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05/05/2017-

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.  


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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