• Full Time
  • Wikwemikong
  • August 23, 2024

Website NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre

Autism Support Worker

Summary
The Autism Support Worker will work under the supervision of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Supervisor to provide direct support and intervention to children and youth with ASD. This role involves working closely with families, educators, and community members to implement individualized support plans and promote the well-being of children and youth with ASD.

Responsibilities
• Provide one-on-one and group support to children and youth with ASD.
• Implement individualized intervention plans developed by the ASD Supervisor.
• Utilize evidence-based practices and culturally appropriate strategies.
• Communicate regularly with families to provide updates and support.
• Assist in organizing and facilitating community events and workshops related to ASD.
• Work collaboratively with educators, healthcare providers, and other community organizations to
coordinate support.
• Participate in team meetings and contribute to the development of support plans.
• Monitor the progress of children and youth and document observations.
• Report to the ASD Supervisor on the effectiveness of interventions and any issues that arise.
• Educate families and community members about ASD and available resources.
• Advocate for the needs and rights of children and youth with ASD within the communities.

Qualifications
• Diploma or degree in a related field (e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Education).
• Experience working with children and youth with ASD is preferred.
• Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions is an asset.
• Compassionate and patient, with a genuine commitment to supporting children and youth with ASD.
• Culturally sensitive and respectful of Indigenous values and traditions.
• Proactive and adaptable, with the ability to implement effective support strategies.
• Strong observational and reporting skills to track progress and outcomes.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• 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.

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