Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 42,000 students and 5,000 employees in 96 schools plus other sites. We are hiring a full-time (35 hours per week) permanent Therapeutic Assistant for Occupational Therapy, working 10 months per year.
The job provides a range of educational support services, under the supervision of a Therapeutic Specialist (TS), to students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 within the environment of our inclusive educational programs. The primary focus is to work directly with student’s and the teacher to provide support for a range of needs that impact classroom/academic functioning and to extend the services of the Therapeutic Specialist assigned to that classroom.
This job involves working within the classroom environment together with a classroom team consisting of a teacher, Therapeutic Specialist and may also include Educational Assistants, Early Learning Facilitators, Learning Coaches, other multi-disciplinary team members (MDT), administrators, parents and school staff.
For information on salary, job details and to apply, Click here.
(Posted October 5, 2018)
Therapy Assistant – Speech Language Therapy Assistant
Requisition #: ALB00001335
Location: High Level, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $24.08 – $30.18 per hour
We have an exciting opportunity for a trained speech therapy assistant within our Allied Health team. If you are passionate about working with children, and like to be challenged also by working with adults, than this position includes a variety of direct patient care and clinical support responsibilities that provide assistance to Speech Language Pathologists. The assistant works under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist. The position requires initiative and judgment applied in accordance with established practices and procedures. The assistant will work in the hospital across the continuum of care and schools. The assistant also assists in the maintenance and operation of the treatment areas.
The assistant is responsible for:
- Following program outlines as set out by the therapist.
- Develop lesson plans and activities for clients using appropriate material and procedures.
- Consult with the SLP on a regular basis.
- Complete and maintain accurate written documentation and enter daily statistics.
- The position allows for innovation and new ideas as we are always looking for ways to improve services provided to our clients.
The town of High Level is located in the scenic northwestern reaches of Alberta. With a population of approximately 3,600 and serving a trade area of 12,000, High Level offers a bustling economy with the local service area committed to ensuring their residents have access to optimal healthcare. Pleasant summer days and midnight sunsets make living in Northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Northern Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $6,300. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.
- Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
- Speech Language Assistance diploma from a recognized communication disorders assistant program.
- Must be an independent worker.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Independent decision making skills.
- Good comprehension of both spoken and written English.
- Ability to prioritize tasks from multiple sources and people.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Basic computer skills required.
- Ability to function as an effective team member.
- Understanding of and commitment to a Family Centred Care service delivery model.
- Previous experience working with young children in an organized setting desirable.
Apply online and join our team today:
( Posted September. 1/2018)
Therapy Assistant – Recreation, Long Term Care One (1) position available; Regular Part Time; 24 hours/week
Location: Fairview, AB
Posting End Date: 25-SEP-2018
Salary Range: $24.08 – $30.18
The town of Fairview is located in the ‘Heart of the Peace’ country in beautiful northern Alberta.
Residents enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities including golfing, hockey, camping and swimming, just to name a few. Fairview also has great educational opportunities at the Fairview College Campus of the Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) including trades, agriculture and business programs. Pleasant summer days and midnight sunsets make living in Northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience.
If you welcome a different pace of life and look for the chance to use the full scope of your clinical practice, Fairview could be the place for you. In this role the Therapy Assistant – Recreation, Long Term Care provides program and patient support as a key member of the Enhanced Respite collaborative team in Fairview Long Term Care.
As a Therapy Assistant in the Enhanced Respite Program, you are responsible for
planning and implementation of individual and group social, leisure and respite activities. The Therapy Assistant will play a key role in supporting program clients to participate in existing recreational programming while attending the enhanced respite program, working in collaboration with and under the support of the Recreation Therapist. Duties include social and leisure program planning and implementation, respite services, program organization, and support of daily activities. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote
Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-
pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
Description: As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.
• Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
Apply online and join our team today! Go to ahs.ca/careers and click on Apply Now, then search for requisition #: ALB00059792
(Posted August 29, 2018)
REHABILITATION ASSISTANT SALEM MANOR NURSING HOME
Candidates are invited to apply for the part – time (0.8 FTE) position of Rehabilitation Assistant to work in our 102-bed facility located in Leduc, Alberta. Salem Manor is managed by Extendicare Canada Inc.
Reporting to the Occupational Therapist, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities and qualifications:
- Plan, implement and evaluate both individual and group programs based on assessed needs and as assigned by the
- Set up and clean therapy area as necessary and transport residents to and from programs. Monitor the behaviour and condition of residents during programs, and report any significant changes to the Supervisor and nursing staff as
- Participate in development and revision of programs under the guidance of the
- Maintain program and resident records according to department policy. Communicate participation by residents to registered
- Work cooperatively with other team members and departments to meet resident
- Proof of successful completion of an approved Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma program is preferred but equivalencies may be considered. Current member of Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta in good standing.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation skills.
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation and evaluation for both well and the cognitively
- Ability to work independently and ability to manage time
- Ability to plan, implement, evaluate resident programs (ie. Fun & Fitness, Strengthening Program).
- Knowledge of wheelchairs, cushions and seating/
- Knowledge and /or experience in rehabilitation an
- Knowledge and/or experience in working with the geriatric population especially those with cognitive
- Current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
- Own transportation as there is no bus
Interested applicants please forward your resume in confidence no later than August 17, 2018 to the attention of:
Sheila M. Rosaasen Human Resources Advisor Salem Manor Nursing Home
Leduc, AB Fax: (780) 986-4130
(Posted August 1, 2018)
Program Support Assistant
Full-Time/ Part-time Position
I’m for Kids Team programming provides each child with identified needs an opportunity to grow and develop to their optimum potential within their family, community and early childhood settings. If you are the successful candidate for the Program Support Assistant (PSA) position, you would work alongside the Education Coordinator and multidisciplinary team (SLP, OT, PT, Psychologist) to support the children in
the classroom environment while targeting individual goals outlined in the children’s Individual Program Plan (IPP)
● Communicate effectively and problem solve with teams
● Organize and plan a variety of fun and engaging activities while targeting each child’s IPP goals
● Support the development of daily living skills which may include: Feeding, dressing, toileting
● You may be required to facilitate the development of communication skills through assistive technology, sign language and/or picture symbols
● Benefits package for employees who work 20hr/week or more
● Paid vacation
● Materials provided/ and expense allowance for supplies
● In-house Professional Development opportunities
● Paid mileage and travel time
The ideal candidate will:
● Have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skill
● Be able to work independently AND as part of a multi-disciplinary team
● Have excellent time management skills
● Have experience working with preschool-aged children with delays in development
● Knowledge of Early Childhood Development (eg. Early Childhood Educator, Disabilities Studies Community Rehab, Educational Assistant, SLPA, OTA, PTA, etc.)
Qualifications Minimum of a High School Diploma, preference is given to candidates with post-secondary education Proficient in the English language, both written and verbal
A reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and Insurance, and ability to transport children.
Current Police Information Check (Vulnerable sector, must be within the last 6 months)
Basic computer Skills.
Lifting and carrying demands are required; the ability to bend at the waist, stoop, twist, stand, walk and sit frequently. The ability to lift/push/pull/carry between 10 to 50 lbs. You may be subject to challenging behaviours of children.
Please submit your resume to:
Dallas Garrison, Director of Human Resources
I’m for Kids Team
Phone: 403-236-8919 Ext. 222
(Posted September 13, 2018)