Pathstone Mental Health is Niagara's primary provider of treatment for children until their 18th Birthday. Pathstone provides services to more than 6,000 children and youth each year and to over 3,200 parents, guardians and adults.
We offer a broad range of programs and services at no cost, which are delivered by highly qualified professionals to strengthen children and families. Our treatment methods are based upon a deep respect for the children, youth and families who seek our expertise.
Pathstone Mental Health is seeking a Behaviour Consultant. This is a thirty-seven and a half (37.5) hour work week. This is a contract position from May 2019 to January 2021. This is a unionized position. This position require flexibility in hours of work. The hourly range of pay is $25.74 - $29.39 per hour. The Behaviour Consultant works as part of an interdisciplinary team including community partners and families to address the behavioural treatment needs of children under the age of 6 years.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working in a team setting, the Behaviour Consultant:
- Reviews and makes recommendations to licensed child care settings using QCCN tools to address needs that may be contributing to issues with identified children.
- Participates in the screening and assessment of children, for example, the DPS, DISC, CARE tool or other QCCN tools. Consults service pathways so as to triage children to appropriate services.
- Assists families to access appropriate treatment and/or support services for their children, if needed. This role may include case management duties and support during transition to school meetings as required prior to the child being admitted to another agency and/or for children who do not meet the threshold for admission into a treatment agency
- Educates early childhood professionals through a Train the Trainer model on the CARE ad KIDS behavioural checklists.
- Consults with traditional counselling supports to, during and after early years intervention
- Develops and conducts groups to assist families in need of intensive early year’s service.
- Works collaboratively with all assessment and treatment teams within Pathstone Mental Health.
- Adheres to the organizational policies and procedures of Pathstone Mental Health.
- Maintains documentation and records in accordance with established policies and standards
- Completes monthly service statistics.
- Participates in staff and regular service sector meetings as required.
- Participates in relevant in-service training/conferences/seminars and workshops for the purpose of professional development within service plan goals and financial limits.
- Participates in the setting and implementation of organizational and individual goals and objectives.
- Other duties as assigned.
HEALTH and SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assume responsibility for a safe work environment and safe working practices.
- Work in a safe manner and maintain a safe and orderly work environment.
- Report unsafe situations and conditions to immediate Manager / Coordinator for resolution
This position reports directly to the Clinical Manager.
- Early Childhood Educator Diploma and Resource Teacher Certificate
- Consideration will be given to candidates who are currently enrolled in a Resource Teacher Program
- Must be registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators
- 2 to 3 years practical experience working with children under the age of 6 years.
- Working knowledge and experience treatment planning.
- Good communication and organization skills.
- Bilingual in (French and English) is preferred
- Experience working with the Aboriginal community is an asset
- A current Police Records Check within the last six (6) months
- Must possess a valid driver’s licence, able to supply own vehicle, and be insurable to drive in Ontario.
Pathstone Mental Health is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Pathstone will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and / or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Qualified applicants are welcome to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter.