REPORTING TO: MANAGER OF PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND TRAINING, SNAP PROGRAM
JOB TYPE: FULL-TIME, PERMANENT (40 HRS/WK) – OPSEU BARGAINING UNIT
POSTED DATE: JANUARY 22, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2020
EXPECTED START DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2020
LOCATION: TORONTO (TRAVEL REQUIRED)
ABOUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a
range of services to approximately 3,000 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our
mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and to strengthen the families and
communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention,
family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with
ABOUT SNAP® PROGRAM
SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural, gender-sensitive, manualized program
that teaches children ages 6-11 with behavioural problems, and their parents, how to make better choices in
the moment. https://childdevelop.ca/snap/
CDI is seeking a dynamic SNAP Trainer-Consultant, who is a First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit person and/or has
a strong background working with Indigenous community organizations or marginalized populations.
To meet organizational needs, CDI actively encourages applications from First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit
background or has working relationship/experience working with Indigenous peoples, communities, or
organizations. The successful candidate should pose knowledge of key modern factors that affect indigenous
peoples, communities, or families in Canada and internationally.
Under the direction of the Manager of Program Implementation and Training, the Trainer-Consultant will be
responsible for providing training to professionals and organizations interested in delivering services for
children with disruptive behaviour problems. In addition, this position will provide ongoing coaching activities
for assigned SNAP Affiliate Sites - supporting SNAP program delivery and monitoring program fidelity. The
SNAP Trainer-Consultant will equip Affiliate Sites with the knowledge and skills to properly implement and
deliver the SNAP model. The SNAP Trainer-Consultant will conduct quality assurance activities to ensure the
integrity of the SNAP program. The successful candidate will be skilled presenter, and confident working with
Indigenous community organizations.
Candidates are also required to have a flexible schedule that includes weekends and extensive travel and
should be aware of the requirement to present to a variety of audiences for extended periods of time,
transport-training materials to and from sites and traveling using a variety of modalities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with Affiliate Sites to coordinate logistics of the training.
Conduct training initiatives independently and/or collaborate with senior and/or other team members.
Provides guidance of promising practices to all internal team members that prepares team to work,
train and consult to Indigenous Community Programs.
Deliver effective presentations using PowerPoint, videos and high tech equipment.
Prepare PowerPoint presentations and packages as required.
Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, team
exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
Update course material.
Provide continuous training (to include new and refresh topics) in cooperation with Affiliate sites.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills and advise management on any opportunities and risks.
Organize training evaluations to track the effectiveness of training sessions.
Conducts consultations (telephone, email or onsite observation) with SNAP Affiliate Sites.
Provides timely and accurate guidance to affiliate staff on the effective implementation of the SNAP
Proactively liaises with Affiliate Sites to ensure alignment and appropriate communication across
Assists with the editing and development of new SNAP Resource Materials.
Photocopies, distributes and files training and consultation materials as required.
Contributes as a member of the SNAP Implementation team and shares best practices.
Conducts telephone surveys and SNAP Affiliate Site reviews.
Provides SNAP Affiliate Sites quality assurance activities including the monitoring of program integrity
and accreditation activities in consultation with Manager, Research and Evaluation.
Facilitates one-on-one meeting with manager of affiliate site to discuss topics relevant to their group’s
performance and provides tools to promote improvement.
Works with the research team to help create evaluations of trainings to be provided after all sessions,
tracking effectiveness of training session.
Documents all consultation, training and community-related activities using SNAP implementation tool.
Assists with the editing and development of new SNAP training and/or Resource Materials.
Assumes other such responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
A university degree in a related area of study, with at least (3) three years’ clinical experience in
delivering an evidence-based cognitive-behavioural multi-modal component model in a related
program or at least three years of direct clinical experience delivering SNAP® programming, working
with children with conduct type problems and their families (experience with high risk boys and girls is
Working knowledge in the following areas is required: SNAP, gender sensitive approaches, risk
assessment, group facilitation and school based services.
Effective communication and problem-solving skills (direct and indirect) including the ability to present
and train professionals from a variety of disciplines and levels.
Be self-directed/independent worker.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members, managers, funding sources
and community partners.
Value and embrace a scientist-practitioner model with the ability to engage SNAP Affiliates in similar
Knowledge in computer software and database utilization/management (e.g. ACCESS, EXCEL,
Ability to work in a highly distractible, diverse, multi-tasking fast-paced environment.
Willingness to travel frequently.
Multilingual in English/French /Canadian Indigenous languages is an asset
Governed by concurrent and dynamic deadlines, despite conflicting priorities and frequent
Fast-paced work environment.
Flexible work schedule to accommodate job responsibilities, including requirement to work some
Regular travel to various locations across Canada and/or internationally
COMPENSATION: Salary $55,171/annum
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:Please submit your chronological resume via e-mail to:
Child Development Institute
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those
candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. To meet
organizational needs, we actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to
equity, including, but not limited to,
First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual
beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We
value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child
Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with
disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any
accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed
All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector