Job Responsibilities :
1. Data collection and analysis
Conduct Functional Analyses;
Collect, analyze, and interpret data;
Conduct baseline data collection of target skills;
Work in compliance with Board Certified Behavioural Analyst (BCBA) guidelines and ethical standards in practice and research.
2. Develop and implement behaviour management plans
Collaborate with psychologists to develop and implement plans to be consistently applied in the student’s varying environments;
Partner with teachers, early learning facilitators (ELF), learning coaches, and educational assistants (EA) to model appropriate behavioural interventions informed by data and best practice with the child;
Monitor child’s progress using appropriate means of data collection and communicate progress to educational team;
Implement specialized programs (i.e. behaviour intervention plans, Functional Communication Training, use of differential reinforcement);
Modify education materials to the appropriate needs of the child for use at school or home.
3. Consultation and communication
Provide in-depth information regarding function driven evidenced treatments;
Collect, graph and review data with MDT, school team and extended family team to monitor program effectiveness;
Formulate behavioural plans for the student in collaboration with educational team etc;
Provide links to relevant information (research articles, website links, external service provider information and community supports);
Provide training to staff, families, and other stakeholders focusing on behavioural interventions.
4. Multi-disciplinary team participation
Collaborate with the Specialized Services, Early Learning Team, school teams and extended families;
Support the MDT in maintaining open communication with the family;
Participate in staff and team meetings and case conferences;
Provide input into department strategies, goals and objective.
5. Maintain technical knowledge and credentials through a range of professional development activities
Job Qualifications :
Master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis, or related discipline, plus three years of directly related experience;
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) credentials are mandatory;
Advanced knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles, delivery of intervention techniques to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other developmental disabilities / behavioural challenges;
Knowledge of research and data analysis techniques and principles;
Knowledge of crisis Intervention strategies and de-escalation techniques, CPR / First Aid;
Knowledge of safe workplaces and an awareness of Occupational Health and Safety regulations;
Knowledge of FOIP Legislation; Mircrosoft programs including Excel, Outlook and databases;
General knowledge of a variety of therapeutic disciplines;
General knowledge of the district / department operations, business, goals and objectives and an understanding of elementary curriculum;
Advanced written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical information to a variety of stakeholders;
Skills to work positively, collaboratively with children, teachers, parents and early learning team;
Very strong assessment and problem-solving skills are required to coach school teams, MDT, and families;
Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently;
Effective decision-making and leadership skills;
Flexibility is essential for this incumbent given the variety of children’s abilities, needs and conditions;
Strong research and data analysis skills to continuously monitor relevant research regarding evidence-based interventions;
Continuously seeking out professional development opportunities to stay current in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Close Date : June 21, 2019
Edmonton Catholic School District offers a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation package, based on contract status.
Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents.
Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.