This is an exciting opportunity to participate as part of a team in delivering support services to children in pre-school, school, home and community environments. It is anticipated that the majority of the assignment during the first year will be targeted at preschool and kindergarten students.  The Multi-disciplinary Team includes psychologists, speech-language pathologists, behaviour specialists and special educators, in addition to other occupational therapists.

This position is based on the school calendar, with extended time off at Christmas, Easter and the summer.  The team participates in frequent group consultation and have traditionally accessed numerous regional and national professional development activities.  Pembina Hills currently offers a $2500 relocation allowance to employees who move into the geographic area.

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 Regional Division (PHRD)invites applications for this 10 Month Occupational Therapist position.  Applicants who wish to work part-time will also be considered (please identify in your application letter if you wish to work less than full-time).  This position has the possibility of supplementing the regular salary, by providing additional services in July and August.

Successful candidate responsibilities:

  • Provides universal, targeted and individualized supports and services as a member of the School Linked Team
  • Supports the child and family-centred 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:

  • Eligibility to register with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be available to travel and have access to a vehicle


  • District pay grid


Start Date:

  • August 29, 2019.

For further information, please contact:

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

Please visit www.phrd.ab.cafor further details about the school division

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

Must apply at:
Your position category to apply online is:
 Management & Professionals

If you require assistance with the application process, please call:
Employee Services @ 780-674-8514 or Simplication @ 1-877-900-5627

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