Child Development Facilitator
We are looking for a developmental behavioural aide with experience and passion to assist multi-disciplinary team of clinicians to teach and to provide support with families of children with disabilities. This is a contractual-based position.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Be creative and flexible in developing plans and implementing therapeutic programming as outlined and directed by the multidisciplinary therapist through an engaging and play-based approach in the family’s home and the community.
- Provide adaptive support to clients through implementing behaviour strategies, daily living support, and communication techniques.
- Independently organize schedule with client and therapist.
- Regularly communicate the client’s progress and challenges to the family and therapists through a verbal and electronic platform.
- Maintain the confidentiality of clients and the organization.
- Complete all necessary paperwork and other logistical requirements (e.g.,. monthly invoice, tracking sheets, daily development logs, and summary, and Incident report)
- Continuous collaborative communication with the multidicipinary team and the family to all pertinent information regarding the progress of the children
- Maintain continuous professional development through training, and communication with all colleagues.
- Provide daily leaving support to clients as directed by the therapist (e.g. personal care and toileting support).
- Physical demands: Lifting, bending and/or rotation, kneeling, squatting, running, walking, and sitting on the floor.
- Work environment: Family’s house, community, and/or Bridging Abilities’s clinic.
- Diploma, Certificate, or Bachelor’s degree in child development, psychology, human service, disabilities studies, community rehabilitation, or social work. A student in an accredited Canadian institution is the minimum position requirement.
- Have a minimum of three months of experience working with children and families.
- Passion for learning about disabilities and child development.
- Strong capacity to build rapport and a keen critical thinking skill to adapt to changing environments.
- Effective communication skills to build a working alliance with therapists and clients.
- Must be 18 years old and above
- Current clear criminal record check and child and youth intervention check.
- Have a reliable vehicle.