Clinical Interventionist, EIBI Program

Company : IWK Health 

Req ID: 143244 
Department/Program: EIBI Treatment, Children's Health Program 
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) until 03/31/2024  x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $36.0448 - $51.1925 per hour (based on designation)
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)


IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.


Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

Nova Scotia EIBI Treatment Program
The Nova Scotia EIBI Program provides treatment for preschool age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and training for families. The program is offered through the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre in partnership with Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres. The main form of treatment, Pivotal Response Treatment, uses motivational strategies and the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to facilitate development of children’s communication, play and other functional skills. The EIBI program has a strong commitment to ongoing learning for the EIBI teams, so that children and their families receive similar services across the province. There is a strong leadership framework for the provincial program. Treatment is provided by a coordinated team consisting of parents, one-to-one interventionists, Clinical Interventionists, and consultant Speech-Language Pathologists. 

Working within the EIBI Service Delivery Model and accountable to the Manager and the EIBI Clinical Leadership, the Clinical Interventionist responsibilities include:

  • The development and coordination of treatment programs, which are integrated between services and disciplines, taking into consideration the families’ needs and goals.
  • Adapting and revising treatment plans, as required; while maintaining appropriate documentation.
  • Ongoing monitoring of outcome measures. 
  • Provision of leadership, supervision and support to EIBI Program Implementers. (Supervision includes feedback on performance)
  • Training and monitoring the practice standards of the EIBI Program Implementers.
  • Maintaining service quality control standards.
  • Participating and leading program evaluation as appropriate
  • Completing, maintaining and advancing own skill sets.
  • Provision of intensive behavioural intervention services with children and their families, as required. 


Hours of Work

Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours/week.

Your Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, or graduate of a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Approved Occupational Therapy Program required.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the appropriate professional body in Nova Scotia required.
  • Masters level training with Board Certified Behavior Analysis Certification (BCBA) will be considered. 
  •  If the successful candidate is qualified and does not have a registration body, ongoing supervision will be provided. 
  • Experience working with young children (0-5 years old) with ASD required.
  • Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required.
  • Certification in First Aid required.
  • Hold a valid minimum Class 5 Nova Scotia driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.


Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.


This is a Healthcare  bargaining  unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


An  offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant. 

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