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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Looking for used therapy equipment to purchase

Looking for used therapy equipment to purchase:
I am a non-practicing OT looking for equipment for a sensory gym I am building for my two young children.  Items from my wish list include: 
  • folding gym mats
  • suspension and height adjustment kits from Southpaw
  • scooter boards
  • scooter board ramp
  • trapeze swing
  • lycra hammock (4 point preferred)
If you know of anyone who is selling this kind of equipment second-hand or anyone who makes this kind of equipment for a reasonable price please contact me.

Thank you,
Janet Dews

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

OT Position with Elk Island Public Schools

Occupational Therapist
Elk Island Public Schools

Reporting to the Supervisor of Occupational Therapy, the Occupational Therapist will be providing services and support primarily within ECS.  Some occasional consultative services to school-age classrooms within Elk Island Public Schools is required.  The Occupational Therapist works in a supportive capacity with classroom teachers to support children's and students' learning and success. (.3 FTE)

Qualifications:  Registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).
- Previous work within the school environment is an asset.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy required.
- This position requires a vehicle for business use.  Possession of a valid driver's license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required.

To apply for this position within Elk Island Public Schools, please visit www.eips.ca/careers (Competition #5397). This competition closes on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Attuned Parent - Workshop on March 4

Do you want to create a positive relationship with your child as you help
them understand and cope with their feelings, solve problems and learn
with greater ease and success? “The Attuned Parent” can help! Learn a
simple 6-step process to help your children develop skills for coping with
emotions, communicating their needs, and become confident students.

More information here.

Occupational Therapist and Coach position with Qi Creative

More information here.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Fine Motor Spring Camp

Creating Confident Printers

Growing Changes: Occupational Therapy Services for Children presents:
Fine Motor Spring Camp in April/May 2017

A four week fun and interactive camp for children in Kindergarten and grades 1 - 3 who find printing or other fine motor activities challenging. The camp will be run by experienced pediatric occupational therapists. A multi-sensory approach will be used along with co-operative games and crafts to practice the skills needed for hand functioning. This camp is designed for children who may be experiencing mild to moderate delays in fine motor development or who would benefit from extra practice.

The camp places an emphasis on grasp development, formation of lower case letters, legible printing, copying shapes and letters, using school tools (pencils, scissors, glue), in hand manipulation skills, eye hand coordination and strength. This includes a summary report identifying individual children's strengths, areas of need, and suggestions for further skill development will be provided.
This camp will use a multi-sensory approach combining fine and gross motor movement to enhance learning. Parents are encouraged to attend the first of the four sessions in order to help their child feel more at ease in the group and to learn how to support their child with printing practice at home.

Time: Printing Basics: 10:00 am - 11:30 am weekly
(Saturdays: April 22, 29, May 6, 13)
Cost: $250.00
Where: Highlands Community Centre: 6112 - 113 Avenue Edmonton, AB
Contact: Rebecca Cormier at 780.965.4310 or email growingchanges@gmail.com to register.
Note: OT services may be covered depending on health plan and are tax deductible.

Part time OT position at New Heights

New Heights Home and Community Support program works with children ages 3-18, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. We are currently looking for a part-time OT to support 1-3 families who have an approved contract for specialized services.

Active registration with ACOT required
Experience with children and youth with ASD is desirable
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills required
Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment required
Vehicle and valid driver's license

All applicant submissions are appreciated, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Resumes will be received until a suitable candidate is found. The position will begin as soon as possible
For more information or to submit your resume and cover letter please contact:

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Update re: Non-confidence vote

Thank you for stepping up and signing the petition. We received the required number of signatures and submitted them to the registrar.  We understand a non-confidence vote will occur in the next couple of weeks. Please remember to vote and get your colleagues to vote. To succeed we require 1433 registered OTs to agree to the non-confidence vote.  Only then can we bring in a new council that will be transparent, and listen to the voice of its membership instead of pursuing their objectives.  Thanks for your future assistance and vote."