Speech-Language Pathologist –Part Time or Full Time
Community Options has been a PUF provider of inclusive education solutions focusing on early intervention therapy services in Edmonton for the past 40 years. As a successful candidate you would have the opportunity to work with Occupational Therapists, Teachers, Speech Language Pathologist Assistants, and Educational Assistants to provide services to children in their community program (day-care, preschool, kindergarten) and in the child’s home.
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Location: Office: 12122 68 Street, Edmonton, Alberta and travel in and around surrounding Edmonton area
Job Type: Full time (35 hours/week) or Part time position may be considered -Commences November 2018 until June 14, 2019 (for the academic school year.) Position renews annually commencing on the last five working days of August until mid June of each year.
Start date: As soon as possible.
- Work in collaboration with a Multi-disciplinary team to create IPP
- Demonstrate strategies and provide material to Educational Assistants to carry out the program in an inclusive manner
- Use standard and non-standard assessment tools/forms to evaluate progress and determine eligibility for funding
- Write reports and referral letters using computer software
- Adapt services to the changing needs of clients and families
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with clients, families and members of the multi- disciplinary team
- Demonstrate flexibility and co-operation in dealing with change
- Keep family and team informed of progress and of any changes in plan
- Demonstrate familiarity with current literature, issues and trends of practice
- Share new knowledge and best practices with colleagues, within the organization
- Provide in-services/workshops to parents and educational assistants.
- Other duties as assigned
- Vehicle is mandatory (travel from site to site is reimbursed at $0.50/km)
Position Requirements: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:
- Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent academic training and experience
- Must be a regulated member of the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA)
- Speech Language Pathology experience with pre-schoolers is beneficial
- Familiar with the inclusive philosophy is an asset
- Current Intervention Record Check and a Criminal Record Check is required for employment (6 months or more recent prior to hire date)
- Must have or obtain Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR within 90 days of hire date
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those deemed qualified for this opportunity will be called for interviews.
Early Learning and Childcare Educator
The Edmonton North West Out of School Care Centre located at 11515 127 street is a non-profit provincially accredited program that provides Out of School Care to children ages 5 to 12 years before school, lunchtime and after school care and full day summer programming during the summer months. The Centre is a program of Community Options – A Society for Children and Families that has provided inclusive early learning and care in Edmonton for over 40 years.
We are seeking a temporary Early Learning and Childcare Educator to work at our Edmonton Northwest Out of School care program. If you have a passion for working with children, are an independent and motivated individual with an understanding of Childhood Development, we would like to hear from you.
Closing Date: open until a suitable candidate is found
Location: 11515 127 Street, Edmonton, AB
Job Type: Temporary Part time until September 2019 (position is based on funding)
Hours: Hours are as follows for the school year:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:30-5:30pm & Thursday from 12:00 – 5:30pm
Summer Hours: July 4th 2018 – August 30th 2019 Monday to Friday – 8:30am – 5:30pm (8 hrs per day)
Start date: As soon as possible
- The ELCE is a natural nurturer, promoting wellbeing and encouraging growth and development in children in addition to respecting each child’s uniqueness and individual needs.
- This position will work as part of a team to care for children in a positive, compassionate, and respectful manner.
- This position will focus on providing quality care, participate in facility maintenance, plan and deliver snacks, and distribute appropriate materials for children’s use.
- As a team player, you share a passion for providing a high quality of care and services.
- This position will maintain communication with appropriate personnel regarding the children and the program.
- The ELCE will be understanding, non-judgmental, and sensitive to all children, families and coworkers and display a sincere attitude of acceptance and respect for all children and their families.
- Assist in ensuring the Out of School Care program is a safe and healthy environment and meets the children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
- Prepare and arrange necessary equipment and materials.
Qualifications: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:
- This position must have their Childcare Staff Qualification Certificate – Minimum of Child Development Assistant level.
- Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date.
- Standard Childcare First Aid and CPR required within 90 days of the start date.
- Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to work both independently and as a team player.
- Comfortable working with and communicating with parents and young children.
- May be required to become a member of AECEA (cost shared with Community Options).
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Community Options has been a PUF provider of inclusive education solutions focusing on early learning and intervention services in Edmonton region for the past 40 years. As a successful candidate you would have the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Family Liaison, Speech Language Pathologists and other Educational Assistants to provide services to children in their community program (day-care, preschool, kindergarten) and family oriented programming in the child’s home or with small group. You will encourage, educate and inspire children, parents, colleagues and donors.
