Jobs at Autism Ontario

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 Program Coordinator for our Niagara Chapter.

As a Program Coordinator, you will develop and implement social, recreational and educational programs for individuals with ASD including supervision and oversight of the Niagara Chapter summer camp.

Location: 36 Page Street, Unit 401, St. Catharines, ON
Hours: 30.0 hours per week (0.8 FTE), flexibility to work some evenings and weekends

Responsibilities include:

Program Development
  • Conduct assessments and identify gaps and unmet needs for the development of new programs to meet the needs of all ages.
  • Design and establish new social and recreation programs

Program Management
  • Oversee the delivery of social and recreation programs ensuring systems are in place to meet/exceed program certification and standards of delivery for Summer Camp and other social recreation programs
  • Responsible for implementation of all organizational policies and procedures as they apply to the position including oversight of all health and safety requirements in programs and reporting and management of serious occurrence incidents, incidents and accidents in programs

Training and Education Facilitation
  • Support chapter staff in community awareness activities such as workshops, information fairs, presentations and events
  • Ensure information pertaining to chapter resources, programs and supports is accessible in easy to understand formats but especially on the chapter’s social media platforms

Qualifications include:
  • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in a related field (applied disabilities studies, rehabilitation, developmental disabilities and/or human services)
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience including experience creating individual support plans and experience modifying activities to various levels of abilities
  • Experience with ASD
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers
  • Ability and means to travel for meetings, a valid driver’s license is required

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Qualifications include:
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  • experience working with children with exceptionalities, preferably ASD,
  • knowledge of a variety of therapies including DTT, NET, ITT, etc.

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Permanent 10-month position with summer layoff (July and August)

Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor degree in Psychology or Human Services and Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA)
  • Minimum two (2) years parallel or three (3) years related work experience in the area of applied behaviour analysis, adult education and Autism Spectrum Disorder
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  • Broad knowledge of preschool and school environments

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