Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 34,000 students and 3,000 employees in 88 schools and other sites.
This position involves providing physical therapy (PT) services to early learning children (aged 3-7 years) within inclusive environments. This includes children who have been identified with severe, mild/moderate needs as well as those children who are typically developing. All our programs are inclusive, and welcoming to all children, so an understanding of the Pyramid of Intervention (the integration of broad based supports/strategies, within a large group, small group and with individual is critical). Physical therapy strategies are incorporated into the child’s program, in authentic and functional ways. An understanding of the early learning educational philosophy is essential (and understanding of the Reggio philosophy an asset). The physical therapist has expertise in identifying, diagnosing and planning programs for children with delays and/or disorders including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Developmental Coordination disorders, Autism and other related disorders. Strategies and program plans provided by the physical therapist should occur in an inclusive setting and benefit all children in the classroom. Collaborating and communicating with both the school team and the multi-disciplinary team is also essential. Involvement in building capacity not only with the teacher, but also through the parents with family programming in the community, is also a responsibility of this position.
This is an Out of Scope, Level 7, full-time position with a salary range of $63,612-$79,516
(10 month) or $76,336-$95,420 (12 month) commencing August 29, 2013.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, or equivalent, plus three years of paediatric experience;
Experience in paediatric service provision is strongly recommended, with multiple handicapped students in an educational setting;
Registered with the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association is mandatory;
Registered authorizer with the Alberta Health’s Aids to Daily Living Program;
Knowledge of MicroSoft programs including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet.
Please email a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2013 to:
Corinne King, Manager, Staffing
Human Resource Services
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted.