Job Posting 79175

Occupational Therapist
Alberta Adaptabilities
Edmonton area
closes in 92 days (Sat, 30 Apr)
full time - term / contract

Purpose

 

The Occupational Therapist will consult across all Adaptabilities’ programs in the effective development, implementation and monitoring of OT treatment plans, and interventions. This new role will allow the entrepreneur in you to shine, creating new initiatives to grow this new area of our organization.  Occupational therapy will be utilized to remove barriers to program participation or community inclusion, enhance independence, and foster growth by achieving developmental outcomes. As a conscientious OT, you will act with integrity, be open to growth, live our purpose, cultivate teamwork, and put forth an extraordinary effort to empower people with special needs and their families to grow, succeed, and belong.

 

Key Functions

 

·        Collaborate and consult with Program Supervisors and their teams, families, participant support networks, and funders to contribute to each      participant’s program plan, remove barriers to participation and inclusion

·        Assess and Identify difficulties in fine motor, visual motor, self-regulation sensory integration/processing

·        Advise and teach on the use of adaptive equipment to help participants with daily activities

·        Report on progress of identified participants in the key areas of self-help skills, fine motor skills, gross motor development, socialization, play skills and behavior in conjunction with other members of the team

·        Write programs that can be modelled to caregivers and support team to generalize interventions to other environments

·        Provide clinical supervision to O.T practicum students

·        Develop training videos building capacity across the team

·       Lead and manage weekend and seasonal programs maximizing Orange Hub specialized rooms and key human resources

·        As a subject matter expert influence all OT interventions and build capacity in Program Supervisors, Team Leads, and front-line staff.

·        Strengthen and increase program delivery’s competency, capacity and efficacy to meet the needs of individuals  Qualifications

·        Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy with specialization in assessment and treatment of fine motor, visual motor and perceptual difficulties

·        Registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapy

·        Knowledge of typical developmental milestones, developmental diagnoses, neurological conditions and sensory processing is strongly recommended with children and adults

·        1-3 years of experience  successfully supporting individuals with developmental and physical disabilities

·        Clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check

·        Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

 

Working Conditions

 

This is a contract one year position with a flexible work week that includes Saturdays. This position reports to the Director of Programs.

 

Compensation Package: Wage Range $35.00- $37.50 

 

AdaptAbilities is continually working to be an employer of choice. We offer a competitive salary, an attractive health/dental benefit plan, paid wellness days and a health spending account. Professional development is also supported.

 

Application Deadline: April 29, 2021.

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