Req ID: 104844
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Department: MHA NZ Autism CRH
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 10-Mar-21
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Mental Health & Addictions Manager, the Clinical Interventionist takes primary responsibility for overseeing the development, implementation, and coordination of clinical treatment programs for preschoolers with ASD.
The Clinical Interventionist will also be required to collaborate with members of the EIBI team and community partners/ organizations to provide a holistic, client/ family-centered approach.
The Clinical Interventionist is responsible for ensuring compliance with acts, regulations, and standards with the applicable professional body in Nova Scotia as well as acts, regulations, policies, standards, guidelines, mission and objectives of the Department Mental Health & Addictions and the NSHA.
Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.
Master's degree Psychology, Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, Board Certified Behavioural Interventionist or graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program with a focus on child development, behavioral principles, communication and social functioning or a related area of study required.
Registration/licensure with the appropriate professional regulatory organization as applicable.
Extensive experience working with children with behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, in particular autism spectrum disorders
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in intervention for young children with ASD
Demonstrated expertise with the DSM-IV diagnostic system, case management, principles of behavioral management as well as psychological testing
Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement treatment plans to promote positive adaptive behaviors, independence and skills development for preschoolers with ASD
Previous experience providing supervision
Demonstrated leadership skills working within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
Demonstrated communication (verbal and written) skills.
Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license.
Clean Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry check.
Competencies in other languages an asset, French Preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Hours of Work
Long Assignment, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly.
With an anticipated start date of February 1, 2021 and an expected end date of September 4, 2022.
These dates are approximate and may be subject to change.
Travel is required, must have valid Driver's License.
Clinical Interventionist (HC87):
$34.99 - $45.99 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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