Location: Edmonton and Surrounding Area
Hours: Monday to Friday, follows 2017/2018 school hours and calendar
Job Type: Hourly-Contract - 2018/2019 Academic School year (ending mid to end of June 2018)
Start date: August 29, 2018 until mid or end of June 2019
Skills and Qualifications: At a minimum, applicants are required to have:
- Experience and/or training in both Special education and early childhood education
- Child Care Certification minimum Level 1 within 90 days of hire
- Experience with pre-schoolers is preferred
- Champion of inclusive philosophy
- Child Intervention and a Criminal Record Check is required for employment (6 months or more recent)
- Standard Child Care First Aid & CPR (to be completed within 3 months of employment)
- Vehicle (travel from site to site is reimbursed )
- Driver’s Abstract and 2 million dollar liability (if applicable)
Please see further information on this posting and position responsibilities and requirements on our Community Options website on our Career page: http://www.communityoptions.ab.ca/about/careers
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Community Options, #200, 15824 -131 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T5V 1J4
We thank all applicants but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION
The position of Educational Assistant is a term position with Community Options – A Society for Children and Families. Educational Assistant positions are attached to the Community Preschool Education Program (CPE). All Educational Assistants are members of a trans-disciplinary team, which provides assessment, consultation, and educational supports and services for children experiencing difficulties in social, developmental, communication, physical, play, and overall preschool skills development. Educational Assistant reports directly to the Coordinating Teacher.
PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUND AND PROTOCOLS
Services must always be provided in the least intrusive manner that does not draw unnecessary attention to the child being served, or to the child's disability. Educational Assistants work within the organizational philosophy that all families have a right to options for their children, have a right to quality care for their children, and have the right to choose their level of involvement with their child’s program, and with Community Options for Children and Families.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Educational Assistants will implement the program for the child in accordance with the guidelines stated in the Individual Program Plan as developed by the child’s parents and consulting team (which includes the educational assistant.
- Educational Assistants will include all children in activities, and actively promote the inclusion of all children.
- Educational Assistants promote child to child interactions and model and respond equally to the needs of all children in the program.
- Educational Assistants will work together as a team, to ensure the child’s individual goals and objectives are being met.
- Educational Assistants meets with the Coordinating Teacher, community program staff, therapists, and other appropriate individuals involved with the child.
- Educational Assistants integrates feedback, suggestions or recommendations made by consulting team into daily activities with children.
- Educational Assistants will communicate with parents on a regular basis and will respect the confidentiality of family information.
- Educational Assistants will attend monthly training sessions.
- Educational Assistants will document the child’s progress in a Program Binder.
- The Educational Assistant ensures that information placed in the Program Binder is treated in such a manner as to ensure secure confidentiality.
- This binder’s contents are the property of the parent, and must be accessible at all times to parents, Community Options personnel, and Government Consultants upon request. The Binder must contain the following:
A. Individual Program Plan, weekly planning of activities and reports;
B. Notes and recommendations from the Teacher or Therapists and contact notes from all communication received or sent regarding the child;
C. Assessments and reports from Therapists;
D. History (eg. letters)
- The Educational Assistant may have other responsibilities assigned from time to time, including participation in activities, workshops and events.
- Timesheets will be submitted in a timely manner on a semi-monthly basis in accordance with the annual payroll schedule, accurately reflecting all hours worked, and will be signed by both employee and site supervisor prior to submitting to EA Coordinator.
- The Educational Assistant submits documentation of expenses, hours of work, and other records as required or requested by the CPE Program Manager or Accountant, within the 1st week of the following month the expense was incurred (with the exception of June of each year. All expenses in June need to be submitted by the end of the month).
- Educational Assistants will fax or email to EA Coordinator the Child’s Monthly Attendance Sheet.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- A positive, friendly manner and customer service approach that enables the successful candidate to deal with challenging situations with empathy and sincerity.
- Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
- Reliable and dependable.
- Excellent organization and communication skills, with an ability to work well under minimal supervision..
- Enjoy multi-tasking.
- Ability to work in a noisy and busy environment with regular interruptions requiring the ability to change priorities as needed and tolerate stress.
- Regular outdoor work is required, including during inclement weather.
- Required to meet physical demands of the position, including potential frequent kneeling and squatting up to 75% of the shift.
- Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Duties depend on the specific needs of the children they are working with.
- Child Care Certification minimum Level 1 within 90 days of hire
- Standard Child Care First Aid within 90 days of hire.
- Recent Child Intervention Record Check (6 months or more recent)
- Recent Police Record Check (6 months or more recent)
- Recent Driver’s Abstract and 2 million dollar liability (when applicable if transporting child).