• Full Time
  • Wikwemikong
  • August 23, 2024

Website NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Supervisor

Summary
The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Supervisor will oversee and implement programs and services designed to support children and youth with autism spectrum disorder within four First Nation communities on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore. This role involves working closely with families, educators, and community members to ensure culturally appropriate and effective interventions are in place.

Responsibilities
• Develop, implement, and oversee ASD programs tailored to the needs of children and youth within the communities.
• Ensure programs are culturally sensitive and inclusive, incorporating traditional practices and knowledge.
• Conduct assessments to identify the needs of children and youth with ASD.
• Develop individualized intervention plans in collaboration with families, educators, and other stakeholders.
• Supervise a team of ASD workers
• Provide training and professional development opportunities to staff, ensuring they are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills in ASD support.
• Work closely with families to provide education, resources, and support.
• Foster strong relationships with community members and leaders to promote understanding and
acceptance of ASD.
• Collaborate with local schools, healthcare providers, and other organizations to coordinate services and support.
• Advocate for the needs and rights of children and youth with ASD within the communities.
• Monitor the effectiveness of programs and interventions, adjusting as needed.
• Collect and analyze data to evaluate outcomes and inform future program development.

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech and Language, or a related field.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience working with children and youth with ASD.
• Experience working in Indigenous communities and a strong understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions.
• Ability to build rapport and work effectively with clients, families, and other professionals.
• Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Anishinabek culture, formal cultural sensitivity training, and experience working with Aboriginal cultures are assets.
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License and reliable vehicle.
• Clear CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Screen are required.

Interested applicants MUST submit: 1) A cover letter; 2) an Updated resume; 3) a Photocopy of certificates / diploma / degree from a post-secondary institution, and 4) Contact information (email, phone number) of 2 work-related references.
NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wikwemikong Health Centre Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Supervisor
Attention: Melissa Roy
NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre
P.O. Box 101, 16A Complex Drive, Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0
Telephone: 705-859-3164 / Fax: 705-859-3300 / Email: mroy@wikyhealth.ca

To apply for this job email your details to mroy@wikyhealth.ca