The Adult Neurodevelopmental Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is currently seeking a Behaviour Therapist for the Adult Neurdevelopmental Outpatient Services. Reporting to the senior manager as well as working as a member of an inter-professional team, the Behaviour Therapist will collaborate with the inter-professional team in the development of integrated formulations, diagnoses, care plans and treatments in accordance with evidence based approaches relevant to working with clients with a neurodevelopmental disorder (developmental disability and or Autism as well as mental health and challenging behaviours).
Working within a bio-psychosocial framework, the behaviour therapist uses the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to conduct functional behaviour assessments and design function-based behavioural intervention procedures. The Behaviour Therapist will use evidence-based, data-informed, best-practice approaches based on the most relevant behaviour analytic research. The successful candidate will communicate and collaborate effectively with professionals of a variety of disciplines and will work to complement inter-professional clinical formulation. The Behaviour Therapist will work with clients, families, staff, and service providers to develop and implement behaviour support plans that are tailored to each individual’s unique needs. You will liaise with other services at CAMH, community agencies and other practitioners to support the development of a repertoire of behaviour that is conducive to safe community and the best possible quality of life. The Behaviour Therapist will possess knowledge of risk assessment and work to mitigate risk and encourage client’s stabilization. The Behaviour Therapist will be able to work with clients from diverse populations, contribute to program development, support families, provide behavioural education, support, and supervise students. The behaviour therapist would also participate and collaborate in discharge planning and implementation. This position requires flexible hours across the work week (evening/weekends) which will vary across the calendar year. The Behaviour Therapist will also support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1001 Queen St. West.
The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related field along with a diploma in Behavioural Science Technology (BST), or an undergraduate degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis. You will possess two (2) years' of supervised experience applying behaviour analytic principles and procedures in the assessment and treatment of adults with developmental disabilities, serious mental health issues and/or dual diagnosis. A Master’s degree related specifically to Applied Behaviour Analysis and certification with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board at either the BCaBA or BCBA level is considered an asset. If a member of a regulated health care profession, proof of registration and a member in good standing in the respective regulatory body is required. Knowledge of community resources and systems issues is an asset; experience in providing consultation and staff training is required. Experience with negotiating service systems between institution and community settings is also an asset. The ability to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic environment is required. Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills are essential. The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.
Please note: This full-time temporary lasting 6 months position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.
Salary Range: $30.60 per hour to $41.26 per hour
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