children and their families receive similar services across the province. There is a strong leadership framework for the provincial program. Treatment is provided by a coordinated team consisting of parents, one-to-one interventionists, Clinical Interventionists, and consultant Speech-Language Pathologists.
Working within the EIBI Service Delivery Model and accountable to the Manager and the EIBI Clinical Leadership,
the Clinical Interventionist responsibilities include:
The development and coordination of treatment programs, which are integrated between services and disciplines, taking into consideration the families’ needs and goals.
Adapting and revising treatment plans, as required; while maintaining appropriate documentation.
Ongoing monitoring of outcome measures.
Provision of leadership, supervision and support to EIBI Program Implementers. (Supervision includes feedback on performance)
Training and monitoring the practice standards of the EIBI Program Implementers.
Maintaining service quality control standards.
Participating and leading program evaluation as appropriate
Completing, maintaining and advancing own skill sets.
Provision of intensive behavioural intervention services with children and their families, as required.
Hours of Work
Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours/week.
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, or graduate of a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Approved Occupational Therapy Program required.
Registered, or eligible for registration, with the appropriate professional body in Nova Scotia required.
Masters level training with Board Certified Behaviour Analysis Certificate (BCBA) will be considered. Note: If the successful candidate is Masters prepared and does not have a registration body, ongoing supervision by a Masters or PhD level Psychologist is required and will be provided.
Experience working with young children (0-5 years old) with ASD required.
Certification in First Aid required.
Hold a valid minimum Class 5 Nova Scotia driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
Competencies in other languages an asset; French and/or Arabic preferred.
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