Classroom Behavior Specialist
Adolescent Day Program
Position Details: 1.0 FTE, In-Scope, Temporary until on or before February 28, 2021
Start Date: August 24, 2020
Competition Number : 20-018 (please quote when applying)
Closing Date: May 27, 2020
The Classroom Behaviour Specialist works with a multidisciplinary team to promote the educational success, adaptive behaviour, mental health, and well-being of children and families by providing timely behavioural analysis, modification, and coaching for families or allied professionals caring for children, and adolescents with diagnosed mental health issues, learning disability, developmental delay, or executive dysfunction. The Classroom Behaviour Specialist practices according to the training and code of ethics of the educational field and program standards of practice while applying the principles of evidence-based practice to all aspects of work.
The Classroom Behaviour Specialist nurtures collaborative linkages with community partners including education through consultation, liaison and coaching. This position requires knowledge and experience of evidence based therapeutic and educational theory and understanding of how to implement/put into practice.
Duties and Responsibilities
Helps to develop and implement specialized individual treatment plans for adolescents with diagnosed mental health issues, learning disabilities, developmental delay, or executive dysfunction using a variety of treatment approaches with a heavy emphasis on effective, evidence based behavioural principles.
Active, contributing member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team whose purpose is assessment, treatment, behavioural analysis, case review, therapeutic intervention and consultation.
Supports Development and implementation of program planning through collaboration with community stakeholders and partners.
Contributes to the development and use of performance indicators and other activities related to continuous quality improvement.
Supports implementation of therapeutic models of individual, group as well as family therapy via coaching and skills instruction
Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Education.
Advanced training and/or degree relating to children’s mental health and education preferred.
Knowledgeable in mental health diagnoses and therapeutic interventions.
Preference given to those with understanding of learning disabilities, trauma-informed care, and systemic experience/training.
Extensive practical experience in an educational or children’s mental health treatment setting with a particular emphasis on dual diagnosis, learning disability, developmental delay, and executive dysfunction.
Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills and ability to self-reflect as it relates to working within a demanding environment.
Expertise and experience in the education, behavioural analysis and modification, strategy development and coaching families/allied professionals for children with dual diagnoses, learning disabilities, developmental delay, and executive dysfunction.
Able to participate in physically demanding activities at times as it relates to working with complex mental health concerns with children/youth.
$26.29 - $32.57 per hour
We appreciate your interest in CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. CASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. CASA is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Only those candidates permissible to work in Canada are applicable to this position.
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