Pembina Hills Public Schools on behalf of Aspen Collaborative Services requires an occupational therapist in the Westlock-Athabasca geographic area.  This position involves providing supports and services as a member of the School Linked Team at schools and as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team as a service provider in the home/community environment.

Aspen Collaborative Services offers regional supports and services designed to support children and youth in their learning and well-being. As a member of this team, you will partner with colleagues in Education, Health, Human Services and our community partners to promote success for children and youth.

Pembina Hills Public Schools (PHPS) invites applications for a 10 Month Full-time Occupational Therapist position.  This full-time position has the possibility of providing services in July and August.  Duties are to commence as soon as possible.

Successful candidate responsibilities:

  • Provides universal, targeted and individualized supports and services as a member of the School Linked Team 
  • Supports the Child and Family Centered approach to the delivery of services that views the whole family including the child as the focus
  • Engages parents as active partners at home and in planning and decision making
  • Provides a flexible approach to service delivery adjusting to the diverse and changing needs of the child and family
  • Provides consultative supports and services that promote academic and social inclusion 
  • Supports and develops a strength based model of services
  • Promotes mental health and wellness
  • Delivers specialized services that include: sensory/self-regulation, visual perceptual skills, physical skills, organizational skills and life skills
  • Promotes engagement and participation in literacy and numeracy by reducing barriers to learning
  • Delivers services to several school districts in the region
  • Delivers supports and services in a geographic area that serves the areas of Westlock and Athabasca areas as well as smaller communities in between these locations


To work with Pembina Hills Regional Division, you must: 

  • Be registered and a member in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
  • Maintain professional malpractice insurance
  • Experience working with school aged children and youth
  • Have a valid driver’s license 
  • Be available to travel and have access to a vehicle 



  •  District pay grid

For further information, please contact: 

Sandra Zesko (Regional Manager) at 780-619-3545 or / Rob McGarva (Director of Student Services) 780-674-8506 or

Please visit for further details about the school division

Applications will be reviewed December 14, 2017, but this competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

 Apply at:
If you require assistance with the application process, please call Simplication @ 1-877-900-5627


  • Your resume should include a list of references with permission for Pembina Hills Public Schools to contact any or all references.
  •  Original Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector (dated within one year) must be provided prior to employment.
  • Original Intervention Record Check (dated within one year) – issued by Child & Family Services Authority must be provided prior to employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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