Heartland Agency’s EvenStart Program offers holistic support services to children, many from backgrounds of poverty, trauma, abuse, and neglect. EvenStart provides programming that supports the growth and development of children’s social-emotional and learning needs within a centre-based setting, offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants, therapy professionals (SLP, OT, PT, Psych) and therapy assistants.
We are currently recruiting two full-time Psychologist/Play Therapists to work within our multi-disciplinary team. These positions will be based out of our Monterey Park site (6908 26th Avenue NE) and Mayland Heights location (1625 18th Street NE), and will commence August 26, 2019.
- Assist with the development of individual and classroom support plans
- Support the implementation of positive behaviour support strategies through coaching and modeling
- Implement different modalities of therapy, including individual, small group and in-class treatment (e.g., play therapy, Theraplay circles, friendship groups, etc.)
- Provide consultation and support to families, classroom staff and multi-disciplinary team
- Provide assessment/screening to children when referred, and complete reports
- Masters degree in psychology, and current registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists; Provisional psychologist will be considered, and supervision may be available for the successful candidate
- Experience with assessment, intervention and support in numerous areas (behavioural, social-emotional, psychoeducational, etc.)
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Background in play therapy preferred, but not required
- Experience with preschool children is an asset
- Salary is competitive and commensurate with education/experience.
- Professional development opportunities
- 10 month contract
- Health and wellness spending account
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to Denise Lindsay (email@example.com). We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.