Board Certified Behavioural Analyst, Brief Intensive Outreach Service

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) - Halifax, NS (16 months ago)

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Compensation: $31.9507 - $38.5915/hour
Posting Date: July 09, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP

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.

Position Summary

Reporting to the clinical manager, Community Mental Health and Addictions, the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst practices as a member of a new interprofessional team that will provide services to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Brief Intensive Outreach Service (BIOS) will provide assessments, treatment planning and community based interventions to children, adolescents and their families who are experiencing acute extreme aggressive behaviour toward self and others that is impacting the child’s functioning in home, school and or community environments. The Board Certified Behaviour Analyst will work in collaboration with the family, local clinical team and community partners to provide specialized intensive services, consultation and capacity building support in naturalistic settings to achieve greater generalization of skills and sustain stabilization in the community. Travel to various sites may be required.

Responsibilities Include:
Conduct functional behavioural assessments/analysis
Design and write behavioural intervention plans according to prescribed standards of service and clinical practice
Participate in the treatment planning process
Develop and monitoring of data recording systems
Review and analyze data
Offer APA consultation to other MHA services, staff, caregivers and external community partners identified in the care plan
Work collaboratively with other clinicians
Maintain continuity of service delivery among the different domains
Participate in meetings and collaborate with community partners as needed

Hours of Work

0830 to 1630 and some evenings 1300 to 2100. 7.5 hour shifts, Monday to Friday


Graduate degree (e.g., master’s or doctoral) in a health related discipline or one of the following; behavior analysis or education.
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) designation required.
2-3 years of experience working in a mental health and addictions setting.
3-5 years of experience in conducting behavioural assessments and developing interventions.
Clinical experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum.
Experience working with children and adolescents required.
Interest working on an interdisciplinary team using a biopsychosocial model.
Commitment to family centred and trauma informed care.
Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and administrative skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Team oriented, self-motivated, and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

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