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Family Support Worker

Department Central East Autism Program Date Posted 1/9/2019

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2019-2656

LocationMarkham, Ontario, Canada

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.



Want to help children and youth with complex needs?

Come join our team!

Kinark:  Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

We currently have opportunities as a:


Ontario Autism Program

Temporary, Full-time position (until December 31, 2019)



As the Family Support Worker for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) you will work under the supervision of the Program Manager. As a Family Support Worker you will provide family centered services and case coordination to families within the Ontario Autism Program.

 Additional responsibilities include the following:


  • Primary point of contact for families accessing the OAP
  • Provide case coordination and service navigation to OAP families
  • Develop, update, and support the family in the implementation of their  Family Service Plan
  • Assist families with developing their Family Team
  • Support families to address any potential barriers to services
  • Coordinate support services and resources within and outside the OAP
  • Liaise with Clinical  and Administrative teams to support families through all processes
  • Perform administrative tasks as required


Evening or weekend work may be required.


Required qualifications include the following:

  • A University degree in a related field (e.g., psychology) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Knowledge of other community resources within York/Simcoe, Durham, and Four Counties Regions
  • Experience providing service coordination/navigation with families of children with special needs
  • Excellent communication, conflict management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Family centred planning is an asset
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and other applications
  • Bilingual fluency will be considered an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle to be able to work at various locations across the Central East Region of the province


Interested applicants should submit their résumé via: by January 23, 2019.



Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at  or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.
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