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Important note:
ErinoakKids will be transitioning to new sites in January 2018. As a move of this magnitude necessitates that all possible resources are dedicated solely to the successful transition of services for clients and families, ErinoakKids will not take any students between Jan. 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Following the move, we look forward to welcoming students to our new facilities.

We are pleased to offer student placements in a number of disciplines. Because of the variety of services ErinoakKids offers, the requirements, process and assignments differ significantly among disciplines. For detailed descriptions of placements, please click the links below.
Note that unless otherwise stated, students must work through their college or university to apply for roles. Student roles are not posted on the ErinoakKids website. 

If you do not find the information you need below, please email
Social Work
Early Childhood Resource Services (ECRS)
Occupational Therapy
Speech Language Therapy
Autism Services
Social Work
Placement term: one placement per year, from September to spring (some exceptions)
Sites assigned: South Millway, North Sheridan, Burloak or Brampton – students may be assigned to multiple sites, travel is required, including home visits
Basic Requirements: Ability to work independently with a fairly high level of skill and experience. Proof of immunization, criminal background check, driver’s license and access to vehicle.
Educational Requirements: Completing Master of Social Work from a recognized Social Work Program at a recognized university. Personal interview and reference check.
Universities we recruit from: Wilfred Laurier, University of Toronto, York University, University of Windsor Program for Working Social Workers. May consider other schools, if appropriate.
Summary of experience: Negotiated with student and university, but usually includes: individual/couple/family counseling, group work, presentations to Social Work Clinical meeting, special projects, and involvement with Teen Programs.
Early Childhood Resource Services (ECRS)
Placement term: Maximum two students per session, from September to June.
Sites assigned: Brampton and South Millway
Basic Requirements: Proof of immunization, criminal background check, driver’s license and access to vehicle,  WSIB coverage from school, able to work a variety of shifts; resume and cover letter required.
Educational Requirements: Early Childhood Education Diploma and working towards Resource Teacher certification or degree in Early Childhood Studies.
Universities/Colleges we recruit from: Humber College (ECE Advance Studies in Special Needs), Ryerson University (BA in Early Childhood Studies), University of Guelph-Humber (Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood & Diploma in Early Childhood Education. May consider other schools, if appropriate.
Summary of Experience:

  • Working with a Resource Consultant in a variety of community settings to facilitate the process of inclusion
  • Assist preschool teachers in supporting and enhancing children’s development and learning
  • Building family& community relationships – to involve families in community programs
  • Observe, document & assess in order to develop effective strategies in partnerships with families and other professionals
  • Understanding how all children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their development
  • Becoming familiar with working within a transdisciplinary team
  • Students will have the opportunity to engage in family-centered practices
  • Possibly experience in research, program expansion or implementing new projects
Application process
Through college or university or contact program supervisor directly.
Occupational Therapy
We offer placements to students attending Canadian Accredited Universities. We do not accept solicitation for placements from international students. Any students currently enrolled in a Canadian OT program must follow the fieldwork coordination process for their university.
We offer placements to students attending Canadian Accredited Universities and accredited colleges for physiotherapist/occupational therapist assistance programs. Students must follow the fieldwork coordination process for their university or college.
Speech Language Therapy
Coming soon!

Autism Services
Placement Terms: Various placement terms are offered throughout the year. Please note that placement spaces are limited.
Sites: Torbram, Howden, Bristol Circle, North Sheridan and some of our School-Based IBI programs, off-site.  (Preferences can be expressed by students but students will be placed at sites according to availability in the program)
Basic Requirements: Proof of Immunization, Criminal reference check, WSIB forms
Universities/Colleges: We take students from a variety of related programs, including Behaviour Science, Autism and Behavioural Science and  Behavioural Science Technology
Summary of Experience: Students will learn principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and how they are applied in Intensive Behavioural Intervention.      
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