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Physical Therapist

Reference ID: 88613_R

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Calgary, AB
Grande Prairie, AB
Victoria, BC
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Full Time
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Education and Training
Health Care


  • Be part of an interdisciplinary team that provides support and education from many professionals to make a difference to the lives of the students!
  • Enjoy attractive pay, plus full benefits, including Life, Disability, Dental, Extended Healthcare, and MORE!
  • Work from a beautiful area with a limitless availability of activities, and a family-based community!

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.

For more information on PCS please visit www.pscd.info.

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, including:

  • Assessing children referred to the physiotherapy department
  • Making recommendations regarding the appropriate level of service following assessment
  • Collaboratively developing and implementing appropriate intervention programs, (direct intervention, monitored program, consultation, or inservicing)
  • Maintaining a clinical record for each child and document all relevant findings and information
  • Participating in case conferences, parent interviews, medical consultations, and clinics
  • Providing professional input into the development of policies and procedures for PCS on an ongoing basis
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining policies, procedures and job description for the Physiotherapy department in collaboration with Peace Collaborative Services and GPPSD administration
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating a quality assurance program for the department in association with Peace Collaborative Services administration
  • Identifying deficiencies or limitations within the department that could be rectified by the provision of more or different resources
  • Identifying, preparing, and submitting equipment and resource requirements necessary for the efficient operation of the department
  • Ensuring safety, cleanliness, and infection controls are maintained within the department
  • Advising teachers regarding appropriate equipment and resources needed for therapy related programs
  • Providing inservice programs to schools and community education

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.  

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!


Posted: January 11, 2018
Closes:March 12, 2018