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Instructor Therapist / Behavioral Therapist

Toronto, Oshawa, Barrie, Markham, Durham, ON · Healthcare

HeadHunting Inc works with many community services and looking for Instructor Therapist / Behavioral Therapist around Toronto, Markham, Oshawa, Barrie and Durham area. 

As an Instructor Therapists are responsible for intensive behavioural intervention, providing services for children and youth with autism. In this role, you work with children and youth in home, clinic, centre, and classroom-based settings, both one-on-one and in small groups.

You may be scheduled to work evenings, weekends, split shifts, or shorter shifts of less than 7 hours per day. You will be required to work out of client sites from time to time based on operational needs. As well, you may be assigned to work in different programs and services within the Autism division  and your primary work location may be reassigned within a 50 KM radius based on operational needs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Client Services

As Instructor Therapist you will be  delivering services using  a combination of one to one and small group instruction. You will provide individualized services to meet the needs of each child and youth based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Strive to support families in the best way possible and use a family centered approach to identify the strengths and needs of the child or youth with a focus on increasing their skills.

As an Instructor Therapist, you will participate in the delivery of evidence-based programming ABA such as administering skill acquisition programs, teaching appropriate behaviours and reducing challenging behaviour, teaching communication and social skills, play skills, and life skills.

Regularly liaise with parents to provide progress updates and support parent coaching sessions. Create teaching materials to support programming. Collect and monitor data.

Data Collection and Review

Conduct behaviour or curriculum assessments. Monitor and track progress by keeping detailed daily records and information on the child’s challenging behaviour, skill acquisition, and other aspects of the planned interventions.

Administrative Duties

Maintain the clinical binder for each client. This includes preparing datasheets, daily graphing, and adjusting programming based on the set revision and mastery criterion. Participate in agency initiatives to further enhance our supports and services.


  • Post-secondary education in Autism and Behaviour Science, Behavioural Psychology, or a related field. **

  • College diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker and Developmental Service Worker may be considered. **

  • Candidates that are currently enrolled in a diploma or degree program may be considered.

  • 1-year’s experience in delivering ABA-based programming an asset.

  • Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) an asset.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, time-management and communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Knowledge concerning cultural diversity and proficiency in other languages will be considered assets for this position.

  • First Aid/CPR training an asset.

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