Occupational Therapist - Indigenous Services
Fort Road

Position Details: 0.8 FTE, In-Scope, Permanent

Competition Number: 21-046 (please quote when applying)

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Location: Alexander First Nation, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

Description

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health has developed partnerships with several First Nation communities in the Edmonton area.  We are currently seeking a children’s Occupational Therapist who will become part of a community-based team providing mental health services and supports to children, youth and families in the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and the Alexander First Nation. 

 

The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy assessment and intervention in the following areas:

  • Sensory-motor development

  • Visual-motor development

  • Activities of daily living including recreational activities, self-care tasks and productivity tasks

 

Other tasks include:

  • Write assessment and treatment reports to share with parents and professionals within and outside of CASA.

  • Assist community team and parents in interpretation of Occupational Therapy reports.

  • Liaise closely with the multi-disciplinary team to establish group and personalized treatment plans.

  • Consult and collaboratively work with the classroom team (which includes a Teacher, Behavior Consultant, Therapy Assistant and other staff) in program planning.

  • Lead instruction and activities with large and small groups of children.

  • Model and coach community team regarding intervention strategies.

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Current registration and in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists.

  • Understanding of Aboriginal history and the current social environment

  • Experience assessing and treating FASD and inter- generational trauma in the family and community context is essential.

  • Practical experience in children’s mental health.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

 

Salary

$38.52 - $49.43 per hour, based on education and experience

 

Disclaimer
We appreciate your interest in CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. CASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. CASA is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Only those candidates permissible to work in Canada are applicable to this position.
                                              

Submit your resume: employment@casaservices.org