Director, Autism Information Services BC – Richmond

Director, Autism Information Services BC
$76,200.06 – $105,700.02 annually

Autism Information Services BC (AIS BC) operates as a Provincial Information Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related Disorders. The overarching mandate is to provide information, service planning and support, and community based referrals to families, service providers, community professionals, and stakeholders across BC regarding best practice intervention services, child and youth development and transitions, government funding programs, and family and community development. It will provide leadership and coordination across autism-related service organizations and community support providers to ensure the on-going development of an integrated service delivery system that reflects a one government approach to better support individuals living with ASD and related disorders and support them to live productive, satisfying lives within their families and communities. The center is also responsible for the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

The primary role of the Director is to ensure that Autism Information Services (AIS BC) continuously anticipates and responds to the needs of families, professionals, and service providers to understand the nature and treatment of ASD through the provision of quality information, resources, and support services. The Director is responsible for oversight of the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP), including the convening of the RASP Expert Advisory Panel. The work of the Director includes ensuring AIS BC maintains a high degree of expertise, commitment, and adherence to ethical standards; building awareness and ensuring the unit is well represented in the community and with stakeholders across the province; and that the unit is managed in a fiscally responsible manner.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline (e.g. Masters of Social Work, Psychology, or Education). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Five years experience in a senior leadership role, including experience dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Three years experience leading staff to support diverse clients in a complex customer service environment, including experience leading and resolving complex staff and client issues.
  • Preference may be given to those with experience working in the autism services sector (i.e. delivering services to families with children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders), and/or experience working directly in the treatment of children and youth with complex needs.

For more information and to apply online by January 7, 2020, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.