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.
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
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
3+ years of experience as an Occupational Therapist would be an asset
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 780-488-6664 (confirm fax transmission at 780-488-6600)
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