Social Skills Worker

GENEVA CENTRE FOR AUTISM - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Part Time Social Skills Worker-Contract
2 positions
Contract Runs January to June and September to December 2020

Geneva Centre for Autism is an international leader in the development and delivery of clinical intervention services and training. We offer a wide range of clinical services which are determined individually for each person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). All of our clinical services are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of trained, experienced and empathic professionals including speech-language pathologists, behaviour analysts, therapists, early childhood educators, occupational therapists, developmental paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. In addition, our staffing team is supported by a Professional Advisory Council which is composed of world-renowned clinicians, blending their expertise with ours. Consequently, Geneva Centre for Autism is able to provide the highest quality of clinical service to our clients.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Community Support Services, Social Skills Workers support Social Skills Building Groups for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the PEERS Program.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate groups –implementing curriculum for programming
  • Work in conjunction with the Team Leads and Supervisor for ongoing program development
  • Participate in group preparation (including room set up, materials preparation, etc.)
  • Administer pre-group and post-group questionnaires for the parent and participant
  • Complete/maintain all appropriate administrative records in a timely manner (e.g. case notes, consent and release forms, reports, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Recognized University/College education in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in facilitating social skill building groups for children, youth, and adults with ASDs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the principles of applied behaviour analysis
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of early childhood education, child development and Autism
  • Be prepared to work in a structured environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and crisis management skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and current resume to:

Human Resources
Please quote Job #33.19

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Geneva Centre for Autism is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment. Geneva Centre for Autism is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection process. Please notify us if you require accommodation in respect of the materials or procedures used at any time during this process. If you require accommodation Geneva Centre for Autism will work with you to determine how to meet your needs.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract