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Grasslands Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following position: Position:

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Contract Type:

Full-Time (1.00 FTE)

Contracts are available immediately and for the 2023/2024 SY


Grasslands Public School

Application close date:

As soon as a suitable applicant pool has been established ! Apply directly to this ad, by selecting the Apply Online button below ! Check your 'jobs Applied To' to confirm you successfully applied Treaty Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge Treaty 7 territory - the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu Tina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Mtis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

At Grasslands Public Schools we look for people who are passionate about being a part of a collaborative team that thrives on a foundation of:

Student Learning

School + Community Relationships

Inclusive + Healthy Environments Why be an OT for Grasslands Public Schools?

We offer unique benefits not offered in other industries!

you will be a member of our multidisciplinary team, work the school year calendar with breaks at Christmas, Easter and for the summer. As well, excellent benefits are included, and a retirement package begins in year 2. Job Duties and Responsibilities: consult with school-based staff, families and district personnel to provide a continuum of occupational therapy goals to students from Pre-K grade 12

conduct screenings, assessments and documentation to support the unique learning needs of children using formal and informal measures

communicate and interpret results to team members

provide recommendations for universal, targeted and specialized services based on data gathered

prepare written assessment reports when required

support teachers and parents to implement strategies effectively

collaborate to provide school and system level professional development to build system capacity around supporting children and students OT and sensory needs

provide teachers with classroom-based supports based on individual and group needs

supervise Occupational Therapy assistants

work closely with school-based therapy assistants to ensure ongoing treatment for students requiring targeted and specialized services

collaborate with district support services team to provide effective ongoing supports to schools

work collaboratively with therapists from multiple service providersIdeal candidate skills & abilities: Strong understanding and appreciation of Grasslands Public Schools mission and values.

Strong ability to uphold an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Respect and value all individuals with sensitivity to diversity.

Personal integrity and trustworthiness.

Understanding of how this position impacts our community. Proven ability to analyze complex student needs.

Able to establish trust and rapport with students.

Strong communication skills.

Strong ability to think dynamically.

Education and Certifications:

Bachelors or masters degree in occupational therapy or equivalent from an accredited University Program

Registered member with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) and current professional liability insurance

Previous school-based collaborative work considered an asset

Previous experience with early intervention/pediatric services would be an asset

Successful applicants will be required to submit before start date: Current Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) Original document reported within the last 6 months of hire date; condition of employment

* Applicants cannot work before a clear CRC with VSC has been provided and approved*

Valid class 5 driving license

Access to a vehicle and able to provide a clean drivers abstract upon request Please take note of the documentation required:

Required to Apply: current cover letter and resume

contacts for three (3) professional references ; If Selected for an interview:

(please feel free to provide with your application) post-secondary transcripts and verification of education ! Apply directly to this ad, by selecting the Apply Online button below

! Check your 'jobs Applied To' to confirm you successfully applied.