Jobs at Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario is looking for a Bilingual Community Events Coordinator.

As a Community Events Coordinator (CEC), you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing events that support families in relation to ASD such as Social Learning Opportunities (SLO’s) and workshops for families and professionals in the assigned region. The CEC works collaboratively with parents, other staff, volunteers, the Chapters and professionals to coordinate and successfully deliver these events.

Location: Northeast Region (general areas of Muskoka, Huntsville, North Bay, and Parry Sound)
Hours: 18.75 hours per week including some evenings and weekends

Responsibilities include:
  • Plan, coordinate and implement ASD events such as Social Learning Opportunities (SLO’s) and workshops for families and professionals.
  • Identify suitable venues, schedule activities, procure accommodations, create and distribute marketing materials, recruit and organize volunteer support.
  • Work collaboratively with Autism Ontario staff to research topics related to ASD, acquire understanding of family needs and give input into solutions such as expert speaker workshops and SLO’s
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Chapter volunteers and staff.
  • Coordinate and support event requests by providing guidance and ensure detailed proposals, including purpose, target audience, and budget; review event feedback for future events; maintain all event documentation, as well as, track and record relevant program data in a timely manner.

Qualifications include:
  • A certificate in event management is preferred
  • Experience working with a charitable organization, volunteers and community partners.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • A proven track record of working with community service providers within a not-for-profit organization.
  • Fluency in written and oral French is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects or programs; strong attention to detail.

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Autism Ontario is looking for a Summer Camp Director – Niagara Chapter

The Camp Director will be responsible for all aspects of managing the summer camp program for approximately 100 campers, ages 5+ with a variety of special needs. This position is responsible for all camp staff and volunteers. Responsible for supervision of an Assistant Director and between 10 –13 camp counsellors and 5 – 10 volunteers. This position is on site at all times unless an Assistant Camp Director is appointed to be in charge and is responsible for the care and safety of all campers.

Location: Locations throughout Niagara Region
Hours: 40 hours per week for 9 weeks of camp +
120 hours pre and post planning/evaluation

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads emergency response, if required, throughout the summer, or assigns as designate in their absence including completing incident reports
  • Responsible for health and safety at the camp including on-site inspections
  • Tracks all camp finances including tracking all expenses and receipts
  • Reconciles all finances with the Program Coordinator on a weekly basis (or more frequently if needed).
  • Ensures that all Autism Ontario policies and procedures are being met including incident reporting
  • Ensures that all camper, staff and volunteer records are maintained and kept confidential.
  • Ensures compliance to standards set by Autism Ontario Camp Standards & Ontario Camps Association.
  • Maintains records for accreditation visits
  • Leads health and safety program on site including emergency response drills

  • Meets with families before camp starts to address any questions and screen the camper
  • Coordinates overall camp program design
  • Oversees daily program planning with the Assistant Director.
  • Coordinates all camp outings and speakers, including buses, insurance and facility agreements if needed
  • Ensures camper behaviour management plans are in place to support campers in their group and implements them as needed
  • Manages supplies including purchases as needed
  • Participates daily in camp programs assisting where needed.
  • Leads clean-up of camp at the end of the season including storing supplies and equipment, identifying broken equipment and inventorying equipment

Human Resources:
  • Recruits and selects all camp staff
  • Trains all camp staff with input and support from Program Coordinator
  • Responsible for all camp staff and volunteers and directly supervises Assistant Camp Director
  • Performs performance evaluations for Camp Assistant Director twice throughout the summer
  • Responsible for tracking all human resource hours and ensuring Program Coordinator has accurate absences for payroll.
  • Maintains a list of “on-call” staff in case of absences, and ensure proper staffing levels are maintained daily.
  • Manages problems & situations involving staff, campers, parents and volunteers as they arise throughout the summer, consulting with the Program Coordinator when necessary.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Program Coordinator

Qualifications include:
  • A Bachelors degree or college diploma preferred in Education, Social Work, Developmental Services, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Recreation or related area.
  • Demonstrated understanding of autism and Aspergers Syndrome and the unique challenges and barriers that individuals with an ASD face.
  • Previous experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Previous experience in a camp or programming leadership role specifically relating to
  • program development, implementation and evaluation for individuals with ASD
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong English written & verbal communication

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Autism Ontario is looking for a Adult Services Coordinator.

The Adult Services Coordinator is a new and evolving position at Autism Ontario that will grow with us towards this end. We are seeking an experienced professional who has the requisite skills for the job and is willing to work with a degree of change and uncertainty to assist us in building capacity for supporting adults and their families through Autism Ontario and its many partners.

Location: Provincial Office – Liberty Village, Toronto
Hours: Full Time Contract until June 2018

Responsibilities include:
  • Ongoing assessment of organizational capacity and development of Autism Ontario’s work with and on behalf of Ontario’s emerging adults and adults with ASD and their families including assessing and monitoring adult programs within Chapters
  • Work collaboratively with staff, consultants and our 25 Chapters and partners
  • Manage, develop, supervise or provide evidence-based programs and supports for adults as funds permit and grant deliverables require.
  • Expand Ontario’s capacity to serve adults with ASD through collaborative efforts between Autism Ontario and its partners
  • Develop written and web-based resources to support adults and their families through Autism Ontario, its Chapters and associates
  • Provide leadership and support for existing work with OPAAA, and other Ontario leadership forums in the area of adult services
  • Develop a responsive advocacy framework with new and existing partners in response to a wide range of needs and opportunities for adults and their families

Qualifications include:
  • Master’s Degree in area of Developmental Disabilities & Autism, Education, Psychology, or Social Work. Note: a Bachelor’s Degree will be considered with significant related experience.
  • 7-10 years program experience in directly supporting teens and adults with ASD and Developmental Disabilities
  • Demonstrated experience in working with families & volunteers and in effective advocacy
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ontario’s supports and services for all adults on the autism spectrum, ASD research and best practices, and ability to convey that information through effective knowledge translation.
  • Demonstrated program assessment and evaluation skills
  • Experience in supervising and implementing support programs for teens and adults on the spectrum
  • Works equally well independently or collaboratively, self-starter; ability to initiate and follow-through on ideas in cooperation with colleagues working nearby or remotely.

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Endless PossABILITIES provides behaviour intervention therapy to children (ages 2-14) with ASD and other exceptionalities. We are currently seeking Two Instructor Therapists to work part time, providing centre and home based therapies to the children we service. We currently have 2 part time positions for Instructor Therapists working one on one with children in centre based as well as in-home settings.

Responsibilities include:

The Instructor Therapist will report to the Senior Therapist, and is responsible for providing therapy interventions using ABA/IBI principles following written programs as directed by ST, program director and/or psychologist. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of ABA/IBI principles in implementing programming objectives and 2-4 years direct experience working with children with exceptionalities.

Qualifications include:
  • University Degree with a Behavioural Science College diploma in a related field
  • experience working with children with disabilities including ASD
  • must be able to work as a team player
  • understand augmentative communication devices and PECS
  • experience working with children with exceptionalities, preferably ASD,
  • knowledge of a variety of therapies including DTT, NET, ITT, etc.

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