Pacekids Programs

Location: #808 55 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Y4

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
The ECS Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for the assessment and treatment of preschool and school-aged children within Pacekids’ Early Childhood Services (ECS) school program. The OT is responsible for the planning and coaching of occupational therapy programming that meets the unique needs of the children and families with whom they work.

As a key member of the ECS team, the OT exemplifies Pacekids’ values of collaboration, learning, respect, integrity and accountability, and plays an integral role in fostering a team that shares the Pacekids’ vision and mission. The OT works collaboratively with other members of the ECS and clinical teams at Pacekids. Diplomacy, tact, discretion, and conflict resolution skills are necessary as this position has access to highly sensitive and confidential information. The impact of decisions made by this position may affect the ECS program, including children and families.

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE) temporary mat-leave cover position. This position is based out of Pacekids’ North location (808 55 Ave NE).

Include but are not limited to:

  • Development and coaching of occupational therapy treatment programming in a classroom and home setting

  • Consult and build capacity within the teaching staff, therapy staff, and Child Development Assistants (CDAs)

  • Coach and consult with families in the home setting and provide appropriate strategies and recommendations for a child’s programming to support their development and/or independence in activities of daily living (such as dressing, feeding, toileting, grooming, managing fine motor tasks etc.), sensory needs, and anything else related to the scope of OTs

  • Conduct screenings and assessments of preschool and school-aged children using formal and informal occupational therapy measures

  • Develop Individual Program Plan (IPP) goals and ensure that they are carried out appropriately and effectively by the members of a child’s school team

  • Monitor and update program plans and participate in meetings with the interdisciplinary team and families

  • Collaborate with families, interdisciplinary team members, teachers, and CDAs to target goals in a variety of settings

  • Participate and assist with delivery of Family Oriented Programming Sessions (FOPS) within the ECS program

  • Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistant’s caseload and individual/group treatment programming

  • Provide yearly assessment and treatment summary reports and maintain documentation standards of professional college

  • Provide education and training to Pacekids’ staff and Child Development Assistants

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.


Completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent

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

Adhere to the code of ethics of the profession and maintain standards of practice for the profession

Current professional liability insurance (to be updated annually)

Current Alberta driver’s license

Access to a personal vehicle

Current Standard First Aid and CPR-Level C certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

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

Experience working with preschool and school-aged children

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

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

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May 9, 2020

Employment Posting ID: 78820