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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton - OT Position

Occupational Therapist

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton

 

 

Children's Autism Services of Edmonton, is seeking a full-time Occupational Therapist (OT) forour dynamic and growing organization. We provide family centered, activity-based to meet the needs of families and children who have autism and other developmental disorders. 

 

Join our team of enthusiastic and committed professionals to make a difference in the lives of children and families. At Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton you will enjoy working with a strong team of colleagues who are leaders in the field of autism. We offer a supportive working environment,  flexible work scheduleopportunities for professional development and mentoringand an excellent benefit package.

 

JOB SUMMARY

• Deliver occupational therapy services to children with autism or other developmental needs.
Work co-operatively with the transdisciplinary teamto deliver OT services in a timely and effectivemanner  
Consult to parents in the home, centre or community setting
Develop goals based on family needs and priorities.
Provide strategies, coach and support the child’s parents/caregivers to enhance the child’sfunctional abilities and develop parent capacity.
Provide consultation to teachers in pre-school and kindergarten programs.
Assess needs through discussion with caregivers and a combination of observation, standardized assessment, functional assessment as required.

Plan and evaluate child’s progress and goals on an ongoing basis 

Maintain client files and provide required documentation
Opportunities to develop and lead groups
Participate in program and resource development

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• Passion and commitment for working with children and their families 
• Registration with Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT)
• Own vehicle required and able to drive within the Edmonton region
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Preference will be given to applicants with 2 or more years experience including:
Knowledge and experience working with children with autism and related disorders
Knowledge and experience working with children who have sensory based needs

 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to sue@childrensautism.ca.

 

 

17451 103 Ave Phone:  (780) 495-9235

Edmonton, AB  T5S 1J4Fax:  (780) 484-9265

Email:  info@childrensautism.ca

 

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