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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.


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