Occupational Therapy Assistant

Competition #22-102

About the Role

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children and their families in Alberta. We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners. CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.

The occupational therapy assistant will support CASA Preschool Day Program (PDP) and Children’s Day Program (CDP), which supports children ages 3-12 with identified mental health and learning concerns. The occupational therapy assistant works with the interdisciplinary teams in our day programs. These teams include an occupational therapist assistant, mental health therapists, classroom behavioural specialists, psychiatrists, teachers, clinical managers, speech language pathologists and more. Our team is collaborative, patient-centred, creative and fun!

Job Description

The CASA Preschool Day Program (PDP) is a tertiary-level, interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic educational resource intended to provide intensive family-centered diagnostic review and therapeutic education, developmental intervention and clinical care in a specialized early childhood setting. As a key member of the interdisciplinary team, the occupational therapy assistant supports indirect and direct patient care through program coordination and as an extension of the clinical team.

Occupational health, safety and wellness is an organizational priority and all employees are required to use safe work practices daily.

The occupational therapy assistant will:

  • Participate in program intake procedures.

  • Review group outlines and supporting materials prior to attending group.

  • Participate in group facilitation alongside the occupational therapist.

  • Complete phone contacts with family as assigned.

  • Attend case conference meetings, planning sessions and external meetings with community partners (i.e. EFAN) as appropriate.

  • Assist the therapist with a variety of tasks as required, including but not limited to file reviews, summarizing program demographic information for quarterly reporting, assisting with file closure and transfer paperwork, waitlist maintenance and scoring assessment protocols where appropriate.

  • Create and send letters to all referring parties regarding the acceptance/non acceptance into programs.

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Assistant

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre

Multi-Site: No

Minimum Salary: $26.42

Maximum Salary: $33.27

Hours per Shift: 7.25

Shifts per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday


  • Recognized therapy assistant diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation therapy assistant program, or equivalent.

  • Experience working in mental health, preferably with young children and caregivers.

  • Group facilitation skills are an asset.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent time management and prioritizing skills.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Able to participate in physically demanding activities at times as it relates to working with complex mental health concerns with young children.

Closing Date: October 20, 2022

Please Note:

  • All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to employment@casaservices.org quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.