Qualifications required to work as support person for individuals with ASD in our Adult Program are:
- Must be able to make a consistent 3 hour per week commitment for a minimum of 11 weeks;
- Must enjoy working with adults;
- Be willing to learn new communication skills;
- Must be enthusiastic, energetic with outgoing personalities;
- Must have knowledge of or interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (experience working with individuals with special needs is preferred, but not essential);
- Must have completed or be working towards completion of a University degree or College diploma in a related field;
- A clear Criminal Record Check is required at start of employment
- Adult Program Workers are required to:
- Report to the ARC Program Coordinator;
- Adhere to ARC’s Confidentiality policy;
- Implement the program as assigned.
- Salary: $18.00 per hour – 3 hours per week per program.
We hire approximately 30 summer staff each year to work in our Summer Program and many enjoy it so much that they return year after year. Each year, we look forward to new people joining our Summer Program support staff and gaining valuable hands-on experience working with children/youth with Autism.
The Summer Program runs Monday – Friday for 7 weeks in July and August. The program day for employees begins at 8:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm. For information on each of the Summer Programs, click here.
Mandatory Paid Training is held 3 days in the week prior to the program start.
- Enjoy working with people and be willing to learn new communication skills
- Be enthusiastic and energetic
- Be able to make a consistent commitment Monday – Friday for the entire length of program
- Have knowledge of, or interest in Autism (experience working with special needs is preferred, but not essential)
- Be working towards, or have completed a University degree or College diploma in a related field
- Have access to a vehicle; third party liability insurance is required for workers who drive during the program
- First Aid/CPR B Certification is recommended
- Must be a good swimmer as swimming is a daily activity
- Work towards the child’s goals in a consistent manner on a daily basis
- Attend mandatory ARC training sessions
- Attend an individual training session with an ARC Program Director, prior to the start date of the program
- Report to the ARC Summer Program Director
- Adhere to the ARC Confidentiality Contract
- Communicate daily with parents/guardians via a communication book
Become a Support Worker
There are many opportunities throughout the week and you may wish to do more than one session per week.
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Autism Resource Centre
3663 Sherwood Drive
Regina, SK S4R 4A7
We are located behind the Petro-Canada on the corner of Argyle Street North and Sherwood Drive.
Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. We are closed weekends and statutory holidays.