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Senior Therapist

Department Central East Autism Program Date Posted 1/11/2019

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2019-2659

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 an opportunity for a:

Senior Therapist

Ontario Autism Program – Central East Region

  Temporary, Full-Time – 35 hours*/week (until February 28, 2020)

*The successful candidate may be required to work evenings/weekends.*


Job Summary:  

Working under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Senior Therapist will be responsible for the clinical supervision of the instructor therapists on the team.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct curricular, functional, and behavioural assessments.
  • Curriculum development, ongoing analysis, and program adjustments as necessary.
  • Develop behaviour management plans.
  • Participate in the treatment planning process.
  • Conduct and oversee parent training and progress review meetings.
  • Provide service coordination with schools, transition teams, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, etc.
  • Participate in intake and transition planning.
  • Maintain and organize all administrative functions in support of service delivery.
  • Provide clinical and managerial supervision and training, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to staff.
  • Conduct staff evaluations and performance appraisals.
  • Attend and/or arrange case transfer meetings.



  • A Master’s degree* in psychology or related field.  *Consideration will also be given to candidates completing the final year of their Masters who have more than 3 years’ experience implementing IBI with children and adolescents with ASD, have extensive report and skill acquisition program writing skills, and experience training staff in IBI. 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) intervention approaches for the treatment of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • Proven assessment, direct service, clinical and program supervision skills. 
  • At least 3 years of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) experience.
  • Travel is required for this position, the successful candidate must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to obtain automobile insurance which includes driving for business purposes with a minimum liability of one million dollars.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical. 
  • Candidates Bilingual in English and French will be given special consideration.


Interested applicants should submit their résumé via: by January 18, 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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