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BI/Supportive EA-Youth Worker

Job Description

Job Description:
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).
Job Expectations:
• 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.

Support Needed
Part Time (under 30 hours per week)
Support for Individual Age Group
Behaviour Support
BI, Willing to Train
Skills & Training
Criminal Record Check (CRC)
Driver’s License
Language Spoken
Willing to group with other family to share a Support Worker?