Autism Ontario Adult Services Coordinator Contract in Toronto, ON

Autism Ontario

Branch Toronto ON CA

Adult Services Coordinator
Toronto, ON

Autism Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario…

Autism Ontario is a charitable organization founded in 1973 and is a strong voice for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism Ontario has Chapters serving almost every corner of the province. Each Chapter is run by dedicated volunteers and local Chapter Leadership Councils. These volunteers organize and support parent to parent contact, provide official Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) representation for ASD to boards of education, camps and local events. We pride ourselves on our mission to ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. We are constantly evolving in order to improve the lives of the people we support.

Job Description

Title: Adult Services Coordinator

Contract: Full Time Contract until June 2018

Reports to: Senior Management

Location: Provincial Office – Liberty Village, Toronto

Position Overview

“Opening Doors for Adults” is among Autism Ontario’s key strategic directions in achieving its vision of acceptance and opportunities for all people on the autism spectrum. The Adult Services Coordinator is a new and evolving position at Autism Ontario that will grow with us towards this end. We are seeking an experienced professional who has the requisite skills for the job and is willing to work with a degree of change and uncertainty to assist us in building capacity for supporting adults and their families through Autism Ontario and its many partners. Key Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing assessment of organizational capacity and development of Autism Ontario’s work with and on behalf of Ontario’s emerging adults and adults with ASD and their families including assessing and monitoring adult programs within Chapters
  • Work collaboratively with staff, consultants and our 25 Chapters and partners
  • Manage, develop, supervise or provide evidence-based programs and supports for adults as funds permit and grant deliverables require.
  • Expand Ontario’s capacity to serve adults with ASD through collaborative efforts between Autism Ontario and its partners
  • Develop written and web-based resources to support adults and their families through Autism Ontario, its Chapters and associates
  • Provide leadership and support for existing work with OPAAA, and other Ontario leadership forums in the area of adult services
  • Develop a responsive advocacy framework with new and existing partners in response to a wide range of needs and opportunities for adults and their families
  • Lead focus groups, develop surveys, and work with our Knowledge Project team on program evaluation, as required
  • Assist with grant-writing in seeking additional funding opportunities, and where successful, manage projects to achieve identified deliverables.


  • Master’s Degree in area of Developmental Disabilities & Autism, Education, Psychology, or Social Work. Note: a Bachelor’s Degree will be considered with significant related experience.
  • 7-10 years program experience in directly supporting teens and adults with ASD and Developmental Disabilities
  • Demonstrated experience in working with families & volunteers and in effective advocacy
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ontario’s supports and services for all adults on the autism spectrum, ASD research and best practices, and ability to convey that information through effective knowledge translation.
  • Demonstrated program assessment and evaluation skills
  • Experience in supervising and implementing support programs for teens and adults on the spectrum
  • Works equally well independently or collaboratively, self-starter; ability to initiate and follow-through on ideas in cooperation with colleagues working nearby or remotely.
  • Leadership skills in group or team work and skilled in consensus-building
  • Ability to present ideas succinctly and dynamically to a wide range of professionals, caregivers and adults on the spectrum.
  • Demonstrated excellence in spoken & written communications to diverse audiences, on a 1-1 basis or to small and large groups, in person, in a web-based context and with media.
  • Strong independent problem-solving skills, conflict management, and ability to work effectively in a growing, changing, multi-tasking work environment.
  • Ability to travel across Ontario, to work some weekday evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Bilingual English/French or other language(s) is an asset
  • Grant-writing experience and research skills are preferred

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] . We thank everyone for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates invited to interview with us will be contacted.

Autism Ontario is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors.

Autism Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Autism Ontario will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the hiring process.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-25
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