Behaviour Consultant, Kelowna/Penticton

ARC Programs is now accepting applications for a part-time Behaviour Consultant with the BASS Program, working out of both Penticton and Kelowna. The Behaviour Assessment and Support Services (BASS) Program provides an intensive service for Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN); to reduce challenging behaviours and address the complex needs of referred children and youth, in cooperation with the Ministry for Children and Family Development and other community service providers. The Behaviour Consultant will work with CYSN eligible children and youth ages 0-18 who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with FASD, with complex developmental behavioural conditions, or other special needs. The program utilizes an outreach, community based, family centered service delivery approach to support families to reduce and replace challenging behaviours and improve functioning in the home, school, social and community settings. The Behaviour Consultant will provide in-home comprehensive assessment, intervention and planning for families and other involved service providers. The Consultant will provide counselling and encouragement to clients and their families and/or caregivers to support the development of a healthy lifestyle, as well as providing education, training, referrals and support services for referred children and youth and their families, or caregivers.

Candidates for this position will possess sufficient training and experience to perform all responsibilities of the job description. Ideally, candidates will have directly related experience with Applied Behavioural Analysis, completing Comprehensive Functional Assessments, creating, writing and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans, and experience working with children and youth with ASD, FASD and other diversabilities. This is a part-time position, but it’s anticipated the hours will increase. All applicant for this position will be required to work out of our Penticton office, as well as our Kelowna office.
The qualifications of the position are consistent with those of a senior practitioner, consisting of a minimum of one of an MSW, BSW, BA, with directly related experience. ARC Programs is an equal-opportunity employer, promotes the diversity of our program teams, and requires employees to demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity to the diversity of all populations of the communities we serve. The successful applicants will be subject to a screening process, including a criminal record search, to confirm suitability for the position. Applicants must have a current Driver’s License, and a sound personal vehicle for business use. Please submit a resume and letter of application by mail to: ARC Programs, 513 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6N9, or by email to chenriques@arcprograms.com For more information regarding the agency and this position, visit our web-site at www.arcprograms.com

Please Note: Only those applicants short-listed for an interview will be contacted.