Clinical Lead – Ontario Autism Program (BCBA)


If you are seeking a dynamic and challenging role in supporting the development of children and youth with a variety of physical, developmental and communicative challenges, THRIVE has a position for you. Using a family-centred, strengths-based approach, you will join our experienced and dedicated professional staff to provide a range of assessment, intervention and community-based services. We believe in the power of teamwork and partnership, and achieving excellence through innovation, curiosity and optimism. 

We currently are looking for a full-time Clinical Lead (BCBA) (2-year contract) supporting our Ontario Autism Program. In addition to our fun and collaborative working environment, we also offer: a competitive salary, access to Employee Family Assistance Program, a flexible schedule, hybrid work environment, professional development and growth opportunities, paid winter closure, and participation in a defined benefit pension plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP). We work Monday through Fridays (37.5 hours per week). Eligibility for a relocation allowance will be considered. See our website for more information about our organization:

The incumbent will act as a role model, mentor and leader for their team, and provide behaviour analytical services as well as clinical oversight for the OAP program. The Clinical Lead will work in partnership with the Professional Services Manager – Ontario Autism Program (PSM-OAP). The OAP team works directly with children/youth ages 0-18 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the Algoma District (Northeastern Ontario). As an integral member of a dynamic team, you will: 

  • Provide clinical/supervisory oversight to all areas of programming including the training/coaching/mentoring of ABA Therapists and placement students.  
  • Partner with the PSM-OAP in the development, facilitation, and follow-up training in Applied Behavior Analysis for the OAP team.  
  • Support in the development and identification of resources and support information for clients and their caregivers.  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of assessment tools, to conduct functional assessments and analyses when appropriate, and to develop appropriate behavior strategies to teach appropriate behavior and reduce maladaptive behaviors 

Here is what we are looking for to join our team as a Clinical Lead – OAP: 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant and ABAI accredited program such as (Master’s in Psychology, Master of Applied Disability Studies, Master of Educational Studies specializing in special education, Applied Behaviour Analysis)  
  • Certification with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board  (BCBA) 
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience training and/or supervising others to provide behaviour analytics 
  • Competency in delivery and oversight of Intensive Behaviour Intervention, as well as behaviour assessment and treatment for children and youth with ASD  
  • Regarded with trust and respect through effective relationships with peers, other employees, management, caregivers, and other organizations.   
  • Ability to instruct, coach and engage learners/audiences actively.  
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data 
  • Possess strong communication, collaboration and independent skills.  
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. 
  • A valid Class G driver’s license and personal transportation are required.  
  • Willing to work flexible hours and to travel across the District of Algoma.  
  • The ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset. 

Salary scale: $44.32 – $52.64/hr

THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant is an incorporated, non-profit Children’s Treatment Centre made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, therapy assistants, early childhood educators, ABA Therapists and support staff. We provide inter-disciplinary pediatric rehabilitation, respite care, an on-site childcare program and resource support to community childcare centres in Sault Ste. Marie and throughout the District of Algoma. Our philosophy of service delivery upholds family involvement and enablement as an integral part of effective intervention. We build on the child’s unique strengths, gifts, and talents so that they and their families can truly THRIVE! 

If you are interested in building a brighter future for children within an amazing team of professionals at, submit your resume through our career page at until filled.

Everyone is welcome — as an inclusive workplace, we are committed to creating positive and welcoming space within our organization, for our clients, families, volunteers, staff, and community partners.  

All applications are appreciated; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. THRIVE Child Development Centre is an equal opportunity employer, and provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. THRIVE’s requirement that employees be fully vaccinated is subject to any accommodation obligations it may 

have under the Human Rights Code.