Job Posting: Adult Day Program – Classroom Facilitator

Department: Adult Support
Location: In-person at 705 Progress Avenue; Scarborough, ON
Status: Full-time
Hours: 36.25 hours/week
Salary: $40,000-$42,000

About SAAAC Autism Centre

The SAAAC Autism Centre is a Toronto based charity whose mission is to make autism services equitable for all Canadians. The Centre provides culturally responsive autism services targeting culturally and linguistically diverse families. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, our Centre offers a dynamic range of services that support the development of individuals on the autism spectrum at all life stages, along with their caregivers

About the Adult Day Program – Living’N’Learning

The Living’N’Learning program supports young adults living with autism by helping them to learn new and meaningful skills that encourage independent living. Through an engaging curriculum and supportive instructors, our program encourages students to create greater connections to the people and community around them. The Living’N’Learning program places an emphasis on the following domains of learning:

  • independent living
  • job readiness
  • recreational and physical activity
  • community integration
  • core academics

Job Overview

The Adult Day Program: Classroom Facilitator will be responsible for working in classroom to deliver a group-based program focused on developing independent daily living skills (communication, play, social interactions, functional routines, behavioural self-management, and academics, learning and attention).

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing appropriate learning activities and strategies designed to help the participant reach their individual goals
  • Effectively use ABA related teaching strategies such as Reinforcement, Verbal and Physical Prompts, Shaping, Chaining, Modelling and Fading
  • Monitor participant behaviours and teaching appropriate behaviours
  • Address personal care requirements of the participant during each session
  • Build rapport with participants to support progress
  • Communicate and record day to day observation
  • Keep supervisor and fellow classroom facilitators informed of program concerns and participant progress (e.g. flagging exceptional circumstances and need for program change)
  • Assist the Program Supervisor in the following:
    -Intake activities
    -Assessing individual participant’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and needs
    -Preparing and implementing activities as per curriculum
    -Conducting skill based assessments, curriculum assessments
    -Development of Service Plans
    -Evaluation of participant’s progress toward program goals
  • Participate in classroom and full team meetings; collaborate with other team members
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with families, care givers, partner agencies, internal team and volunteers
  • Create a positive environment for the participants and team as well as engage in participation with enthusiasm
  • Review available information pertaining to all participants in the classroom on a regular basis
  • Ensures overall health and safety of participants enrolled in the program by maintaining a sanitary and safe environment and identifying participants who are unwell

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized university or college in a field related (i.e., social services, psychology or ABA).
  • Minimum one (1) year working with youth or adults (preferable post-graduation)
  • A combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Experience working with individuals with ASD an asset
  • Knowledge of program planning and case management for individuals with development disabilities, including knowledge of atypical development preferred
  • Ability to implement, and evaluate activities and experiences to meet individual and group needs of all participants
  • Strong interpersonal skills to gain trust and respect of participants and their families
  • Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience and styles
  • Demonstrated reliability (punctual and responsible)
  • Ability to manage participants with challenging behaviors and communicate effectively with families in a positive way
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19

Working Conditions

  • Classroom setting
  • Must be able to wear a mask and shield throughout their shift
  • Must be willing to do cleaning duties
  • Ability to spend most of the day at the participant’s level, i.e. sitting on the floor, or standing for 1 hour minimum

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