The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) is seeking to fill the above-mentioned position of Occupational Therapist for Pedagogical Services. We are seeking experienced candidates who share the core values of the SWLSB, are able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, and are accountable, rigorous and solution oriented.
The Assistant Director of Pedagogical Services
NATURE OF THE WORK
The profession of occupational therapy is concerned with a person’s ability to participate in desired daily life activities. Using purposeful and age-appropriate activities, the occupational therapist uses his unique expertise to help children to be prepared for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their roles as students. In this setting, the occupational therapist supports academic and non-academic outcomes including social skills, math, reading, writing, recess, participation in sports, self-help skills, and prevocational/vocational participation.
• Perform duties relating to the development of the objectives and guidelines of the occupational therapy services;
• Have consideration for the general administrative and educational policies in effect at the level of the school or the level of head office;
• Be responsible for the application of these policies;
• Participate in case studies within a multidisciplinary team;
• Ensure that support is available for those requiring assistance in the understanding and teaching of students presenting with special learning needs;
• Work closely with school teams in the development of adapted instructional activities for ongoing implementation in the classroom;
• Support the needs of students with significant challenges, such as by helping to determine methods for alternate assessment;
• Prepare school teams for the diversification of the teaching skills that are required to teach students presenting with special learning needs.
• Be a member of the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec, the province’s professional corporation of occupational therapists.
• A mastery of the English language and the ability to function effectively in French.
• Ideally, some experience working in the educational (or related) field.
To be determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement for professionals, the policies and practices of the school board, the experience and supporting documents (min. $54,040 – $92,027).
• A cover letter;
• A résumé detailing qualifications and experience;
• Name, address, telephone number and title of two (2) references.
Should you send your application via internal mail, please ensure that the courier schedule will enable your application to be received by the Human Resources Department prior to the closing date. You may confirm receipt of your application via email or by contacting Ms. Debora Mortelliti at 450-621-5600, extension 1323.
The School Board reserves the right to determine whether the position requirements are met in whole or in part. Only those candidates retained for an interview will be contacted.
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board has implemented an Equal Access Employment Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible and ethnic minorities, and handicapped persons