Child and Youth Care Worker/Behaviour Specialist

*RBT 40-hour training available for wm+a associates – Free!

As an Independent Contractor with wm+a, you are part of a team committed to providing evidence-based services and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we support! 

Are you a skilled and dedicated Child & Youth Care Worker/Behaviour Support Specialist? Are you looking to join an organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals with complex and unique needs? Then look no further!

Here at wm+a, you would have the opportunity to join a team of like-minded professionals, who, as Independent Contractors are committed to providing evidence-based services; allowing you the opportunity to coordinate your schedule based on your availability and area of work as it meets your professional objectives and as it aligns with the needs of those we support.



can offer you:

  • Flexibility of work: work options based on your availability and skill sets.
  • Team Support: 24-hour access to support Associates when needed.
  • Technical infrastructure: online scheduling, data and CRM system.
  • Professional development: clinical training opportunities: ABA, OCD, ADHD, ODD, FASD and more!
  • RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) 40-hour online training content available to active associates via alphabeePRO: Home - alphabeePRO
  • In-house trainings: CPI, SMG, UMAB, ABA and RBT Introduction.


  • Provide individualized direct client support to clients who have been diagnosed with a Developmental Disability, often with a dual diagnosis and are experiencing behaviour crisis and/or present with complex needs.
  • Work with client in their setting: school; live-in treatment; hospital; family home; the community at large etc.
  • Collect and manage data/daily documentation relevant to the clients’ specific needs, programs and goals.
  • Implement client specific goals, IEP/BSP; teaching based on principles of ABA and other evidence-based practices.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time strong experience supporting individuals who have a developmental disability with complex needs.
  • Must have a Community College diploma or University degree in a relevant discipline (CYW, DSW, BA, BST etc.).
  • Previous knowledge and experience implementing principles of ABA.
  • Competent with collecting and analyzing data.
  • Vulnerable Sector Check required; VSC accepted if within the last 6 months.
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C required (must be from a WSIB approved provider).
  • Crisis training (CPI, SMG, UMAB); SMG and UMAB crisis trainings are transferrable.