Job Description

Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities.   Core services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, augmentative and alternative communication, family services and therapeutic recreation.

Niagara Children’s Centre is hiring for a:

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (MULTIPLE 1.0 FTE PERMANENT OR CONTRACT)

The Occupational Therapist works to improve participation and quality of life through a child’s ability to perform role-appropriate, day-to-day tasks necessary for self-care (such as feeding, dressing, toileting); productivity (such as school, work); and leisure and play within their environment. This process involves assessment, identification of strengths and needs, goal-setting, treatment planning, and implementation of treatment in a direct, indirect or consultative manner, as indicated, then discharge. A complete job description can be found at www.niagarachildrenscentre.com

*Please note, the Centre is currently looking to fill multiple full-time permanent positions or contracted positions*

To be considered, candidates will possess the following qualifications & skills:

  • Registration and membership in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Post-secondary degree in occupational therapy
  • Sound understanding of occupational therapy amongst children and youth
  • Ability to identify goals and establish appropriate treatment plans to achieve said goals with children, youth, families and other care providers both in-person and virtually through telepracticing
  • Effectively educate children/youth, families and other care providers related to their specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies and through a variety of mediums (group, individual, lectures, online, etc.)
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Bilingualism considered an asset
  • Current CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certifications
  • Access to a vehicle and possession of a driver’s license valid in Ontario

Application Process:

If you are inspired by the work of Niagara Children’s Centre and would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you! Qualified and interested applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Applicants are to submit their application package as one document to: Kristen.Groom@niagarachildrenscentre.com.

We thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara Children’s Centre is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our clients, employees, job applicants, visitors, and any other individual who enters our Centre or access our information. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Customer Service Standard, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations. If you require an accommodation(s) during the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources.


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