This is a provincial recruit for both health authorities (IWK Health and Nova Scotia Health).
Nova Scotia EIBI Treatment Program
The Nova Scotia EIBI Program provides treatment for preschool age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and training for families. The program is offered through the Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and IWK Health in partnership with Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia. The main form of treatment, Pivotal Response Treatment, uses motivational strategies and the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to facilitate development of children’s communication, play and other functional skills. The EIBI program has a strong commitment to ongoing learning for the EIBI teams, so that children and their families receive similar services across the province. There is a strong leadership framework for the provincial program. Treatment is provided by a coordinated team consisting of parents, one-to-one interventionists, Clinical Interventionists, and consultant Speech-Language Pathologists.
IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Health provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
IWK Health and Nova Scotia Health seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.
Working within the EIBI Service Delivery Model and accountable to the Manager and the EIBI Clinical Leadership, the Clinical Interventionist responsibilities include:
The development and coordination of treatment programs, which are integrated between services and disciplines, taking into consideration the families’ needs and goals.
Adapting and revising treatment plans, as required; while maintaining appropriate documentation.
Ongoing monitoring of outcome measures.
Training and monitoring the practice standards of the EIBI Autism Skills Workers/Program Implementers.
Provision of leadership, supervision and support to EIBI Autism Skills Workers/Program Implementers. (Supervision includes feedback on performance)
Maintaining service quality control standards.
Participating and leading program evaluation as appropriate
Completing, maintaining and advancing own skill sets.
Provision of intensive behavioural intervention services with children and their families, as required.
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Board Certified Behavior Analyst or graduate of a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Approved Occupational Therapy Program required.
Registered, or eligible for registration, with the appropriate professional body in Nova Scotia as applicable.
Recent experience working with young children (0-5 years old) with ASD required.
Certification in First Aid required.
This position requires substantial weekly travel. Reliable transportation is required.
Competencies in other languages an asset; French and/or Arabic preferred.
Note: Compensation and union information are location/position/skills dependent. Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.
Type of Employment: Temporary 12 month Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 4 positions
Type of Employment: Various full-time and part-time long-assignments available.
Start Date: ASAP
Assignments are one year from date of hire. These dates are approximate and may be subject to change.
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 0830-1630, 37.5 hours/week
Hours of Work: 75.00 hours bi-weekly and 37.50 hours bi-weekly.
Location: Halifax, NS
Location: Various sites and community based locations throughout Nova Scotia Health (Western Zone - Annapolis County; Eastern Zone – Cape Breton County; Northern Zone – Colchester County).
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Req ID: 102085
Req ID: 101774
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