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Friday, 15 June 2018

Growing Changes OT Subcontractor Position in Edmonton




Growing Changes is an Edmonton based developmental provider specializing in children. Growing Changes believes in a collaborative, family-centered health care environment. Listening, explaining and working together as a team, we help children achieve their optimal health through partnership between physicians, clinicians and families built on mutual respect, support for each other, and personal accountability. We believe in each other. We empower each other. At Growing Changes, we celebrate each other’s successes, and our differences. We recognize those who exemplify excellence, and reward them for contributing to our collective success.



Positions Available

We are currently looking to hire Occupational Therapist Subcontractors. The goal of the position is to provide intervention solutions through assessment and implementation for children with developmental needs. The solutions are meant to help strengthen families’ ability to promote their child’s healthy development and encourage their child’s participation in activities at home and in the community.
Occupational Therapist Subcontractors report to the President and assist in ensuring that the goals and objectives of the company are met with the highest of standards.



Why Work with Growing Changes?

·       Competitive wages depending on experience
·       An opportunity to develop new skills and growth in partnership with the company
·       The opportunity to oversee clients independently within the framework of goals and objectives established
·       Mentorship available

Qualifications

·       Experience working with children with development needs. Minimum of one-year experience working in paediatric and preference will be given to clinicians with community experience
·       Registration with respective college
·       Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
·       Ability to work independently and willingness to accept direction from and work in harmony within a team environment
·       Capability to see the “big picture” to execute and complete solutions and invoice as required
·       Supply personal vehicle and able to drive within Edmonton region and outlining communities
·       Ability to flex time as required and work within other schedules


Cover Letter and Resume can be sent to: growingchanges@gmail.com
Attention: Human Resources
Subject: Occupational Therapist Job Posting




Wednesday, 6 June 2018

IDEAS Summer Programs 2018


Key Connections Consulting Inc. 0.6FTE OT Position in Lethbridge

 Occupational Therapist 0.6 FTE

Come join our growing team!!

Key Connections Consulting Inc. (KCC) is a multidisciplinary team of
professionals including Behaviour Consultants, Counsellors, Speech-Language Pathologists, and  Occupational Therapists. We are dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and adults who have challenges by helping them reach their full potential.

We are currently looking for an Occupational Therapist. This position is 0.6 FTE.  The position is located in Lethbridge, AB and is available immediately, but willing to consider a summer date.   

KCC is unique to Southern Alberta and provides a positive work environment, competitive wages, benefits, a group RRSP and a professional spending/wellness account. KCC also provides extensive support with material preparation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and organized person to join our flexible and fast paced team. The individual must be comfortable working as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be expected to participate in assessment, planning, and implementation of intervention programs.  Consultation and supervision of in-home support aides and educational assistants is also an expectation. Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum is an asset.  Out of town travel is a requirement and employees are compensated for travel costs.

Additional requirements include:
·      A Baccalaureate or Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy
·      Membership in the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
·      Valid driver's license

Resumes will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Please email or fax resumes to:
contact@keyconnectionsconsulting.com or 403-317-1628 (fax).
For further inquiries contact Sonja or Brandie at 403-524-2522.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Paediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation Course - Ticket for sale for June 8-10

I signed up for Paediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation course in Calgary June 8-10.  It is a 2.5 day course and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.  I am not sure I can go so am hoping to sell my spot to someone.  The course cost me $714.19 with taxes and fees but I am hoping someone will want to go for $650.

Below and attached is the course description.  If interested, contact me at kids4ot@gmail.com or call 403-542-5777.

Thanks,
Carol Vickery

DESCRIPTION
Course Presenter: Gaye Cronin, OTD, OTR/L
Course Description: This course focuses on effective vestibular rehabilitation for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, perceptual, sensory organization and motion disorders due to disease, toxicity, infection, tumors, trauma, neurological, and congenital/genetic disorders. Experienced as well as novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques that can positively affect the child’s motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills and tolerances of motion. The lab course will include pediatric assessments for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, and motor development. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included.
Course Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1.   Apply developmental and physiological principles as they relate to balance, posture, movement and motor skills.
2.   Describe the peripheral vestibular system of semicircular canal alignment/function, otolithic function and rectors combined with the central system and spinal pathways to stimulate rehabilitation mechanisms of adaptation, compensation, and habituation.
3.   Identify and recognize vestibular dysfunctions and pathologies in infants and children.
4.   Recognize and develop problem solving skills and movement exercise programs for vestibulo-ocular and vestibular spinal reflex dysfunction.
5.   Develop specific vestibular treatment techniques and continuums.
6.   Identify effects of vestibular dysfunction and intervention outcomes on learning, school performance, coordination and movement tolerances.

DATE AND TIME

Fri, 8 Jun 2018, 12:30 PM – 4:00
Sat 9 June8:00-5:00
Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 8:00- 4:30 PM MDT

 

LOCATION

Downtown Campus of the University of Calgary
906 8 Avenue Southwest
RM# DTC 316
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

Monday, 21 May 2018

Job Opportunities with Edmonton Catholic School Division


  • For more information for Occupational Therapist position click here
  • For more information for Therapeutic Assistant for Occupational Therapy click here

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Dubasov Dance and Wellness



Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce Kim Barthel will be returning to Calgary, AB on September 21, 22, 23, 2018 to present her 3 day workshop: 

"Decoding Autism: From Understanding Neurobiology to Choosing Intervention Strategies".

Registration begins Monday May 21, 2018.