PUF Teacher Part-Time, Permanent

About the Centre

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Established in 1997, the Centre has grown to offer a wide range of services to individuals on the spectrum and their families, and is the largest accredited autism service provider in northern Alberta. Its mission is to provide comprehensive and innovative supports and services to those affected by ASD.

The people we serve come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes the Centre for Autism Services Alberta (CFASA) stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm to empower autistic individuals and their families to thrive, you will find a great career at CFASA. We welcome the unique contributions future staff can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, color, religion, different abilities, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Job Summary

The Centre is expanding our early childhood services in preschool and kindergarten (PUF: Program Unit Funding) and looking to hire a new 0.7 FTE teacher position worked over a 10 month period with time in-lieu in the summer.

The role of the PUF Teacher is to develop, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the programming for each student in collaboration with the clinical team and educational assistants.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and oversee all PUF program components for each student in collaboration with the clinical team
  • Collaborate with the child’s specialized services team supporting the Common Approach of PUF and SS programming
  • Develop and oversee IPPs for each PUF child, using Common Approach documentation as required
  • Share education and student specific information/strategies with all team members as needed
  • Work collaboratively with parents/guardians on their child’s respective goals, plans and challenges
  • Complete reports, assessments and program plans as required
  • Coordinate and chair IPP meetings for PUF students
  • Promote an inclusive education environment
  • Support the education of appropriate academic and developmental skills to prepare a student for future learning in the school system
  • Supervise, train, coach and mentor the PUF EAs
  • Complete EA evaluations
  • Promote the Centre’s PUF program, attending school fairs and school meetings
  • Participate in the hiring of PUF EAs where possible


Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in program planning, evaluating and supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of:
    • Naturalistic developmental behavioural interventions for preschool and school aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
    • Theory and principles of child development
    • Early Childhood Services
  • Certified teacher
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills and the ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated intervention skills
  • Demonstrated supervision skills
  • Assumes initiative for own personal development
  • Computer training, knowledge and experience in MS Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Clean Criminal Record check
  • Clean Intervention Check
  • Experience in non-profit sector
  • Maintain registration with a professional body as applicable

 

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits provided.

Apply online below, or email your resume and cover letter to:
HumanResources@centreforautism.ab.ca or fax to 780.488.6664 (confirm fax transmission by calling 780.488.6600)

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Questions? Email humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca