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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Centre for Autism Services Alberta Full-time OT Position



Centre for Autism Services Alberta
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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
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Responsibilities:
·         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

Qualifications:
·         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)


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