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. This key individual will focus on the development of self-help and adaptive skills, functional physical and motor development, sensory processing, arousal modulation, and play and leisure.
Programming is provided through home-based and centre-based services and utilizes an innovative and integrated community based delivery model.
Experience and knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred.
Participate in a multi-disciplinary team providing expertise in occupational therapy
Conduct appropriate assessments
Consultation with parents and guardians on their child's respective goals, plans and challenges
Development and on-going implementation and evaluation of family focused functional plans in partnership with the clinical team
Keep current on best practices in occupational therapy as it relates to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Collaborate with the clinical team in the development of the child's programs
Perform home and Centre visits to implement programs
Collaborate with clinical staff and families in the development and implementation of goals and strategies across school and home programming
Share expertise, recommend and purchase program materials and supplies related to child's program
Collect and summarize clinical data for reports as required
Provide home and program orientation and OT specific training to new Aides and Interventionists
Problem solve, providing coaching and mentoring to Aides and the child's family on program implementation
Anticipate, assess, and report risk management issues to their 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 Training, theory and principles of child development, early childhood services
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: email@example.com Fax: 780-488-6664 (confirm fax transmission at 780-488-6600)
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