Volunteer and Employment Opportunities



Volunteer Opportunity with 11-year Old with Developmental Delay and Moderate Autism

We are looking for two people to start volunteering as soon as possible with our verbal, very fun and engaging 11 year old son, who has developmental delay and moderate autism. Tasks will primarily be focused on conversation, grammar, role playing, pretend play and having fun! Full training will be given by our SLP and retiring volunteer of the past 2 years.

 Potential candidates would currently be taking third or fourth year courses with the goal of applying to the Masters in Speech Language Pathology program starting in September 2019 or 2020. 

Sessions will be on a Saturday morning, 9.30am-11.30/12pm. 

We live in Dunbar, close to # 25, #22 and #7 bus routes 

 Successful candidates will be working under the guidance and instruction of our SLP. 

Candidate must be willing to commit till at least June 2019 for the above-mentioned sessions, and be serious about working regular weekly sessions, with the exception of long weekends.  

Following is required: 

* outgoing and fun personality 

* passion for helping kids achieve the most possible 

* 21 years of age, or older 

* must provide two contactable references 

* completely fluent in English 

* previous ABA experience or work with children preferred

 If you are interested in this position, please reply with a cover letter and resume.

Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. 

Thank you

Anne-Maree Fortes





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