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Instructor Therapist

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 Therapists 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 as soon as possible and end February 2025.

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

Under clinical supervision provided by TVCC Autism Services, the successful candidates will:
  • Provide direct ABA treatment and support services to children and youth with ASD individually and in groups in a variety of environments (e.g., community-based and TVCC locations)
  • Contribute to treatment planning and prepare treatment material for clients, adhering to evidence-based methods
  • Collect data and participate in the evaluation of the efficacy of teaching
  • Provide education, mentoring and training to parents and caregivers so they can  implement behaviour analytic  strategies as per their child’s Behaviour Plan
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved with clients on your caseload
  • College diploma or undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Autism and Behavioural Sciences Graduate Certificate,  Registered Behavior Technician®, or equivalent
  • Experience working with children with Autism and knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • 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 Suite 2010 package of software
  • A valid Ontario driver’s licence and regular access to a reliable personal 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