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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Part-time OT position at New Heights in Transition to Adulthood Pilot Project

New Heights Home and Community Support (HCS) Program gives students and their families the extracurricular support they need to be successful in their homes and the community. The Transitioning to Adulthood branch works with young adults and their families through the transition from school to adulthood in 5 key areas: Employment, Post Secondary transitions, Independent Living/Housing, Daily Social Environments, and Mental Health resourcing. We work with young adults, age 17-25 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We are a program that utilizes the strengths and interests of each young adult and family to address developmental goals and the individual’s and their family’s priorities.
The Transitioning to Adulthood branch is a pilot project starting June 2017.
New Heights currently requires one part time Home and Community Support Coordinator to oversee all aspects of the HCS Transitioning to Adulthood program.
The Home and Community Support Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Initial intake and ongoing coordination of service delivery for each individual and their family
  • Identify individual’s needs in each area of transition, ensure that each individual’s Individual Service Plan meets the individual’s needs and priorities, as well as takes into account parent priorities, coordinate with the individual’s school program where applicable
  • Hire, train, mentor, and manage all program staff and subcontract staff, including their annual professional reviews
  • Oversee events to facilitate family-to-family networking and support (ie. Parent Education Series, etc).
  • Liaison with New Heights School administrative team
  • Maintain positive collaborative working relationships with individuals, agencies, and organizations involved with individuals with ASD and their families
  • Participate in ongoing program development, strategic planning, and annual outcomes reporting
  • Ensure current working knowledge of resources, research, and literature related to ASD
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Disability Studies, Occupational Therapy, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working within the ASD community
  • Experience in managing and coordinating individualized service delivery programs
  • Working knowledge of child development and play-based models for ASD intervention
  • Strong leadership, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated clinical skills (individual, parent, family, multidisciplinary therapy team), coupled with the ability to be self-directed, highly motivated and work effectively in a team environment.
If working in an intimate, family-centered program among a team of passionate, committed professionals supporting and empowering families with children with ASD is of interest to you, please submit your resume to:
Brent Williams, Executive Director  brent.williams@newheightscalgary.com
Resumes will be received until noon Wednesday, May 8, 2017. The position will begin as early as possible in June.
Posting can also be found here

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