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Instructor Therapist Intern

by Thames Valley Children's Centre

Location: Stratford, ON
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2024
Thames Valley Children's Centre

Job Description

Since 1949, TVCC has been working with children and youth to help them reach their full potential. Today, a wide range of services and supports are provided for young people with physical disabilities, communication disorders, developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders to support them in attaining the best available quality of life and health. In partnership with local and regional agencies, TVCC annually serves more than 11,000 children, youth and their families from birth to age 19 across Southwestern Ontario in over 700 locations.

We are recruiting for two (2) full-time (37.5 hours per week), temporary Instructor Therapist Interns in Autism & Behavioural Services. The designated office for these positions is Stratford. The catchment area includes Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce counties.  These positions are expected to begin in February 2024 and end November 2024.

Regular travel within this geographic area may be required. A flexible work schedule will be required, including some evening and weekend work.

Successful candidates will be required to complete Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) certification during the first 6-months of employment and by the end of the six month period be qualified to apply for an available Instructor Therapist position.

Under the guidance of a Behaviour Clinician and with support from Instructor Therapists, the successful candidates will:
  • Provide ABA support services to children and youth with ASD individually and in groups in a variety of environments (e.g., community-based and TVCC locations, and client homes)
  • Assist with the treatment planning and preparation of materials and supplies for clients, adhering to evidence-based methods
  • Assist in collecting data and participate in the evaluation of the efficacy of teaching
  • Interact with families and children/youth during the activities
    • prompting as required,
    • providing reinforcement as needed,
    • recording data as instructed,
    • assisting parents with instructions, and
    • other assigned tasks as they arise
  • Prepare materials for the activities; including photocopying, laminating, collecting and arranging materials, setting up the room including equipment and technology supports

  • Minimum two-year college diploma or undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. ECE, DSW, CYW, etc.)
  • Experience working with children with Autism and knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis is preferred
  • Understanding of early childhood development and comfort in appropriately engaging young children at play
  • Experience working in a high-energy, fast-paced team environment requiring flexibility to adapt to change quickly and easily
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to receive and incorporate feedback; and advanced self-reflection skills are required
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office 365 package of software
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Proficiency in the French language would be considered an asset
TVCC is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment of qualified staff who reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of clients.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume (as an attachment in .pdf or Word format) to Human Resources at In the subject line of your email, please indicate the position you are interested in. To learn more about TVCC, please visit our website at

While all applications are appreciated only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
TVCC is committed to making our recruitment and selection process accessible to all candidates. Accommodations for disabilities are available upon request.

Please note that TVCC has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Any offer of employment will be conditional on providing proof of vaccination in accordance with our policy.
Thames Valley Children's Centre