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Therapy Assistant- Full time Permanent (Sept.-June)

ABC Head Start

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted July 11, 2017.

ABC Head Start offers a comprehensive preschool and family support program for low income families.  Operating in 6 locations across Edmonton, our goal is to prepare children for a successful educational experience in partnership with the family and community.  Children in the ABC Head Start program are from 2 ½ to 5 years of age.

In September 2016 we transitioned from a model of site locations having a standardized staff team to a model where resources and services will be allocated and provided responsively to the identified needs of children and families in each program location. Sites have core early learning and family support teams and an agency Resource Team whose members are either assigned to program locations based on the needs of children in that location each year or are agency wide resources to be accessed as needed.

The Resource Team includes Speech Language Pathologists, additional early childhood educators, Speech Language Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant, and a Social Emotional Development Coach. The Resource Team has the capacity to change and develop as the needs of families accessing our program may change.


  • Conduct therapy activities that are based on goals and treatment plans developed by occupational therapist
  • Maintaining informational records on children’s progress and performance during therapy activities
  • Provide site team with specific information on children’s physical development
  • Model/discuss strategies and supports as appropriate with early learning site team
  • Regularly meet with and report to supervising occupational therapist


  • A diploma (2 year) therapy or rehabilitation assistant program preferred
  • A clear criminal record check and child intervention check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems Windows and Excel

The ideal candidate is adept at working in a highly interactive learning environment focused on the learning needs of pre-school children, and will also have:

  • Experience working with pre-school children and their families
  • Experience providing classroom based services
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team environment

Start Date: August 31, 2017

Interview Dates: August 10, 2017

Compensation: $32,924.33 – $39,385.50 annually depending on education and experience.  We offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution and generous vacation benefits.

Work Location: All 6 locations of ABC Head Start sites

ABC Head Start thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for the position will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

How to Apply

To apply, email your résumé and a cover letter:  ABC Head Start Human Resources Consultant hr@careersforcommunity.ca.  Please include Therapy Assistant in the Subject Line of the email.