Physical Therapist
Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre - Red Deer, AB

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Posting: May 30, 2012
Start date: August 26, 2013
Location: Red Deer, AB
Status: Permanent Part Time (0.65) FTE

Our team at Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre is growing and changing and we want you to join us!

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre is a charitable organization providing hope to children with special needs, the families who love them and the communities that care for them. Born from the commitment of a dedicated group of parents and professionals, we work every day to create a fully integrated service environment where every child is individually assessed and supported.

Aspire has an exciting opportunity for a Physical Therapist interested in working directly with preschool children with a variety of special needs and their families in its PUF funded EASE program, as well as in our fee for service program called Individualized Services.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play and interact with children in a play-based environment alongside an experienced team of teachers, therapists and child development facilitators. This professional would provide assessment and intervention services to the EASE children in consultation with the staff. As well, the Physical Therapist will consult to the children’s families and community partners.

Benefits of working with the professionals at include:
 *Involvement in ongoing program development and decision making
 *Working with children with diverse special needs
 *Working in a multidisciplinary team
(teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists and child development facilitators)
 *Consultation with child psychiatrists and developmental pediatricians
 *Professional development opportunities
 *Opportunity for group programming

Qualifications: Eligible to be registered as a Physical Therapist in Alberta. Experience working with young children with special needs would be an asset.

Salary range: The wage for this position is commensurate with Aspire salary grid and experience.
Closing date: When a suitable candidate has been found

If you meet the above requirements, please forward your resume along with three references to:
Michelle Sluchinski, Executive Director
4826 – 47th Street
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1R2

Telephone: 403-340-2606
Fax: 403-340-2615