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Guelph Community Acupuncture is hiring!
Posted: 28 May 2019 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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We need someone to cover an 8.5 month parental leave, starting in December 2019, with the possibility of staying on permanently. We are hoping for a long-term relationship with whomever we hire, but we are open to someone who can only commit for the 8.5 months. (This would be excellent experience for a new graduate wanting to get a lot of experience right away.)

What we do: sliding scale group acupuncture treatments

What we don’t do: diet & lifestyle counselling, life coaching, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tuina, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, electro-stim, abdominal palpation, weight loss stuff

This is a position for a paid employee, not an independent contractor. Pay structure is commission, or hourly, whichever works out to be more—i.e., the busier you are, the more you earn, but if a snowstorm keeps all our patients away, you still get paid that day.

We are looking for:

Someone licensed to practice acupuncture in Ontario, i.e. a registered acupuncturist or registered naturopathic doctor. (Note that this position is only to do acupuncture. An ND working at GCA will only do acupuncture at GCA.)

Someone available to do four 5.5-6 hour shifts per week, including some mornings, evenings and Saturday mornings

Someone with some familiarity with harm reduction and trauma-informed care and interested in learning how they apply to community acupuncture practice

Someone trained in distal style needling, or, very motivated to learn

Someone willing to start treating at four patients per hour (don’t worry, we’ll train you) and work up to six patients per hour within three months

Someone with a genuine desire to be busy and treat a lot of people

Someone enthusiastic about making acupuncture more accessible by working in a high-volume, low-cost model

Someone able to work unsupervised and also be a part of a team

Someone punctual, with excellent communication skills, healthy boundaries,  patience and dependability, who is able to connect easily and quickly with other people

Major bonuses would be:

Someone ready to start earlier as a sub, covering shifts as needed

Someone with experience working in customer service, especially serving in busy restaurants or bars

Someone who’s already studied distal needling with Dr Richard Teh-Fu Tan or one of his students

Someone experienced with doing group acupuncture (either in a community acupuncture clinic or in a NADA setting)

Someone who’s read Punking: The Praxis of Community Acupuncture (downloadable here: https://www.pocatech.org/punking-praxis-community-acupuncture If we hire you, we’ll definitely ask you to read it)

Someone with a familiarity with Jane App (our online booking and EHR system)

If this sounds like you, make our day and send your resume and cover letter to info(at)guelphcommunityacupuncture.ca.

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