Behavioural Support Specialist

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Full Time
Penetanguishene, ON
$33.22–$41.89 an hour
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
The Clinical Managers of the Forensic Assessment Program are currently seeking a Behavioural Support Specialist. The purpose of this role is to provide assessment, treatment and consultative services for clients experiencing behavioural challenges related to mental health impairment and to participate as a member of a specialized mental health team. Key Accountabilities: Planning, implementing, evaluating, modifying and recording therapeutic treatment strategies in collaboration with the client and multidisciplinary team Observe, communicate and record client behaviors, ability to function, and treatment responses for assessment purposes Provide interventions such associalization, self-care, leisure and coping skills training,and community integration to encourage the development of acceptable social behaviour; implementing behavior modification programs and support discharge planning Select, administer, score, and interpret a variety of behavioural assessment tools Prepare behavioural assessment reports and maintain accurate clinical records according to established standards Developing, implementing, and evaluating psychotherapeutic treatment programs Consultation services for clients, relatives and a variety of other healthcare professionals Provide physical assistance to patients experiencing behavioural challenges related to mental impairment, and to assist in emergencies/codes Qualifications/Requirements: Behavioural Science Technology Diploma, or Autism and Behavioral Science Graduate Program Member of the Ontario Association for Behavioural Analysis Inc. (ONTABA) Valid Class G Drivers Licence and CPR and First Aid an asset Preference for previous experience in a behavioural assessment role Preference for similar experience in a forensic mental health environment Experience with psychiatric diagnosis and disorders and theories, and of general and mental health theory and practice; dynamics of individuals and families Experience with behaviour theory and management and crisis intervention techniques Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite Proven analytical skills to interpret, evaluate and develop appropriate treatment plan Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills Proven written and verbal communication skills Proven ability to adapt readily to change Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude Preference for proficiency in French/English language You must meet the requirements of our COVID-19 Immunization Policy by providing proof of full vaccination, or a request and receipt of an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, including a medical exemption. How do I apply? Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to quoting Job ID WC22-327. This position is open until filled. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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