Play Guide/ Interventionist
Job Type: Part Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible
Minimum Education: Diploma
Positions Available: 1
NOC Group: Other Professional Occupations in Therapy and Assessment (3144)
NOC Job Title: Recreational Therapist
Expires in 10 days
Last Updated: 2020-01-21
Job Number: 606223
New Westminster, British Columbia
The primary responsibilities of the Play Guide are to support the design and delivery of the play groups and Autism Demystification® programs while addressing the social, communication, and peer play needs of all children participating in the program. To collaborate with the team, join in the planning, creation of materials as well as visual supports to assist the children in achieving the individualized goals within the play groups program.
Knowledge and Skills:
Assist in modifying the children’s learning environments to improve their social-emotional, communication, social and symbolic play.
To be familiar with and adhere to expectations, procedures, and policies of the Society.
Ability to relate to and communicate with children.
Ability to work as a part of a clinical and multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Must show initiative and commitment to the children, and the Society
Must have excellent organizational skills.
Must show empathy in working with children and families.
Must continually seek further professional development.
Must demonstrate a sense of discretion that respects privacy and integrity with children, families and coworkers.
Education and Experience:
- Diploma, certificate or degrees in one of the following fields, Education, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathologist, Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Educators, Behavioural Interventionist, etc.
- Must be trained in or willing to seek training in the following models and techniques (Integrated Play Groups®, SCERTS®, Hanen, PBS, Social Stories® and our signature Autism Demystification® Model and programs).
- Have practical experience in a clinical or educational setting
- Have experience contributing to an interdisciplinary team
- Have experience working directly with children with autism
- Must have current CPR
- Must have current criminal records/vulnerable person check
- Must have or will to take abuse preventative training
- Possesses an altruistic spirit and continuously innovates to support the social needs of individuals with autism.
- Acknowledges the team effort and works tirelessly to support the development of team spirit.
- Communicates with honesty using person-first language and creates the space for others to do the same.
- Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
- Integrate fun and joy as a way of working daily.
How to Apply