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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Spring Occupational Therapy Inc - Subcontract




Spring Occupational Therapy Inc. - Calgary, AB
Subcontract

At Spring OT, we put kids and families first. We believe in using the latest research and best practices in all areas, including attachment and mindfulness. Our mentors include Kim Barthel, Lucy Jane Miller, Bruce Perry, Brene Brown, Marcia Garcia Winner and Dan Siegel, to name a few.  Our space is warm, cheerful and relaxed – we have one of the fewest free standing OT clinics and sensory gyms in the city – we pride ourselves on this space and it’s airy and homey feel.
Job Responsibilities:
Our Occupational Therapist (OT) will be well versed in solving problems and being self-directed and who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment. We work with a wide range of issues including fine motor, gross motor, behavioural, mindfulness, with a large emphasis on sensory processing disorder. OT job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Administering, scoring and interpreting pediatric assessments; have understanding of different funding systems within Alberta
  • Providing direct therapy through hands on, consultative, coaching and education of families and school staff
  • Liaising closely with parents, external team members, and internal team members;
  • Writing and presenting consultation notes and reports, such as IPPs, for internal and external use;
  • Participating in program development; goal setting
  • Collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent from an accredited University program;
  • Registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT);
  • Proof of current professional liability insurance;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation required;
  • Satisfactory criminal record check with Calgary Police Service
Other skills and job requirements:
  • Developed time management and organization skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Work nerd – we discuss the latest CJOT article as often as we share our latest Netflix find!
  • Exemplary professionalism at all times
Hours of work: flexible
Start Date: Can be negotiated 
Compensation: Competitive
Cover letter and resume to: Trish Williams, trish@springot.com, (403) 466-2052


Saturday, 21 January 2017

ACOT/Recreation Therapy Merger

The moderators of this blog are not in charge of this petition. We only post information that is sent to us on the blog. Please contact the organizers if you have questions.


**Update: We only require 50 more signatures to submit for the ACOT registrar to look at the submission to ensure we meet requirements and then put out a vote to the membership

If you know of any OTs standing on the sidelines please ask them to step up and submit a form so that a nonconfidence vote will be circulated to ACOT membership.

Members have given ACOT council feedback on their decision to have a partnership with rec therapists, SAOT survey results have been published, and yet ACOT council continues to move forward with their strategic plan to have a partnership with rec therapists. The council has choosen to dismiss the wishes of their members

Please ask your OT colleagues to sign a petition so that we can bring in a new council***



There has been an attempt to reassure the Alberta OTs that the ACOT/Recreation Therapy Merger is on hold.  However, on review of ACOT Directory of Motions there in fact has not been a motion to rescind the original motion to merge Recreational Therapy with ACOT.


The ACOT Board elected to go forward with the motion as part of the 2017 Strategic Plan without consultation with Alberta OTs.  This represents a potential breach of trust given the substantial impact this may have on the OT profession.


The most expedient way to stop the process of moving forward on the motion to merge, is to have a non-confidence vote of 2017 Alberta OTs.  To date there is 144 signatures when 217 are needed.

There is no legal or professional option to change the direction of a merger once adopted by government.

A non-confidence vote would enable a new, unbiased Board to conduct a Referendum to discuss the potential impact on the OT profession should a merger with alternatively trained groups be considered.

OTs are traditionally grouped under Rehabilitation Medicine professionals that include physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology and OT.  This distinct classification has developed over generations of concerted effort to define, educate and provide specialized rehabilitation services.

OTs would not have a supervisory role of Recreation Therapists within a clinical team or community service, and with affiliation with ACOT, it might be assumed that the services of the two professions are interchangeable.  This concern should be thoroughly vetted.

Please forward this information to your group members, and fan out to other colleagues, along with the attachment that requests a signature identifying non-confidence.

A signed form is to be sent electronically to: acotnonconfidencevote2016@gmail.com
and council@acot.ca
Form can be found here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist Subcontractors



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 and Speech Language Pathologist Subcontractors. The goal of each 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.
Both Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist 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
·         Registration with respective colleges
·         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
·         Clinicians must be able to take on caseload of 8-10 children minimum
·         Ability to flex time as required


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



Please apply by January 29, 2017

REGULATION & TRAUMA Conference, Calgary Fall 2017

A NEW conference presented by Sheila Frick COMING to Calgary Fall 2017!!!

REGULATION & TRAUMA 
This two-day, hands-on course will explore, from a trauma informed perspective, the connections between sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties.

Save this date: Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30th!
It will be held at The Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club (NOW being called The Winston Golf Club)- same location.

Specific Calgary course brochure and information pamphlet to come.

In the meantime, check out the following information: 
https://vitallinks.com/course/regulation-and-trauma/

Check out the following link for updates on this course:
OR
Carol Vickery:

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Leduc county job posting

To see the posting: http://www.blackgold.ca/wp-content/uploads/careers/1617-591-ad-ot-2016-12-16-11-20-52.pdf

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Job Posting: Manager of Clinical Services

