Behavioural Therapist (RFT 1.00 FTE)
The Royal Mental Health Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
5d ago

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose : to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.

This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.

Duties :

  • Complete behavioral assessments and plan treatment strategies in conjunction with team
  • Develop, implement and evaluate individual client Behavioural plans
  • Coordinate and monitor service delivery and assist in the development and delivery of training sessions for clients, staff and community partners
  • Develop and implements, in conjunction with treatment team members, evidence-based treatment plans responsive to client needs
  • Participates in the development and delivery of educational and informational programs for residents and staff
  • Provide the on-going follow-up and support for the LTCH staff, working with residents who present with complex care and behavioural issues and their families.
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge into practice and enhance staff’s ability to manage responsive behaviours and care plan interventions through role modeling, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient / client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace Policy.
  • Qualifications :

  • Post graduate diploma or degree from a recognized college or university such as a diploma in Behaviour Analysis or a related field.
  • i.e. Behavioural Science Technology (3 years advanced), or a related undergraduate degree with emphasis on applied behavior analysis.

  • Prior experience with clients in Long Term Care and the community.
  • Direct clinical experience implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) preferred
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavioural Analyst (BCaBA) preferred.
  • Ability to train others in ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) principles an asset.
  • Computer skills and experience / familiarity with care planning functions, as well as workload measurement tools.
  • Training in Gentle Persuasive Approach, Montessori or willingness to successfully complete training will be required.
  • Specialized skills in dementia, mental health & addictions. Knowledge of best practices in these areas and the effect on the resident, families and care providers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Long Term Care (LTC) Home Act & regulations, and other legislation that is relevant to the location in which care is provided.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative, team model, yet show independent practice initiative in organizing and prioritizing work effectively and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborative working relationships with LTCH staff and other community partners.
  • Strong knowledge of community resources for seniors with mental health & addictions issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility in working hours to meet the needs of clinic schedules with psychiatrists, LTCH staff, residents and their families.
  • Experience in facilitation of group / individual training / education is considered an asset
  • Valid class G driver’s license. Valid driver’s licence and access to reliable vehicle.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading, and writing. Bilingual (French / English) is mandatory.
  • Note :

    If a bilingual candidate is not successful, The Royal will consider candidates with a proficiency level of B+ in French with the agreement to enroll and complete a recognized French Language Training program to attain the required proficiency level of A- in oral expression and comprehension and reading within a thirty (30) months' time period agreed to by all parties.

    The required proficiency level may vary depending on the minimum requirement of the position. This level can vary between A- to A+.

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