ABA Therapist

Child and Youth Development Services · Any FIREFLY office location, Ontario
Department Child and Youth Development Services
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $46,604 to $57,316 depending on education and experience

FIREFLY is seeking a full time ABA Therapist reporting directly to the Clinical Manager.  Working directly with children/youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the ABA Therapist is responsible for providing evidence‐based interventions as outlined in the child/youth’s Behaviour Plan. The ABA Therapist may also provide Family Services and Supports, primarily parent direct services, as part of their role. ABA Therapists will work across a variety of settings such as homes, schools, and community spaces, and as such, must possess strong communication, collaboration and independent skills. Services provided are family centred and each family is seen as a partner in supporting the child/youth while participating in services and supports. The ABA Therapist will work with clinical direction and clinical coach from a BCBA or Psychological Associate. Administrative direction and assignments are provided by the Clinical Manager.


Key Job Functions:

  • Consistently performs work to meet quality standards
  • Ability to analyze setbacks and seek feedback to learn from mistakes
  • Exercises sound judgement and obtains relevant information before making decisions
  • Adherence to policies and procedures
  • Communicates ideas, views and concerns effectively and respectively
  • Actively participates in exchanges of ideas with others
  • Demonstrates active listening, respects, considers and incorporates the views of others
  • Knows and effectively communicates the goals of the agency and program/service
  • Understands the community needs related to service outcomes and referrals to service
  • Awareness of community partners and related services and supports
  • Provides individualized approach to engaging families, staff and community partners based on cultural/social/emotional needs
  • Demonstrates FIREFLY’s values of trust, integrity, relationships and learning in day to day work 
  • Flexibility in work patterns and travel to meet client/agency need
  • Open to new solutions
  • Positive and constructive attitude in the face of change
  • Meets attendance, punctuality and accountability standards
  • Work tasks are consistently submitted and completed on time
  • Identifies challenges, gaps or barriers and productively engages in solution‐based discussions with colleagues and supervisors
  • Accepts and makes changes in support of agency initiatives
  • Operates from a group perspective (demonstrates respect for team and agency processes)
  • Recognizes the value of diversity within the workplace and strives to contribute to a safe, healthy, and respectful workplace environment
  • Deals proactively with interpersonal or personal matters that could affect own performance or performance of the team
  • Fulfills responsibility for agreements made in collaborative arrangements or team meetings
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the scope of work and seeks out support and resources through their Supervisors as needed
  • Carries out duties in accordance with program guidelines, legislation and standards of the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and the College of Psychologists of Ontario


Education/Experience/Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Competency and demonstrated experience in the teaching and implementation of behavior analytic strategies
  • Exceptional communication and engagement skills and experience with children and youth with developmental concerns and/or ASD and their families for at least 5 years
  • Training and experience with Intensive Behavioural Intervention and Applied Behaviour Analysis Strategies
  • Strong knowledge of the community and demonstrates the ability and willingness to collaborate with community partners
  • Flexibility and creativity to deliver in‐home, school and/or community supports related to the child’s success across environments
  • Reliable in sharing the right information at the right time with the right people (which includes risk management, up to date documenting in the child/youth’s electronic record, and data for the purpose of service delivery and funder accountabilities)
  • Requires the ability to travel between service delivery sites in both urban and rural settings
  • BCaBA certification required;  Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science, degree in Psychology or Behavioural Sciences Program, or diploma in other social services accompanied by extensive experience with ASD and ABA will be considered
  • Ability to communicate, oral and written, in both official languages in an asset


Conditions of Employment:

  • The ability to manage a reasonable workload; effective priority‐setting and follow‐up
  • Role model the vision and values of the Agency
  • Value the concept of teamwork and ability to work independently
  • Ability to deal with conflict, mediate and problem solve
  • Quality of work to meet or exceed Agency specifications
  • Vulnerable Sector Screen Criminal Reference check that is free of any offenses


Benefits of working at FIREFLY:

  • Pension Plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP)
  • Vacation entitlement starting at 4 weeks per year
  • Paid sick leave accrued monthly up to a maximum of 30 days 
  • Wellness Days (3 total per fiscal year)
  • Community Service and Cultural Days (3 total per fiscal year)
  • Excellent benefit plan with coverage including health, dental, vision, life insurance and critical illness with 100% of the premiums paid by FIREFLY
  • Short and long term disability coverage
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive team and great workplace culture


This position is open until filled.

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  • Location
    Any FIREFLY office location, Ontario
  • Department
    Child and Youth Development Services
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $46,604 to $57,316 depending on education and experience