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Child and Youth Work/Direct Support Worker

WM+A Williams, Marijan & Associates

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted December 8, 2018.

Child and Youth Work/Direct Support Worker

Availability sought: Weekday and weekend daytime, evening and overnight.

wm+a provides individualized and specialized behaviour-based services to individuals with complex (special) needs. We are looking for skilled and professional CYW/CYC/direct support workers, to join our network of independent contractors. wm+a services are available throughout Southwestern Ontario with a focus on complex needs supports. We are known for professional development opportunities made available to our associates – and now we are bringing RBT training to our network, curtesy of the clinical expertise of the AlphaBee team! Join our associate network, be part of a team of behavior specialists and make a difference.


  • Providing individualized and/or crisis supports to children, youth and adults diagnosed with ASD (autism), Mental Health disorder or Dual Diagnosis
  • Implementing client specific goals and ISP/BSP; teaching based on principals of ABA and other evidence based practices
  • Working in diverse settings: schools/day programs, group homes, hospitals, private homes, and the community at large
  • Collection and management of data and daily documentation relevant to the clients’ specific programs and goals

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Community college diploma or university degree in a relevant discipline (CYW,DSW, BA, BST, etc;)
  • Extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with ASD (autism), Mental Health disorders or Dual Diagnosis
  • Strong work history in 1:1 capacity with complex special needs population (with behavioural challenges)
  • Ability to work independently following a client BSP
  • Knowledge of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis/data collection an asset
  • Flexible availability and geographic range
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening required; we can use your current VPC if completed within the last 6 months
  • Crisis training (CPI, UMAB, SMG) and Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C required for active status

At wm+a we make a difference.

Skills Required

  • Education level: College
  • Work experience (years): 0-2 years


Salary: N/D