Behavioural Support Specialist
Rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends, & holidays
Behavioural Support Specialist
Temporary Full Time up to 18 months
RATE OF PAY
$33.22-41.89 per hour
75.00 bi-weekly as per schedule
May 26th, 2023
Please Note: This position offers a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work. Office location is 500 Church St in Penetanguishene, ON.
The Clinical Manager of the Beckwith B Program is 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.
The Beckwith program is in the high-secure forensic area which is an all-male facility. There are 40 beds on the Beckwith program, this is divided into separate units; Beckwith A and Beckwith B. The patient population Beckwith serves is primarily individuals that suffer treatment resistant psychotic disorders. We are an interdisciplinary team primarily made up of psychometry, psychiatry, social work, recreation therapy, addictions counselling, behavioural support and nursing staff. Our primary focus or mandate of care on Beckwith is reducing or eliminating the patients violent, suicidal, or self-injurious risks while treating the underlying mental illness. This is done using a combination of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. This is a challenging but rewarding work environment for those interested in helping rehabilitate and support patients living with mental illness.
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
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 https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_teamby quoting Job ID WC23-171. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.