Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Leader
Position location to be determined
$53,739 - $82,676
(salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience)
This position will report directly to the Superintendent of Education responsible for Special Education and work in close cooperation with the Special Education/Safe and Supportive Schools Administrator and the Kenora-based ABA Leader.
The ABA Lead will advocate for and support an equitable and inclusive school climate and will be responsible for all aspects of Applied Behavioural Analysis and other behavior intervention strategies for all students, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder in elementary and/or secondary schools in Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ignace, Upsala, Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake and Savant Lake. They are an integral member of the Learning Team and a liaison with local community agencies. This work will include assessment, evaluation, development, implementation, training and reporting. The ABA Lead will participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to assist school teams, parents and community partners in the facilitation of daily transitions including transitions from intensive behavioural intervention provided by the Autism Intervention Program to school based Applied Behaviour Analysis Programs. This will include evaluating current methodologies, acting as a lead resource and supporting the development of behaviour intervention plans, carrying out assessments, and presenting summaries and recommendations to stakeholders. The ABA lead will work directly with students to model and implement intervention strategies and support all staff in using the gradual release model. The ABA Lead will also provide training to Principals, Staff and Parents on behavioural intervention strategies, as well as assist in the creation of materials and resources to implement the programs.
A post-secondary degree or diploma in postgraduate studies or equivalent field (i.e. Autism and behavioral science, psychology, etc.) and experience in behavioral science, as well as training and experience in implementing ABA principles are required. Experience in providing and/or facilitating adult learning and training, working with children and youth who have special education needs and/or behavioural issues as well as children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. Knowledge of and experience working in the elementary and secondary education system in Ontario is preferred. The following attributes are also necessary: excellent office skills; ability to deal with tact and sound judgement in oral and written communications with staff and the public; the ability to organize and complete work assignments with minimum supervision; the ability to work independently in a team environment while meeting strict deadlines; excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite; tact and confidentiality are required. Travel throughout the system will be required and the successful applicant must have access to their own vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.
Applicants must include the name of three references, one reference must be a recent/immediate supervisor, and authorization for the Keewatin Patricia District School Board to contact the references under the terms of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Kathy Bartlett, Human Resources Officer
Confidential information provided by applicants will be used for the purpose of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The Keewatin Patricia District School Board thanks all applicants for making known their interest in the position. Only those applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contact.
The Board is an equal opportunity employer
S. Monteith, Director of Education D. Penny, Board Chair