Pacekids Programs

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

Pacekids Programs is a charitable organization that strives to empower children with special needs and their families through excellence in therapy and education. From as young as six months of age, Pacekids is there to support children with special needs and their families in the home, in the community and in the classroom. Pacekids offers a dynamic, active environment, specializing in therapeutic learning, supporting each child’s unique developmental and physical needs.

If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and their families thrive, then Pacekids Programs is the organization for you!

Pacekids offers the challenge and reward of working in an integrated, child and family focused environment – a setting that recognizes and appreciates your contribution and gives you the deep satisfaction of making a real difference.

Position Summary
Pacekids Programs is looking for an experienced, energetic, and dynamic pediatric Occupational Therapist. The position includes working within family’s homes in the Calgary area (requires availability on weekdays and weeknight evenings until 6:00pm) as part of our FSCD-funded programming. This position will be 7.5 hours a day, Monday to Thursday, for a total of 30 hours/week (0.8 FTE).

The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and implementation of Occupational Therapy programming that meets the unique needs of the children and/or families with whom they work. As a key member of the FSCD team, the OT exemplifies Pacekids’ values of collaboration, learning, respect, integrity, and accountability and plays an integral role in helping build the culture of Pacekids.

Include but are not limited to:

  • Coaching and consulting with families in the home setting and providing appropriate strategies and recommendations for a child’s programming

  • Conducting screenings and informal assessments of preschool and school-aged children

  • Developing functional, multidisciplinary Service Provider Program Plan (SPPP) goals and Individual Service Plans (ISP) that promote child development, parent education, and empowerment

  • Monitoring and updating program plans and participating in meetings with the interdisciplinary team and families

  • Providing and modifying strategies to help meet the goals identified

  • Providing coaching and support to the family and Aides

  • Collaborating with families, interdisciplinary team members, and Aides to target goals in a variety of settings

  • Providing education and training to Pacekids’ Aides

What We Offer
We are proud to offer a package that aligns with our values:

  • A fun, supportive and energetic team

  • An environment that encourages feedback and growth

  • A competitive compensation package that includes employer paid extended health care, generous vacation, sick and personal time entitlements

  • A genuine understanding of work and life demands, offering options to help balance personal and work life

  • Support for professional development including extensive in-house learning and development programs and PD funds for certain positions

  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of hundreds of children and families

Pacekids Programs understands the importance of the right person for the right job, appreciates a diverse workforce, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income, or sexual orientation.

To apply, please visit our Career Portal.


Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy

Registered member, in good standing, with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists or in the process of registering

Experience working with preschool and school-aged children

Current Alberta driver’s license

Access to a full-time personal vehicle (the successful candidate will be compensated for mileage)

Clearance from a Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search (must be current within the last six months or obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

Child Welfare Intervention check (must be current within the last year or obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal

Demonstrated ability to work independently, with an emphasis on self-initiative, patience, maturity, and tact

Demonstrated ability to communicate and liaise with families and other professionals in fostering a team atmosphere

Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients, families, and staff

Exceptional organizational skills

Flexibility is essential given the variety of children’s abilities, family needs, and conditions

Availability on weekdays and weeknight evenings until 6:00pm

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May 9, 2020

Employment Posting ID: 78817