Physical Therapist

About the Organization

Peace Collaborative Services is an umbrella organization whose employees are hired by the Grande Prairie Public School District #2357. The organization serves 8 school jurisdictions from Manning in the north to Grande Cache in the south, west to the border and east to Valleyview. The Grande Prairie area has been experiencing unprecedented growth and there is a significant population growth from birth to 5. Peace Collaborative Services continues to provide multi-disciplinary services throughout the Peace region.

About the Opportunity

Peace Collaborative Services is currently seeking a Physical Therapist to join the Grande Prairie Public School District.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Physical Therapist is responsible for supporting students to obtain and/or maintain an optimum level of function in an educational setting by providing:

  • Assessment and consultation services and supervision of direct intervention (where appropriate) as part of an inter-disciplinary team providing service to students who meet the Peace Collaborative Services mandates
  • Formal and informal inservice programs regarding physiotherapy and physical management needs to teachers, assistants, and parents
  • Consultation with educational authorities on service development and program delivery

Your responsibilities will involve both providing individual child services, and working to deliver program services.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy or equivalent and will also be registered with the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta. Pediatric experience is a definite asset, as is a love for working with children.  

You will also demonstrate: 

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to prioritize and work independently on projects as assigned
  • The ability to lift and handle students as required

Our next Physical Therapist will join Peace Collaborative Services as an employee of Grande Prairie Public School District with a willingness to enhance his/her knowledge and clinical skills through attendance at relevant continuing education programs and professional development opportunities. You will also be able to provide relevant input to Peace Collaborative Services, School, or District administration regarding the role of the Physiotherapy department.

Above all, you will make health and safety a part of your daily routine, and follow safe work methods and regulations. Please note that due to the nature of this role, you must also be willing to travel work overtime as required. 

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus a great host of benefits including:

  • Life, Disability, Dental, Extended Healthcare, Health Spending Account
  • Mentorship and the opportunity to work on a diverse caseload
  • Working the school year with school holidays
  • Payment of Professional dues
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Great development opportunities

In addition, you will be welcomed into a supportive multidisciplinary team environment that will listen to and value your ideas. This is an opportunity to make your mark on an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact on students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills in a dynamic working environment in Grande Prairie or Peace River, Alberta - Apply Now!


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