EMPLOYMENT

If you are interested in exploring employment opportunities with Autism Partnership, please send your resume and cover letter by email to humanresources@autismpartnership.ca and clearly indicate the type of position you are applying for.

Program Specialist/Educational Assistant

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children with Autism!

Autism Partnership/Behaviour Therapy and Learning Centre is currently hiring energetic and professional individuals to add to our team. Our staff will tell you some of the most important benefits of working with Autism Partnership are intangible. You have the opportunity of being part of an organization passionately dedicated to providing the best possible services to children. We invest a great deal in the initial and on-going training of our employees because we know they are critical to the overall success of our clients. Our staff members are exceptional and inspiring.

Autism Partnership & Behaviour Therapy and Learning Centre are agencies dedicated to providing behaviour intervention and educational programming for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and their families. Specializing in the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Discrete Trial Teaching, we believe in comprehensive intervention/programming designed to meet the unique, individual needs of each child we work with

AP is one of the largest and most established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service providers for autism spectrum disorders, providing high quality treatment to individuals with autism. At this time, autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. Predominantly home-based services are provided, devoted to enhancing overall quality of life through treatment focused upon the development of improved communication and social skills, self-help and adaptive functioning skills, play and leisure skills, physical and motor development, cognitive abilities, and behaviour.

BTLC is the only school in Calgary using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to teach preschool and kindergarten students with Autism and other developmental disabilities. We provide the intensity, individualization and a focus on functional skills needed for our students to achieve the greatest degree of independence possible and develop the capacity to participate in inclusive environments. Our students are successful because of our small class size, effective research-based teaching strategies, intensive programming, a high ratio of support for our children and our passion to make big things happen.

JOB OVERVIEW:

Staff to fill employment needs within both companies; a combination of providing 1:1 home therapy and parent coaching as a Program Specialist through Autism Partnership and classroom support and group teaching as an Educational Assistant through BTLC. ABA therapists are responsible for executing specially designed programs to children with autism. Sessions are conducted in a one-on-one format most of time, and small-group teaching and/or structured playdates at different stages.

HOURS:

Monday to Friday daytime hours; 35-37 hrs/wk

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be comfortable and skilled at interacting with children!
  • Experience with children with special needs is an asset
  • Post secondary education in a related field (social work, disability studies, psychology, ABA, etc.) either in progress or complete
  • An understanding of ABA therapy is an asset
  • Valid Alberta Driver's License and car insurance
  • Ability to commute with a reliable vehicle within Calgary

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

  • Proficiency in English, written and oral
  • Effective time management and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with tact and diplomacy skills
  • Capable of working independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Enthusiasm, willingness to learn, desire to make a difference, and commitment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and represent an agency in a professional manner
  • Physical agility and stamina to play, run, bend, walk, crouch, crawl and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to move with ease to and from the floor and small furniture
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

WHY AP/BTLC:

  • Compensation based on experience and educational background (starting range $20.00-$22.00/hr)
  • Health care benefits
  • Paid drive time
  • Performance based increases up to $28.50 per hour
  • Profit sharing
  • Extensive paid training and ongoing professional development
  • Advancement opportunities within the company
  • Collaboration with leading experts in the field of autism treatment
  • Involvement in a small, team-oriented, growing agency with great work culture

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to: humanresources@autismpartnership.ca or by fax to (403) 277-4797, Attn: Human Resources.

Apply ASAP as resumes will be considered on an ongoing basis upon receipt. Positions may be filled before the posting deadline. Only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.