Do you love working with children? Do you have a passion for helping children with autism spectrum disorder discover their individual pathways to success? Here at the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, our dedicated staff work with our children on therapy goals that are based on the individual needs of the child.
The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism in Kamloops, British Columbia, has a position open for individuals to work with the young men and women who attend both our day program, as well as those who take part in our extended autism program. This is a four-day a week position, which will include the opportunity for relief / on-call, and there is a possibility of more hours as shifts become available.
Our day program is a Monday through Friday program run from September through June designed to meet the needs of children between the ages of 5 to 12 years. Children attend the Centre in place of attending their home school, or they attend the Centre part-time during the week with remainder of the week being spent in their home school. The goal for all children is to prepare them for an integrated classroom setting in their neighbourhood school (if enrolled in a brick and mortar school). This program takes place within a group setting.
Our extended program is for children aged 6 to 18 and provides intensive, goal-oriented intervention services in an environment outside the child’s educational program. An individualized program is created to match the child’s developmental level and learning strengths and areas of concerns. This program generally takes place within a one-on-one setting.
The successful candidate will be responsible to work with individuals ages 5 to 18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder in our day program and, once a match has been made, our extended program as well. Successful applicants will work with clients to develop skills in gross and fine motor skills, cognitive development and social, behavioural and emotional development. Each client has a program made for their abilities and area of skill obtainment. This is a therapeutic program, not an academic program, and will involve assisting children in working through challenging behaviours.
- Applicants are required to have completed at least a 1 year Certificate with at least 20 hours of child development experience. Examples include Teaching Assistant/Teachers Aide Certification, School and Community Support Certification, Human Services Certification and Early Childhood Education Certification.
- Must be able to pass a Criminal Records Check (vulnerable sector).
- 19 years or older.
- Valid BC Driver’s License (Class 5) and a reliable car to transport clients.
Specific shifts will be discussed during the interview, but the day program is Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, and the extended program is Monday through Friday between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
Benefits are available to staff who regularly work 24 or more hours a week upon successful completion of the probation period.