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Friday, 28 July 2017

Part-time OT Position with Bright Path Kids

Occupational Therapist for Bright Path Kids/Marlborough Day Nursery ECS

Marlborough Day Nursery (MDN) ECS Ltd. is a provider of early childhood intervention with funding provided by Alberta Education through Program Unit Funding (PUF) and Mild/Moderate funding. MDN provides services to identified children who attend childcare at Brightpath centres throughout Calgary and surrounding areas. The children are supported by a multidisciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants, and therapy professionals (SLP, OT, PT, Psych).

MDN is seeking an Occupational Therapist for approximately three days per week (contract) to provide assessment, consultation, and intervention for preschool and kindergarten children in the daycare setting.

To apply for this position, please submit a current resume via e-mail to Rozie Hirji, Educational Supports Manager, at rzhirji@brightpathkids.com  or contact 403-818-4128.

Friday, 21 July 2017

KidsAbility OT Position in Cayman Islands for September 2017

 KidsAbility is an established pediatric therapy practice located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands that provides quality Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Therapy services primarily to children between 0-16 years of age. Our occupational therapists provide standardized assessments, consultations, and treatment for children with a range of disabilities, in collaboration with families and community partners in a variety of settings including home, clinic and schools.
Qualifications and Experience

§  Graduate of a Bachelors or Masters level Occupational Therapy program.
§  Active license to practice under the College of Occupational Therapists of their province, state or country.
§  Minimum two (2) years clinical pediatric experience preferred. Experience and training in Sensory Integration therapy, SOS feeding therapy, working with children in the areas of Autism, motor development, Sensory Processing Disorder and Learning Disabilities preferred.
§  Must register with the Health Practice Commission of the Cayman Islands.  
§  Physical ability to carry out the duties of the program; including heavy lifting and bending.
§  Valid driver’s license and own vehicle.
§  Criminal records check.

Key Responsibilities

§  Work with clients and their families to set OT goals which are occupation focused and are targeted, measurable outcomes.
§  Provide direct service, consultation, mediation and education to client, family and community providers with a focus on maximizing a child's function in the areas of self-care; productivity (school and play skills) and leisure (community participation).
§  Utilize research to establish and support evidence-based practice.
§  Provision of in-school consultations to parents and/or teachers as and when needed.
§  Program Development.
§  Ability to facilitate group sessions
§  Manage a caseload of approximately 25-30 direct therapy sessions (55 minute sessions) per week.

We are looking for candidates who:
§  Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
§  Must work effectively and professionally in a small team environment.
§  Collaborate cohesively in a multidisciplinary team.
§  Work independently.
§  Demonstrate superior organization, time management and planning skills.
§  Want to be involved in professional development.
§  Show commitment to innovation in teaching and learning.
§  Show commitment to evidence based practice and measurable goals.
§  Must be very comfortable presenting workshops and presentations.

Start Date
§  September 1, 2017


§  8:00-5:00pm Tuesday- Saturday schedule

55,000.00- 70,000.00 KYD per year
(Equivalent to approximately $88,000.00 CAD – $112,000.00 CAD)

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV to info@kidsability.ky. We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

KidsAbility Ltd.
4 Smith Road Centre
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Please visit our website or facebook page to learn more about our great clinic!

Khan Communication Services OT Position

Private Practice in Edmonton Seeking an Occupational Therapist

Khan Communication Services, Inc. is continuing to expand services in Alberta, and we are seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our practice.  Our office is based in Edmonton, and we provide services to schools and communities that are within 1 to 2 hours outside of Edmonton city limits.  On site and telepractice services are provided to our schools. 

The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in school services, working on teams with teachers and speech-language pathologists. Travel is required one day per week to a rural community.  The OT may travel with an SLP together.  Recent graduates are welcome, but will be mentored by more experienced clinicians.  Assessment tools are available from our resource center in Edmonton.

Khan Communication Services provides payment of a subcontracted hourly rate for 6 – 6.5 hours per day, with additional travel time and mileage reimbursements for school visits.  

Interested candidates should contact Nausheen Khan at (780) 440-3251 ext. 222 or email at info@khancommunicationservices.com  for more information. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Calgary Meeting on September 8

We had a meeting in Calgary Friday May 12th. 3 people came. Carol reminded us of training she is bringing to Calgary Sept 29+30 with instructor, Sheila Frick. We discussed the Wilbarger protocol. Please remember joint compressions are a gentle clunk and brushing is hard (bristles completely depress). We discussed the idea of using vestibular input to increase tone (e.g. for pencil grasp) but none of us had tried it yet.

Save the date: Trish Williams offered to host the next meeting in Bridgeland at SpringOT. Friday Sep. 8th5:30 pm at 113 7a St NE Calgary

For topics we are thinking it would be great to hear what ways OTs in Calgary are getting kids interested in visual-vestibular activities and if you have taken a course in the last year or two on any topic, this is a good time to review with us.

Charlene Wright
Occupational Therapist
Licensed and Registered with ACOT
Cell Phone: 403 277 8508
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