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Monday, 4 December 2017

10th Annual Autism Conference January 24-26, 2018 featuring Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L

10th Annual Autism Conference: January 24-26, 2018

Hosted by: Children's Autism Services of Edmonton

Don't miss out on this amazing conference! Check out our new brochure with new speakers and detailed session information!

• Day 1 of conference (Wed Jan 24th) at Rogers Place
• Oil Kings Game Wed night included in registration
• Thurs and Fri at Marriott River Cree with all food included
• Amazing speakers touching on a range of topics including challenging behaviour, mental health, AAC, and employment

You will leave this conference not only with a deeper understanding and increased knowledge in autism, but an action plan for implementation of new strategies.

Whether you are a parent, educator, consultant, medical professional, or administrator, this conference will give you the tools you need to meet your goals.

Join us for this event and invest in an opportunity to reflect, develop, and learn.

check out the full conference brochure at: 

During the conference we will be featuring Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L!! She will presenting on Emotional Regulation Approach to Challenging Behaviour and Intervention Strategies for Emotional Regulation. Please check out the Conference Brochure for more details on her presentation and other amazing speakers as well.  

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Temporary 0.6FTE OT Position with Sturgeon School Division

If you want to work with preschool children in a positive, play-based, Reggio-inspired school environment, and you have pediatric experience, we want you!

We have an amazing OT team, and an excellent multidisciplinary team that supports children in preschool classrooms.

This part-time .6 position is to the end of June 2018, but has potential for an increase in hours and an extension into the following year. Apply online at the Sturgeon Public School Division website (see attachment).

Sturgeon School Division is a small rural school division, directly north of Edmonton, from a town called Rivere Que Barre to the west, and extending north-east to the town of Redwater. Our school division Central Office is in Morinville (9820- 104th Street, Morinville), a town just north of St. Albert on Highway 2. It is a lovely short rural commute!

Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions! More info can be found on the website here.

Warm regards,
Anita  Ferri  
Occupational Therapy Team Lead
Sturgeon School Division

Growing Changes Job Opportunity

Growing Changes is an Edmonton based developmental provider specializing in children. Growing Changes believes in a collaborative, family-centered health care environment. Listening, explaining and working together as a team, we help children achieve their optimal health through partnership between physicians, clinicians and families built on mutual respect, support for each other, and personal accountability. We believe in each other. We empower each other. At Growing Changes, we celebrate each other’s successes, and our differences. We recognize those who exemplify excellence, and reward them for contributing to our collective success.

Positions Available

We are currently looking to hire Occupational Therapist Subcontractors. The goal of the position is to provide intervention solutions through assessment and implementation for children with developmental needs. The solutions are meant to help strengthen families’ ability to promote their child’s healthy development and encourage their child’s participation in activities at home and in the community.
Occupational Therapist Subcontractors report to the President and assist in ensuring that the goals and objectives of the company are met with the highest of standards.

Why Work with Growing Changes?

·       Competitive wages depending on experience
·       An opportunity to develop new skills and growth in partnership with the company
·       The opportunity to oversee clients independently within the framework of goals and objectives established
·       Mentorship available


·       Experience working with children with development needs. Minimum of one year experience working in pediatrics.
·       Registration with respective college
·       Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
·       Ability to work independently and willingness to accept direction from and work in harmony within a team environment
·       Capability to see the “big picture” to execute and complete solutions and invoice as required
·       Supply personal vehicle and able to drive within Edmonton region and outlining communities
·       Ability to flex time as required and work within other schedules

Cover Letter and Resume can be sent to: growingchanges@gmail.com
Attention: Human Resources
Subject: Occupational Therapist Job Posting

Monday, 27 November 2017

OT posting at Sturgeon Public School Division

Job posting can be found here Here

The Sturgeon Public School Division, Central Office, is currently seeking a Part-Time Temporary Occupational Therapist to work as part of the interdisciplinary team and to provide a full range of Occupational Therapy Services under the direction of the Director of Early Childhood Education, Education Services.

Friday, 24 November 2017

OT Position at Advance OT in Medicine Hat

Job posting can be found here.

Our dynamic Advance OT team includes 4 Occupational Therapists, and 4 Occupational Therapy Assistants. The program we deliver to local schools is well developed ensuring consistency and efficiency among therapists. This will be a great opportunity to develop strong assessment, treatment and consultative skills with a specific pediatric population. Mentorship is provided and ongoing education strongly encouraged. We are growing quickly and the successful applicant will have a great opportunity to be involved in the development of numerous projects promoting Occupational Therapy in the community.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Resiliency in the OT workplace- Survey reminder

The Department of Labour, Alberta of Alberta, has provided funding for us to survey occupational therapists and students about experiences in the OT workplace that may affect their resiliency.

The survey is anonymous, at no time will we know your name.  You can withdraw from the survey by closer your browser any time up until your click 'submit'.  Submitting your survey is taken as consent to participate. After you submit your survey we cannot remove your data because we have no way to identify you.  

The study findings may be presented or published, but never in a manner in which you can be identified.  The study has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Board of the University of Alberta.  If you have any questions about the study please contact Professor Cary Brown, Department of Occupational Therapy (cary.brown@ualberta.ca).  If you have questions about the researcher please contact Professor John Misiaszek, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta (john.misiaszek@ualberta.ca).  

The survey takes approximately 10-15  minutes to complete.

Thank you for your interest and support. 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Old Blog Posts

An old blog post from August was accidentally sent out this afternoon. There are no items for sale in Calgary. Occasionally this happens when I delete an old post and I'm working to figure it out so it doesn't cause confusion in the future.