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The Down Syndrome Research Foundation has an opportunity for a talented Occupational Therapist with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families. With a start date of August 20, 2018, this is a part-time position for 3 days a week which may lead to fulltime employment as the demand for this service increases.
The Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) was formed in 1995 and has an established history with a strong reputation for excellence. The outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome can be maximized by providing opportunities for rich social connections with family and friends, participation in the community, optimal health care, as well as the opportunity to learn through instruction that is tailored to the profile of the learner. Our aim is to assist in the development of children into adults who are confident, self-reliant, resourceful, socially connected, and able to make positive contributions to their community.
We offer a dynamic working environment where all members of our team problem solve together to create the best possible outcomes for the children we serve. Our collaborative multi-disciplinary team offers occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and one to reading programs for students of all ages, as well as small group adult programs for students transitioning from high school.
The Ideal Candidate
An interest in continual learning, the ability to be creative and innovative, and a positive, energetic personality are key attributes that you bring to the position. You especially enjoy young children and a play-based approach to learning. You create a fun and friendly environment in your therapy sessions and appreciate the small gains that lead to success over time. Addressing sensory processing challenges that interfere with learning, social interaction, and/or feeding is a key area of focus, so experience in this area is preferred. The successful applicant must possess the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within a small occupational therapy team, and other professionals as part of the full DSRF team.
The salary is based upon a 22.5-hour work week and is commensurate with experience as an OT in a pediatric setting.
How to Apply
Interested candidates please forward your resume and cover letter to Pat Hanbury, Director of Programs and Services at email@example.com.
The Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) is an award-winning Canadian charity, based in Burnaby, BC. Our mission is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, disseminating information, and changing attitudes in BC and across Canada.
The DSRF team is a highly skilled group of professionals who are proud of what they do and their organization. We are a progressive employer offering comprehensive salary packages with extended health benefits and opportunities for professional development.
About the Job
The Finance & Administration Manager, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the smooth and efficient functioning of DSRF’s operational systems, ensuring that organizational processes are efficient and effective, and supports proper management of overall finance and administration matters. The job involves multi-tasking as well as getting the routine work done along with supporting and making high level decisions in a very supportive, empowered and flexible environment where self-management is encouraged.
Key Responsibilities, Tasks, and Duties
Education, Skills & Competencies
Position Level: Senior Management (Leadership Team)
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports: Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant
Location: DSRF Centre - 1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Hours of Work: Full Time (flexible schedule)
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000
Paid Vacation: Provided
Comprehensive Employee Health Benefits Plan: Yes
Operational Expenses/Materials: Provided
Professional Development Opportunities: Provided
Please note all employees of DSRF are required to have a Criminal Records Check.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining DSRF’s team, please submit your covering letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote “Finance & Administration Manager” in the subject line.
DSRF is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We thank all applicants for their time and effort in applying however only those who are selected for interview will be contacted. Please, no telephone calls.
Closing Date: June 10, 2018