Program Implementer, EIBI

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3K 6R8

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Req ID: 138477 
Department/Program: EIBI Treatment, Children's Health Program 
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) for one year  x 6 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $25.1549 - $33.2777
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

The EIBI Program Implementer works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide direct early intensive behavioural intervention services to young children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, under the direct supervision of the EIBI Clinical Interventionist. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: provides intensive behavioural intervention services to identified children and their families; assists with program planning and program evaluation; provides feedback to supervisor on a regular basis; participates in research projects as outlined by service leadership; other related duties as assigned. This position involves working one-to-one with children in a childcare centre and/or home environment.

Hours of Work

Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours/week.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Child/Youth Studies or Speech Language Pathology required.
  • Recent experience (within the past 5 years) working with young children (0-7 Years old) with developmental disabilities; specifically children with ASD required.
  • Bachelors Degree in Education and two years experience working with young children with developmental disabilities; specifically children with ASD would be considered.
  • Post secondary Behavioral Interventions Diploma preferred
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team in a variety of settings required.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and work independently required.
  • Demonstrated excellent observation and problem-solving skills required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to family centered care, and limits of competency required.
  • Holds a valid minimal Class 5 Nova Scotia driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification an asset.
  • Knowledge of Program Based Care an asset.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French and/or Arabic preferred.

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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