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Brianna Parkhill
by Brianna Parkhill
Published: January 11, 2023 (3 weeks ago)

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 seeking a full-time Psychologist/Play Therapist to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Positions are available at our Mayland Heights location, and will commence on January 9, 2023.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in psychology, and current registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists; Provisional psychologists 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

Remuneration:

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with education/experience.
  • Professional development opportunities
  • School year contract (i.e., September-June)
  • Health and wellness spending account

If interested in learning more about Heartland Agency and the EvenStart Program, please visit www.heartlandagency.org and www.evenstartfoundation.org

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter. Please send resumes to Brianna Parkhill at bparkhill@heartlandagency.org We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.