Classroom Behavioural Specialist

Competition #22-039

About the Role

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children (3-18) and their families in Alberta. We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners. CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.

As part of a supportive team, the classroom behavioural specialist will spend the majority of their time with patients and coach them through all aspects of the program. They will use strategies to promote academic and behavioural success in the classroom. The classroom behavioural specialist will promote positive change through staff modeling, prompting and reinforcing skill practice.

Job Description

The classroom behavioural 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 disabilities, developmental delay or executive dysfunction. The classroom behavioural 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. They nurture 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 include:

  • 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.
     

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Classroom behavioural specialist

FTE: 0.87

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre

Minimum Salary: $26.55

Maximum Salary: $32.90

Hours Per Shift: 7.75

Shifts Per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills and ability to self-reflect as it relates to working within a demanding environment.

  • Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
     

Please Note:

This position follows the school calendar, September through June. All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.

Closing Date: July 6, 2022

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: employment@casaservices.org quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.