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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Part time OT position at WRPS

Location: Early Education & Family Wellness Centre
Competition #: 5724
Open To: All
Date Posted: June 14th, 2017
Closing Date: July 20th, 2017 - 12:00pm
Job Start Date: August 30th, 2017
Compensation Rate:
$37.01 to $56.76
Hours Per Week:
.5 FTE Part Time
20 hours/week
Additional Information:
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools requires an individual to fill the position of Occupational Therapist to work directly with children, their families, and school staff in a supportive, multidisciplinary environment. This position involves providing assessment, consultation, program planning, and therapeutic interventions for students with a variety of needs and diagnoses. The successful candidate will be a team member at the Early Education & Family Wellness Centre in Wetaskiwin but will also assist with the School division’s Kindergarten students as required.
  Preference will be given to the candidate with the following qualifications:
  • Two years pediatric experience
  • Passion and commitment for working with children
  • Registration with Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT)
  • Superior skills in diagnosis and program intervention
  • Develop and implement therapy goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written in dealing with parents, children and teachers
  • The ability to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Own vehicle required to drive to sites within WRPS’s school division
This position works for 10 months of the year and comes with full benefits and a pension plan.
Interested applicants should include a covering letter, resume and the names of three references, (please include your written consent to contact references).
As a successful applicant you will be required to submit a current Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check and a Child Intervention (Welfare) Check.
We appreciate and consider all applications but only candidates chosen for our short list will be contacted.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Centre for Autism Services Alberta Full-time OT Position

Centre for Autism Services Alberta

Full-time Occupational Therapist

Centre for Autism Services Alberta is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive and innovative supports and services to children, youth and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Principles of person-centered and family-centered care are embraced.  The key individual will focus on building skills for example: self-help and adaptive skills, functional physical and motor development, sensory processing, and play and leisure.

Programming is provided through home-based and centre-based services and utilizes and innovative and integrated community based delivery model.
Experience and knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred
·         Participate in a multi-disciplinary team through the provision of expertise in occupational therapy
·         Select and conduct standardized/non-standardized assessments  to guide clinical practice
·         Consultation with stakeholders (e.g., caregivers, school personnel)  on programming that supports participation
·         Implementation and evaluation of functional plans that support caregiver/parent and child participation
·         Maintain current knowledge on best practices in occupational therapy as it relates to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
·         Collaborate with the clinical team in the development of individualized programming
·         Perform visits to review and implement programming regularly
·         Support the development and implementation of goals across contexts (school, home and community)
·         Collect and summarize clinical data to inform clinical practice
·         Recommend the purchase of program materials and supplies as related to individualized programming
·         Support training of paraprofessionals (orientation, individualized training on OT programming)
·         Coach, problem solve and mentor paraprofessionals and families on individualized programming
·         Contribute toward educational opportunities across stakeholders  
·         Anticipate, assess and report risk management issues to the appropriate supervisor
·         Develop, facilitate and lead occupational therapy groups as required
·         Prepare and/or contribute to critical incident reports as required

·         Registered Occupational Therapist
·         Member of Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
·         Knowledge and understanding of: Behavioural intervention programs, direct teaching strategies, Pivotal Response Treatment, theory and principles of child development, early childhood services
·         Excellent Interpersonal skills
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
·         Demonstrated crisis assessment and intervention skills
·         Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle
·         Clean Criminal Record Check
·         Clean Child Welfare Check
·         Valid certification in Child and Infant CPR and First Aid

Apply to: Human Resources by mail, e-mail or fax:
Mail: 4752 – 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5H5
E-mail: humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca
Fax: 780-488-6664 (confirm fax transmission at 780-488-6600)

Monday, 5 June 2017

OT Permanent Position

Elk Island Public Schools
Central Services- Supports for Students

Please visit our website (www.eips.ca) to apply to Competition # 1998023.  We only interview applicants who apply directly on our website.

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is the 6th largest school division in Alberta, serving the education needs of over 17,000 students in 42 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and to discover their passions in life. We pride ourselves on providing our staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programing, up-to-date resources, and practical professional development opportunities.

Supports for Students, located in Sherwood Park, is home to approximately 60 of our EIPS employees.   

Commencing August 28, 2017
Elk Island Public Schools provides Comprehensive Benefit for permanent employees.
32 hours per week (The days of work can be flexible, however availability to attend Occupational Therapy and Kindergarten related meetings will be an asset.)
Open to:  Internal and External candidates

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

Key Duties/Responsibilities

The Occupational Therapist in this position is primarily responsible for the assessment, treatment and consultation services required as part of the EIPS Supports for Students team serving  pre-K/Kindergarten children in the division and as well as school-age students. The job addresses and identifies fine-motor and gross-motor, visual perception, self-regulation, and self-help issues that have been impacting the child’s/student’s performance at school.
- Collaboration- Liaise closely with teachers, educational assistants, therapists, family school liaison workers, specialists and parents who participate as part of each learner’s support team.
- Assessment and Intervention- Administer, score and interpret standardized pediatric occupational therapy assessments.
- Instructional Support- Provide intervention strategies within the classroom setting.
- Professional Development/Professional Activities- Facilitate professional development for parents, teachers and educational assistants that model effective strategies to support children’s/students’ learning needs.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required.
- Registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapist (ACOT) is mandatory.
- Minimum 3 years related experience.
- Previous work within the school environment is an asset.
- 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.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Effective decision making and leadership qualities.
- Demonstration and oral presentation abilities.
- Ability to translate and convey highly technical/medical information to parents/guardians and professional staff is essential.
- In this multi-disciplinary setting, it is essential to be well informed in all disciplines (speech and language, physical therapy and behavioral interventions) to meet the diverse learning needs of the child/student.
- Strong assessment and problem-solving skills are required to identify and address developmental delays.
- Ability to work independently while under the general direction of principal and/or teacher.
- Commitment to ongoing professional learning.

For more information, please contact Erika Rudyk, Occupational Therapist Supervisor at 780-417-8218.

We thank all those who apply.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.