Careers

Play Guide
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society

Careers at Friend 2 Friend Society

Senior Play Guide (BCBC, SLP, OT, etc)

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society is seeking an altruistic professional who holds a graduate degree or higher in a related field (SLP, OT, BCBA etc). The candidate will have at least three years of clinical (assessment, design, data collection, SOAP notes etc) experience working directly with children with autism in an inclusive group setting and virtual settings.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Senior Play Guide is to lead Online Play Groups programs. This includes the assessment using standardized tools of our models, design individualized programs, set goals and collect data. Liaison with families, as well as apply the principles and practices of the IPG, SCERTS and ADP models to support groups of children with and without autism.

Knowledge and Skills:

Design and modify the children’s learning environments to improve their social-emotional, communication, social and symbolic play.
Adhere to expectations, procedures, and policies of the Society
Excellent ability relate to and communicate with children
Excellent initiative and commitment to the children, and the Society
Excellent computer and technical skills
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent ability to empathize with children and families.
Continually seek further professional development
Demonstrate professionalism with a sense of discretion that respects privacy and integrity with children, families and coworkers.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate degree or higher, and currently holds professional accreditation in one of the following fields, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathologist, BCBC, etc.
  • Must be trained in developmental models such as Integrated Play Groups®, SCERTS®, Floortime®, Autism Demystification®, Positive Behavioural Supports, Social Stories® etc.
  • Have at least three years of experience leading a team in an early interventional clinical setting
  • Have experience performing assessments, setting goals and strategies, taking data, report writing designing programs for children with autism
  • Must have current criminal records/vulnerable person check
  • Must have or will to take abuse preventative training

Other Must-Haves

  • Possesses an altruistic spirit and continuously innovates to support the social needs of individuals with autism.
  • Acknowledges the team effort and works tirelessly to support the development of team spirit.
  • Communicates using person-first language / identity-first language and creates a safe space for others to do the same.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of working daily.

Please send your resume and cover letter expressing your interest to friend2friend@shaw.ca attention Jennifer Jacobs (no phone calls please).

This is a part-time position. The work environment will be your home.  Hourly wages $30 to 45 per hour depending upon qualifications listed above. Work hours will be Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Kudos

“I have had the privilege and honour to work with a fabulous group of people here at Friend 2 Friend Learning Society. It has been one of the most amazing learning experiences of my life, learning skills that I used in my day to day work at F2F, but also skills that I will use in other parts of my life and in future work experiences. The staff at F2F come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, are dedicated, professionals and overall great co-workers. This team of people work in a cooperative manner which all focus on the common goal of the children and their families. F2F leadership takes a hands-on approach getting to know each employee helping them to set specific skill-based goals based on their own personal development within the workplace. My heart will always be with the F2F team, their mission and the children and their families.” Andrea James, M.Ed. ECE

“Working as a Play Guide at Friend 2 Friend was a pivotal experience for me. I got to see firsthand the impact such a warm and accepting space had on the children. They often ran through the door of the Play Centre with great big smiles and ideas to share about what they wanted to play. Children I work with involved in a school program have continued to use their learned friendship skills, play, and demonstrate an understanding of classmates with differences many years past their participation in the group. Working with the team at Friend 2 Friend is an experience that should be accessible to all who work with children.” Jennifer Marshall, M.Ed., BCBA

“My time working as play guide with the Friend 2 Friend team was an incredibly fun and rewarding journey. I thought I knew what inclusion was until I came on board with the F2F team. I learned and saw first hand what true inclusion is at Friend 2 Friend. I feel very grateful to have received the hands-on training provided by the F2F team in their unique models. Throughout my time there, I was constantly learning and having a bunch of fun and at the same time. I thoroughly recommend this role to anyone with a passion for play and inclusion!” Lucy Kerman, B.A.OT