ABA Therapist (at any FIREFLY location in NWO) ID: 68179

Deadline Date: 2022/01/31

Location:  Kenora

Working with children/youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the ABA Therapist provides evidence-based interventions, provide Family Services and Supports, primarily parent direct services, and work across a variety of settings such as homes, schools, and community spaces.

Posting Date:
 820 Lakeview Drive
Start Date:
 $46,604-$57,316 depending on education and experience
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

Key Job Functions:

  • Consistently performs work to meet quality standards
  • Ability to analyze setbacks and seek feedback to learn from mistakes
  • Exercises sound judgement and obtains relevant information before making decisions
  • Adherence to policies and procedures
  • Communicates ideas, views and concerns effectively and respectively
  • Actively participates in exchanges of ideas with others
  • Demonstrates active listening, respects, considers and incorporates the views of others
  • Knows and effectively communicates the goals of the agency and program/service
  • Understands the community needs related to service outcomes and referrals to service
  • Awareness of community partners and related services and supports
  • Provides individualized approach to engaging families, staff and community partners based on cultural/social/emotional needs
  • Demonstrates FIREFLY’s values of trust, integrity, relationships and learning in day to day work 
  • Flexibility in work patterns and travel to meet client/agency need
  • Open to new solutions
  • Positive and constructive attitude in the face of change
  • Meets attendance, punctuality and accountability standards
  • Work tasks are consistently submitted and completed on time
  • Identifies challenges, gaps or barriers and productively engages in solution-based discussions with colleagues and supervisors
  • Accepts and makes changes in support of agency initiatives
  • Operates from a group perspective (demonstrates respect for team and agency processes)
  • Recognizes the value of diversity within the workplace and strives to contribute to a safe, healthy, and respectful workplace environment
  • Deals proactively with interpersonal or personal matters that could affect own performance or performance of the team
  • Fulfills responsibility for agreements made in collaborative arrangements or team meetings
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the scope of work and seeks out support and resources through their Supervisors as needed
  • Carries out duties in accordance with program guidelines, legislation and standards of the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and the College of Psychologists of Ontario



Education/Experience/Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Competency and demonstrated experience in the teaching and implementation of behavior analytic strategies
  • Exceptional communication and engagement skills and experience with children and youth with developmental concerns and/or ASD and their families for at least 5 years
  • Training and experience with Intensive Behavioural Intervention and Applied Behaviour Analysis Strategies
  • Strong knowledge of the community and demonstrates the ability and willingness to collaborate with community partners
  • Flexibility and creativity to deliver in-home, school and/or community supports related to the child’s success across environments
  • Reliable in sharing the right information at the right time with the right people (which includes risk management, up to date documenting in the child/youth’s electronic record, and data for the purpose of service delivery and funder accountabilities)
  • Requires the ability to travel between service delivery sites in both urban and rural settings
  • BCaBA certification required; ï‚· Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science, degree in Psychology or Behavioural Sciences Program, or diploma in other social services accompanied by extensive experience with ASD and ABA will be considered
  • Ability to communicate, oral and written, in both official languages in an asset



Conditions of Employment:

  • The ability to manage a reasonable workload; effective priority‐setting and follow‐up
  • Role model the vision and values of the Agency
  • Value the concept of teamwork and ability to work independently
  • Ability to deal with conflict, mediate and problem solve
  • Quality of work to meet or exceed Agency specifications
  • Vulnerable Sector Screen Criminal Reference check that is free of any offenses
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by start date


Benefits of working at FIREFLY:

  • Pension Plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP)
  • Vacation entitlement starting at 4 weeks per year
  • Paid sick leave accrued monthly up to a maximum of 30 days 
  • Wellness Days (3 total per fiscal year)
  • Community Service and Cultural Days (3 total per fiscal year)
  • Excellent benefit plan with coverage including health, dental, vision, life insurance and critical illness with 100% of the premiums paid by FIREFLY
  • Short and long term disability coverage
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive team and great workplace culture
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Apply on FIRFELY careers page at www.fireflynw.ca/careers 

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Lisa Peterson
Position Title:
 HR Generalist
Company Name:
 820 Lakeview Drive
Postal Code:
Web Address: