Behavioural Aide - Child with Special Needs; Afternoon Sessions M-F

PlayFull Potential Therapy Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Looking for availability: Monday through Friday 1 pm to 3:30 pm. There is some indirect time available a well.

Previous experience working with preschool children with Autism would be beneficial.

Our team is currently supporting a family in hiring an aide to work with their child and our therapy team (consisting of a Psychologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist. We provide therapy for Specialized Services contracts offered through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). This home-based programming targets goals identified by the families as having the greatest impact on their family functioning at home and in the community. The role of the aide is to support the families to implement the strategies outlined by each of the therapists to help them achieve their goals. Therapists typically provide 1-2 home visits each month with the family and the aide would be present for these visits. During this time the therapists describes and models how to implement strategies for various goal areas. Our team uses a play-based approach to intervention.

Play is the medium through which we work so aides must be fun, energetic, and creative in how to engage children. Some parent coaching with guidance from therapists is also part of the job.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $26.34 /hour

Experience:

  • related: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

  • CPR and First Aide (Preferred)