Temp FT (1.0) Occupational Therapist (2019-20)

School District #60 (Peace River North) - Fort St. John, BC (4 months ago)

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Position Description

A temporary full-time (1.0) Occupational Therapist is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The assignment will be at Learning Services.

We are dedicated to providing services that assist students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to successfully participate in educational experiences. We provide indirect and direct service to the student and/or the school community. Our collective knowledge, skills, energy, creativity and empathy support and nurture this process.

Our philosophy is consistent with our District’s mission statement, “Together, We Learn” and with that of the Ministry of Education and the Special Education Programs Branch. Our own department’s mission statement, “Achieve ~ Believe ~ Connect!” demonstrates our commitment towards appropriate education and achievements for all children. We love the relevance in our logo! See www.prn.bc.ca/ls/for more information.

Qualifications and Experience

Valid license to practice as an Occupational Therapist which meets the standards established by the College of the Occupational Therapists of BC

Behaviour interventions that follow the RTI (Response to Intervention) framework is an essential understanding

Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills are required to work at all three tiers of a responsive system, supporting school based teams in developing and strengthening the social and emotional skills of our children & youth

Planning and facilitating in-service sessions for classroom teachers, educational assistants, and parents is also a component of this position

The candidate must have a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel to rural and in-town schools

Preference will be given to the candidate who has the above skill set, plus:

Knowledge of screening and assessment tools used in Occupational Therapy

Ability to provide consultation for school based teams

Ability to provide mentor training to staff to carry out routines and programs that may be designed to improve fine motor function, sensory integration, sensory processing, self-regulation and functional motor skills for optimal participation of students in classroom settings during the school day

Qualifications and experience in working with students who exhibit challenging behaviours

Knowledge & understanding of PBS implementation and self regulation, both in the classroom and on a school wide basis

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills

Ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers, resource teacher, learning assistant teachers and school based teams to support classrooms with Tier 1, 2 and 3 supports and specific scenarios involving more individual plans

Skills to develop and implement individual/group programs in areas such as social skills, self-esteem, anger management, bullying, anxiety, etc.

Knowledge of materials and strategies appropriate for supporting students with complex needs

Ability/experience to contact and liaison with outside agencies

Experience with technology and related software to support learning

Interested applicants are required to supply

Three (3) references

Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate)


$1400 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $2000 for teachers from other areas.

$2,520.09 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)

Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $48,657 - $91,278

Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enrol in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE.

For more information please contact:
Keith MacGillivray, District Principal, Learning Services 250.262.6098 or kmacgillivray@prn.bc.ca

Please note:
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 21 schools, with a 22nd forward-looking and innovative school currently under construction. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60

Classroom positions available

Professional development opportunities

Supportive culture of teacher collaboration

Curriculum and teacher supports

French Immersion, music & outdoor education programs

Advanced technology facilities and resources

Progressive and growing district

Innovative educational practices