Job Title: Manager of Clinical Services
Status: Full-time, Permanent
Closing Date: Not applicable, position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
Job Overview:
Kids Uncomplicated is a dynamic organization that delivers services to children with developmental needs and provides support to their families. We offer a work environment that fosters independent thinking in a collaborative team environment, accessible supervision and mentoring, flexible work hours, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. We are currently seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Manager of Clinical Services. The applicants for this position can be Registered Occupational Therapists, Registered Speech Language Pathologists, or Registered/ Provisional Psychologists.
At Kids Uncomplicated, we strongly believe in the use of innovative and advanced technologies making tele practice an integral part of every client’s program. Our unique approach to tele practice incorporates the use of TELEROO™ Tech Tools. TELEROO™ Tech Tools are proprietary platforms and processes that involve the application of everyday accessible technology to assist parents and team members to capture natural interactions as well as facilitate consultations with just one touch of a button. These tools provide many benefits and are a contributing factor to the success of our programs. For more information about the services that Kids Uncomplicated offers visit www.theuncomplicatedfamily.com
Job Responsibilities: Our registered Provisional Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist will be a dynamic and energetic individual who enjoys working in a team environment with families, children, and peers alike. This individual will oversee and plan client programs, provide leadership and direction to our Specialized Services family support and clinical teams, and facilitate client programming with government funders. Manager of Clinical Services' job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·         Conducting assessments as needed;
·         Doing intakes with new families;
·         Developing and approving program plans, program goals, program evaluations, and various reports (including Individualized Service Plans);
·         Overseeing and providing training and mentor-ship to staff;
·         Participating and leading internal and external meetings;
·         Advising on client data collection;
·         Having difficult conversations with staff and families;
·         Responding in a timely manner to families and team members;
·         Writing/developing program plans based on family priorities for learning;
·         Collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team.

Travel to client meetings in rural areas within Alberta may also be required. Mileage is reimbursed by Kids Uncomplicated.
Minimum Job Requirements:
·         Master’s degree in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Therapy or equivalent from accredited University program;
  • Good standing registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT),or Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA), or Psychologists Associations of Alberta (PAA);
·         Minimum five years of related experience;
·         Minimum of three years of management experience;
·         Previous experience working with children with special needs is preferred;
·         Proof of current professional liability insurance;
·         Valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation required;
·         Satisfactory criminal record check including vulnerability search;
·         Satisfactory intervention record check;
·         Ability to work flexible hours if needed.

Other skills and job requirements:
·         Aptitude for technology;
·         Developed time management and organization skills;
·         Ability to problem solve and think critically;
·         Strong English in both spoken and written form;
·         Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and articulate information to families and staff;
·         Promote a culture of forward-thinking innovation and continuous learning;
·         Maintains a high level of professionalism at all times.

Regular Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week; flexibility to scale hours as needed
Compensation: Competitive and will be discussed during the interview process
If you are interested in this rewarding and exciting opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to  navd@kidsuncomplicated.com. Thank you for your interest.


Job Posting: 0.8 FTE OT in Calgary

Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Status: .8FTE (30 hours per week)
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: Not applicable, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
Job Overview:
Kids Uncomplicated Inc. is a dynamic organization that delivers services to children with developmental needs and provides support to their families. We offer a work environment that fosters independent thinking in a collaborative team environment, accessible supervision and mentoring, flexible work hours, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. We are currently seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Occupational Therapist.
At Kids Uncomplicated, we strongly believe in the use of innovative and advanced technologies making telepractice an integral part of every client’s program. Our unique approach to telepractice incorporates the use of TELEROOTM Tech Tools. TELEROO™ Tech Tools are proprietary platforms and processes that involve the application of everyday accessible technology to assist parents and team members to capture natural interactions as well as facilitate consultations with just one touch of a button. These tools provide many benefits and are a contributing factor to the success of our programs.
For more information about the services that Kids Uncomplicated offers visit www.theuncomplicatedfamily.com
Job Responsibilities:
Our Occupational Therapist (OT) will be a dynamic and energetic individual who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment with families, children, and peers alike. The OT role is a critical component of our clinical team and areas of service include a wide range of delays and disorders in fine motor, gross motor, sensory, behaviour, self-help, adaptive, socialization/play skills, behaviour, and feeding/swallowing. This role reports directly to our Manager of Clinical Services.OT job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·         Providing assessments and consultation services to families and their children;
·         Liaising closely with parents, external team members, and internal team members;
·         Learning and incorporating the use of TelerooTM Tech Tools through telepractice applications in client programs;
·         Writing and presenting consultation notes and reports for internal and external use;
·         Participating in program development;
·         Responding in a timely fashion to families and team members;
·         Collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team.
·          
Travel to client meetings within Calgary and Area is required. Travel to client meetings in rural areas within Alberta may also be required. Mileage is reimbursed by Kids Uncomplicated Inc.
Minimum Job Requirements:
·         Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent from an accredited University program;
·         Minimum one year of related experience is preferred;
·         Good standing registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT);
·         Proof of current professional liability insurance;
·         Valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation required;
·         Satisfactory criminal record check including vulnerability search;
·         Satisfactory intervention record check;
·         Ability to work flexible hours if needed.

Other skills and job requirements:
·         Aptitude for technology;
·         Developed time management and organization skills;
·         Ability to problem solve and think critically;
·         Strong English in both spoken and written form;
·         Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and articulate information to families and staff;
·         Promote a culture of forward-thinking innovation and continuous learning;
·         Maintains a high level of professionalism at all times.


Work Arrangement:
Position Type: .8FTE ( 30 hours per week)
Hours of work: flexibility to scale hours as needed
Start Date: Can be negotiated
Compensation: Competitive and will be discussed during the interview process; a relocation incentive may also be negotiated at the time of offer.
If you are interested in this rewarding and exciting opportunity, please respond to this ad with your cover letter and resume at navd@kidsuncomplicated.com. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found and only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.


Kim Barthel is coming to Calgary on March 3-4

Kim Barthel is coming to Calgary on March 3-4, 2017 for the course
Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Processing Intervention.

Cost: $375 early bird rate (deadline: January 15, 2017), $425 regular rate (deadline February 10, 2017).

Please contact Kendra at ot4lifecalgary@gmail.com for more information and to register
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To access the brochure click here.