Position: Behaviour Therapist - Full Time
File #: 2020-18935
Status: Permanent Full Time
Department: Peel Behavioural Services-Women's and Children's Health System
In this position as Behaviour Therapist (BT) with the Peel Behavioural Services (PBS) Core Team you will be responsible for supporting paediatric and adult clients residing in Peel Region. As the BT you will work with clients with developmental disabilities who have exhibited challenging behaviours. Using Applied Behaviour Analysis you will assess and implement treatment plans to support positive life goals for the clients. The purpose of these goals are to help promote a healthy lifestyle while keeping themselves and the community safe. You will work under the supervision of Senior Behaviour Therapist and provide supervision to Behaviour Associates as required.
Behavioural Therapists in the PBS core program are responsible for but not limited to the following:
Providing treatment and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses and complex behavioural needs who reside in the Peel region
Conducting Functional Behavioural Assessments through indirect/direct methods and the use of assessment tools
Developing and implementing treatment plans
Creating materials that support the treatment plan
Utilizing a variety of service delivery models to best meet the needs of the client/mediator i.e. face-to-face, phone, and video conferencing software
Collecting and graphing behavioural data for analysis of trends and making modifications based on review of outcome data
Completing discharge reports and progress summaries
Maintaining appropriate documentation for client file
Training mediators (e.g., parents, teachers, support staff, community partners etc.) to implement empirically-validated ABA techniques and evidence based best practices
Providing coaching and treatment programs that are individualized to the client/family supported so as to achieve socially significant outcomes
Attending training opportunities and disseminating information across PBS team
Assisting in the orientation and training of university and college students completing educational placements
Supervising Behavioural Associates as needed
Engaging in continuous learning to remain current with respect to the research regarding best practices
Developing curriculum and materials to facilitate group intervention sessions
Collaborating with community agencies, schools, partner agencies, internal/external consultants and other departments within the hospital
Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with relevant community partner agencies and other program staff
Using empirically validated and evidence based practice as well as evidence indicated practices all within an ethical framework
Adhering to applicable standards of practice (i.e. BACB)
Reviewing and documenting client cases (attends biweekly supervision with Senior Behaviour Therapist/team meetings)
Representing PBS at internal/external case conferences and workplace committees
Performing others duties as requested by the PBS manager or SBT
Master’s preferred (Psychology, Applied Disability Studies, or a related field)
Honours Baccalaureate degree required (Psychology or equivalent)
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) preferred or working towards this
Experience in applied behavioural analysis
Experience working with persons with developmental disabilities
Must have strong communication skills (written & verbal)
Track record of excellence working individually as well as a team member
A valid driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle
Must pass a criminal police record check including vulnerable persons sector screening
Ability to work independently and under the supervision of a Senior Behaviour Therapist
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred
Experience supervising Behaviour Associates and/or students
Proficiency in another language that is prominently used in Peel Region is an asset
Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.
To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca
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