Department: ABA

Location: Toronto, East

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Salary: $70,000 – $75,000

Publish Date: June 12, 2023

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

Your Role on Our Team

In this role, you will have the privilege of working directly with children on the autism spectrumand their families. By applying occupational therapy best practice guidelines and utilizing evidence-supported treatment techniques and practice frameworks, you will play a vital role in enhancing the lives of these children.

At our organization, we strongly believe in the power of collaboration in delivering effective treatment. As an Occupational Therapist, you will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful consultation with other professionals such as behaviour analysts, teachers, and various healthcare experts. This interdisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive and holistic care for our clients.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide 1:1 assessment, intervention, and evaluation for clients in the areas of: sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, attention, emotional self- regulation, social and cognitive skills 
  • Provide consultations to families on the waitlist.  
  • Evaluate difficulties functioning within particular environments (Home. School, community). 
  • Advise on task adaptations and adaptive equipment to help clients with daily activities. 
  • Provide families with resources to facilitate the development of skills at home. 
  • Maintain current, accurate clinical records in a timely manner. 
  • Collaborate with the team to develop and implement a series of activities of daily living workshops and groups.  
  • Engage in continuing education to ensure professional knowledge is current to provide clients with the best treatment program available. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Registered with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
  • Possess up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices within the field of autism
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Motivated to learn new skills
  • Ability to take care of clients with different personalities
  • Ability to assess client condition and work with treatment plans
  • Minimum 1-year of experience in pediatrics is preferred but not required