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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Ability Society Specialized Services Job Posting

Ability Society – Early Birds (Specialized Services) Team


The Ability Society is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Early Birds team.  Our program services children (2-17 years of age) and their families.  The majority of our clients are children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders.  Therapy is held in the home, community and at our office.  Therapy is provided following a parent teaching/coaching model with a play therapy focus.  This is a sole charge position, working within a close-knit and supportive multidisciplinary team.

Applicants who are independent and self-motivated, with strong teamwork and communication skills are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have the ability to develop and implement service plans in collaboration with both the families and the members of the multidisciplinary team.  Applicants must have the flexibility and innovative thinking required to provide high-quality services to a culturally diverse caseload.  Applicants must also have the ability to work flexible hours (weekdays).

Responsibilities include:
·         Assess child’s strengths and needs in motor development, sensory processing and modulation, self-care and feeding skills as they relate to occupational performance
·         Develop Occupational Therapy goals as part of a multidisciplinary service plan
·         Implement Occupational Therapy intervention, including teaching parents and supervising therapy aides (i.e., Family Coaches)
·         Complete progress reports, assessment reports and other relevant documentation
·         Liaise with community organizations and school therapy teams
·         Oversee the development of the Ability Society’s new multi-sensory room and supervise the sensory room program

·         Preferred experience with feeding
·         Undergraduate or graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution
·         Current registration with Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT)
·         Alberta driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
·         Experience with children with autism and/or children with disabilities a necessity
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience preferred

·         Excellent compensation that meets or exceeds the HSAA grid, based on training and experience
·         An exciting professional development program to enhance the career of the successful candidate

Kerry Campbell, Clinical Coordinator

We thank all applicants for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Private Practice OT accepting new clients

I have over 20 years of paediatric experience providing a unique holistic approach, coaching families to build capacities and enable success in their child's daily living skills through health and wellness education and supportive therapy.  I am yogafit trained,  a fitness instructor and personal trainer, drawing from these skills to compliment my approach to health promotion in families and their children.
Extensive community and school based practice experience, focusing on assessment and treatment for:
  • sensory integration dysfunction
  • fine/ gross/ oral motor delays
  •  handwriting difficulties
  • perceptual and visual motor delays
  • feeding (primarily based on the SOS approach by Dr. Kay Toomey)
  •  sleep
  •  gross and fine motor skills
  •  sensory processing dysregulation and behiour.

Sharon Chatenay BScOT, FIS, ZIN

Certified Occupational Therapist
Zumba, ZumbaGold, AquaZumba, Zumbatomic Instructor
YogaFit Instuctor, ViPRfit Certified, TRX suspension trainer Certified
Can Fit Pro Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer