Pacekids Programs is a charitable organization that empowers children with diverse needs and their families through excellence in therapy, education, and play. From as young as six months of age, Pacekids is there to support children with diverse needs and their families in the home, in the community and in the classroom. Pacekids offers a dynamic, active environment, specializing in therapeutic learning, supporting each child’s unique developmental and physical needs. If you are passionate about helping children with diverse needs and their families thrive, then Pacekids Programs is the organization for you Pacekids offers the challenge and reward of working in an integrated, child and family focused environment – a setting that recognizes and appreciates your contribution and gives you the deep satisfaction of making a real difference. Position Summary Pacekids is currently seeking to hire an Occupational Therapist (OT) with experience working with preschool and school age children with diverse needs and their families to deliver our Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) programs. This position would be eligible for reimbursement for moving expenses incurred in order to relocate to Calgary, AB for the role, if applicable, up to a maximum amount depending on location. This is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours/week) position that requires availability during weekdays and weeknight evenings until 6:00pm. The Pacekids’ OT main responsibility is the assessment and treatment of preschool and school-aged children working with families in their home, or occasionally at the Pacekids site or virtually. The OT is responsible for the planning and implementation of Occupational Therapy programming that meets the unique needs of the children and/or families with whom they work, while collaborating with others on the child’s/family’s team. What We Offer We are proud to offer a package that aligns with our values: • A fun, supportive and energetic team • An environment that encourages feedback and growth • An attractive compensation package that includes employer-paid health and paramedical benefits, generous vacation, sick, and personal time entitlements as well as membership allowances and RRSP matching • A genuine understanding of work and life demands, offering options to help balance personal and work life • Support for professional development including extensive in-house learning and development programs and PD funds • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children and families • Reimbursement for moving expenses incurred in order to relocate for this role, if applicable, up to a maximum amount depending on location Responsibilities Include but are not limited to: • Coaching and consulting with families via in person (in home or on site) and virtual visits, providing appropriate strategies and recommendations for a child’s in-home/community focused programming • Conducting screenings of preschool and school-aged children using formal and informal assessments • Developing functional, multidisciplinary goals and plans that promote child development and parent education and empowerment • Monitoring and updating program plans and participating in meetings with the interdisciplinary team and families • Collaborating with families and interdisciplinary team members to target goals in a variety of settings • Modifying strategies accordingly to meet the varied needs of the children, families, and other members of the clinical team • Providing session summary reports and maintaining documentation to meet both the standards of the professional college and Pacekids’ practices • Working collaboratively as part of the Pacekids’ OT team, following agreed to professional practices and procedures • Providing education and training to Pacekids’ staff • Ensuring all hour tracking, documentation, and filing is appropriately completed • Documenting and adhering to any existing and new policies and procedures to ensure continuity throughout Pacekids Programs • Maintaining and managing a caseload • Working with the team to address any concerns and improve processes and procedures • Commitment to the values outlined by Pacekids – working to create a positive and respectful workplace culture What You Bring Core competencies and qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy • Registered member in good standing, or in the process of registering, with an Occupational Therapy regulatory or licensing body in Canada • Current professional liability insurance – updated annually • Current Alberta driver’s license • Access to a full-time personal vehicle and willingness to drive to various parts of the city of Calgary (compensated for mileage) • Experience working with preschool and school-aged children with special needs, including experience working with children with Autism • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with an emphasis on self-initiative, patience, maturity, and tact • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times • Demonstrated ability to communicate and liaise with families and other professionals in fostering a team atmosphere • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients, families, and staff • Exceptional organizational skills • Flexibility is essential given the variety of children’s abilities, family needs, and conditions • Availability on weekdays and weeknight evenings until 6:00pm • Clearance from a Criminal Record check, including a Vulnerable Sector check, current within the last six months; can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame • Clearance from a Child Intervention Record check, current within the last year; can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame Pacekids Programs is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate a diverse workforce and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income, or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the hiring process, please direct your inquiries to Pacekids’ Human Resources team at careerspacekids.ca. %2168296% %%therapy%%
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