Autism Support Worker - EIBI - Mental Health

Yarmouth - Nova Scotia (NS),

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Estimated salary $25.61 - $35.31 an hour

Job Description:

Req ID: 51838
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60012654 MHA WZ EIBI SW
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 01-Mar-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority 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 Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. 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.


Reporting to the Manager of Child and Youth Program, the Autism Support Worker implements an intensive intervention program for preschool children diagnosed with ASD. This treatment program follows Provincial EIBI Program guidelines and procedures and is clinically supervised by a Clinical Interventionist and operationally supervised by a Clinical Leader. The Autism Support Worker uses PRT (Pivotal Response Therapy) and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) along with positive behavior techniques to facilitate the development of functional language and adaptive skills in preschool children diagnosed with ASD.

  • Undergraduate Degree in a Health, Human or Social Service field
  • One year recent related experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Computer proficiency-Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Knowledge of basic Applied Behavior Analysis Principles
  • Knowledge of developmental stages of children 0-6 years
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive, respectful, non-judgmental, patient and understanding
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and as a
team member with multi-agencies
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to improvise/flexibility
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Commitment to health and safety
  • Qualifications Continued

    • Travel will be required
    • Adherence to Respectful of NSHA policies such as confidentiality
    • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Abuse Registry check) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

    Preferred (Considered an Asset)

    • Experience working with preschoolers
    • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

    PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work

    Permanent Part-time (80%) Position; 60 Hours Bi-weekly

    Salary Information

    Autism Support Worker

    $25.6128 - $35.3115 hourly

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

    Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

    • Criminal Record Check
    • Proof of education & training certifications
    • Proof of any additional required qualification
    • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
    • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
    • Proof of SIN number

    Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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