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New Job Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy In Northwest Territories

Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy
Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $100,000 - $119,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Based in Yellowknife, the Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant - Occupational Therapy provides child and family centred care for individuals, who have suspected or diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder, within all NWT communities by collaborating and consulting with regional and community teams. The incumbent will monitor the delivery of the individual's intervention plan and acts as a resource for best practice ASD interventions to families, rehabilitation teams and other service providers.

This position initiates and fosters essential positive integrated working relationships within the NTHSSA, TCSA, HRHSSA, non-government organizations (NG0s), education districts, school personnel and other stakeholders to assess and deliver the type and level of support required to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective services.

This position reports to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services at Stanton Territorial Hospital and collaborates with the regional rehabilitation teams in Fort Smith, Hay River, lnuvik, and at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Additionally, as diagnostic services are provided out of territory, the incumbent works closely with the Alberta Health Services diagnostic and follow up teams.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is most commonly obtained through a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and a minimum of five years of work experience in a pediatric setting with individuals who have ASD. Preference will be given to candidates possessing advanced autism training.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.