This blog represents both the Calgary and Edmonton Occupational Therapy Pediatric Interest Groups, which have been meeting for several years! The purpose of the group is to network and share information about professional development, job opportunities and other information relevant to pediatric OT practice.
Growing Changes is an Edmonton based developmental provider specializing in children with special needs. Growing Changes believes in a collaborative, family-centered health care environment. Listening, explaining and working together as a team, we help children achieve their optimal health through partnership between physicians, clinicians and families built on mutual respect, support for each other, and personal accountability. We believe in each other. We empower each other. At Growing Changes, we celebrate each other’s successes, and our differences. We recognize those who exemplify excellence, and reward them for contributing to our collective success.
We are currently looking to hire Occupational Therapists Subcontractors on a part time or full-time basis. The goal of each position is to provide intervention solutions through assessment and implementation for children with developmental needs. The solutions are meant to help strengthen families’ ability to promote their child’s healthy development and encourage their child’s participation in activities at home and in the community.
Occupational Therapist Subcontractors report to the Director and assist in ensuring that the goals and objectives of the company are met with the highest of standards.
Why Work with Growing Changes?
· Competitive wages depending on experience
· An opportunity to develop new skills and growth in partnership with the company
· The opportunity to oversee clients independently within the framework of goals and objectives established
· Mentorship available
· Ability to see change, working closely with families in the home
· Experience working with children with development needs. A minimum of one year work experience in pediatrics is required
· Registration with respective colleges
· Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
· Ability to work independently and willingness to accept direction from and work in harmony within a team environment
· Capability to see the “big picture” to execute and complete solutions and invoice as required
· Supply personal vehicle and able to drive within Edmonton region and outlining communities
· Ability to flex time as required
Cover Letter and Resume can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL-TIME CLINICAL COORDINATOR POSITION - CALGARY Ability4Good is a community-based service provider with a forty year history and an enduring mission of building a caring community. We provide a wide range of services including home- and office-based programs for children with special needs and their families. We are currently recruiting a Clinical Coordinator to work with our Calgary Specialized Services and Behavioural/Developmental Support programs. Our program is unique, as it focuses not only on child development but also on caregiver learning. We believe that this is the best way to ensure long term support for both children and families.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Be the linchpin for a Multidisciplinary Team that provides intervention and support to special needs children and their families Serve as a resource for the other team members and families on the family’s overall programming and needs Ongoing verbal and written communication to team members, funder, families and partnering agencies Participating in the development of the clinical policies, procedures, treatment priorities and reporting formats Providing leadership to the clinical team by coordinating the service programming for clients and their families. Ensuring that all clinical team members are completing the necessary documentation to meet internal and external deadlines Leading team and partnership meetings as required Evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of treatment programs Providing recommendations regarding various program options Providing input to new program creation Engaging families in the process of intake and maintenance of the waitlist of clients Participating in the hiring and training of new staff Providing coaching, training, direction and participation in the evaluation of Child Development Facilitators Allocating, monitoring and problem solving the clinical caseload of clinicians Participating in stakeholders meetings to represent the agency, build relationships, increase skills and share resources as requested by the Clinical Director
QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS: Graduate Degree or Post Graduate Degree in a Human Services field (e.g., SLP, OT, PT, Education, Psychology, and Social Work) Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a clinician Identifies as a self-starter with excellent organizational skills Strong interpersonal, group facilitation and written communication skills Registration with the appropriate governing body, if required Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities
REMUNERATION: Excellent compensation based on training and experience 38.75 hour work week with flexibility to scale hours as needed Opportunities to participate in program development as we are a growing agency
CONTACT: Sherry Hiebert-Keck, Clinical Director via email: email@example.com website: www.ability4good.com/ We thank all applicants for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are very excited to share that iLs has recently been acquired by Unyte Health Inc. By way of introduction, my name is Jason Tafler, the founder and CEO of Unyte. Unyte BackgroundIn early 2016, two decades of overworking and ignoring my stress and anxiety finally caught up with me, and I faced and overcame a life-threatening health condition. While there were many factors in my recovery, I truly believe learning to calm my mind and body was the most important part of my healing process. So, I decided to leave the corporate world and founded Unyte, in search of evidence-based solutions that could help people retrain their nervous systems to reduce stress and improve health and well-being. Unyte's mission is to create and acquire a suite of effective neural or mind-body solutions that will guide tens of millions of people to happier, healthier and more meaningful lives. iLs fits perfectly with this mission. We are a passionate, purpose-driven team that has been personally affected by mental health challenges. My 10-year old son has struggled for years with severe anxiety and sensory processing difficulties, so this is a personal mission for my family as well. Unyte’s first acquisition three years ago was a company called Wild Divine, a pioneer in mind-body training. It evolved into our current product offering called Interactive Meditation. With this product, Unyte uniquely combines a biofeedback device, called the iom2, with a series of digital app Journeys that include interactive exercises and guided meditations. Together, they help people learn to reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing awareness, self-regulation and resilience. Why iLs?In mid-2018, I was introduced to iLs by Dr. Stephen Porges. He was very excited about his partnership with iLs on the SSP product, and he thought that there would be a way for Unyte and iLs, with similar missions and values, to work together. After learning more, we were incredibly impressed with iLs, and we felt the company fit very well with our growth plans. Specifically, we loved the purpose and passion of the team, efficacy of the products and programs, loyalty and dedication of the Associates, and the potential to grow and help many more people around the world. Fast forward to today, and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to lead the next phase of iLs with your support and guidance. Our plan is to change as little as possible at iLs. We will have Dr. Ron Minson stay on as Clinical Director and continue our important partnership with Dr. Stephen Porges. We are also developing an innovation strategy that will digitize and enhance the iLs suite of products. What’s Next?
Thank you very much for your support of iLs over the years - we very much appreciate having the opportunity to be of service to you. We look forward to your feedback and guidance on how we can enhance our products and service, with the goal of helping as many people as possible alleviate suffering and thrive in their lives.
With gratitude, Jason Tafler CEO Unyte Health Inc.
Grasslands Public schools invites applications for a full time occupational therapist to join our team. Our team provides support including assessments, program development and training to students and from grades K – 12 throughout the district.
You will actively work to help our students to build fine and gross motor skills and address sensory needs, self-help, social thinking and executive functioning as well as play skills.
Our team works in collaboration with teachers and other professionals to develop student centered programs and interventions and support professional development and capacity building with staff.
Major responsibilities will include:
· Completing assessments and appropriate documentation to support the unique programming needs of children.
· Developing goals and strategies, intervention plans and making necessary adaptation recommendations.
· Supporting teachers as well as parents to implement strategies effectively.
· Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams.
· Program development and implementation of innovative ideas.
· Providing capacity building sessions for teachers and paraprofessionals.
· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent from an accredited University program. New grads are welcome to apply.
· ACOT registration and proof of current professional liability insurance.
· Valid Alberta driver’s license and reliable vehicle to travel between schools. Mileage reimbursement is available.
· Up to date and clean Criminal Record and Child Welfare checks.
· Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
· Flexible and able to work effectively with other professionals and families.
· Able to work independently and with a supportive team.
· Aptitude for relevant technology.
· Well developed organizational and time management skills.
· Strong desire to continue with professional development and evidenced based practice.
Salary: Based on education and experience Start date: August 26, 2019
Deadline is as soon as there is a suitable applicant pool.
Send résumé, including three professional references with current contact information, and other documents to: