This is a non-traditional BI/ youth care position for a very bright 11-year-old boy which will be funded through Autism Funding and/or EBUS (virtual school, Min. of Ed designation funding). A clear criminal record check will be required.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, calm, confident, attuned, able to follow a child’s lead using a low-demand approach, and able to play/hang out without an agenda. The candidate will be relationship-focused and PDA-informed (or willing to learn).
• Non-structured, low-demand therapeutic approach (no ABA or traditional autism approaches to be used) in alignment with PDA-best practices.
• Relationship building with an emphasis on trust and emotional/nervous system safety
• Engaging collaboratively with the child to encourage participation in activities of daily living and schoolwork/learning
• Having fun together!
• Work up to 10 hours per week during daytime hours (possibly occasional evenings)
Experience: Direct work with children (e.g. youth worker, camp counsellor, childcare, etc.). Supporting children or youth with complex needs (e.g., behaviour support, respite worker, autism support professional, etc.).
• Education: college diploma in human services (e.g., Personal Support Worker (PSW), RBT, Social Work, etc.) or university-level coursework in human services or development is an asset, but not required.