Occupational Therapist Child and Youth - Georgian Bay FHT (Collingwood )

Organization Name
Georgian Bay FHT (Collingwood)
Occupational Therapist Child and Youth

186 Erie Street
Suite 100
Collingwood ON L9Y 4T3

Closing date

Job Description

We are seeking an OT who is enthusiastic about supporting the development of children & youth with a variety of physical, sensory, developmental, social, and learning challenges within a primary health care setting. You will provide a range of assessments (i.e., sensory, fine motor, cognitive and executive function, self-regulation) and deliver brief intervention/consultation to families, schools, and medical professionals that guide functional enhancement and/or accommodation in multiple settings (regarding the development of function and community engagement). This role also involves working within our Concussion Management program (children & adults) and using an Active Rehabilitation Model for recovery with an OT who works with adults. Both the Pediatric and Concussion programs receive direct support from a Pediatrician and Neurologist (respectively).

Our region offers the very best of summer and winter activity for those with a passion for the outdoors. Our progressive, multi-disciplinary team is a key player within the South Georgian Bay region and has a proud history of collaboration with our community partners. We work in a professional and collegial environment, use an up-to-date electronic medical records system (EMR), and offer many opportunities for ongoing training and professional development. The Georgian Bay Family Health Team (GBFHT) provides a host of primary care services including Lung Health, Diabetes, Nutrition Counselling, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). There is cross over in the support that is provided between these teams and developments are ongoing.

Main Responsibilities

Qualifications and Education:

  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario in good standing.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Pediatric Occupational Therapy including assessment and intervention experience in: sensory processing, fine & gross motor skill development, attention, self-regulation, social function, cognitive/executive function.
  • Successful candidate must be able to respond to a wide range of referrals (i.e., infant development and feeding, play skills, etc., and be comfortable with complexity.
  • Navigational skills & knowledge of community-based organizations that offer services for children an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience working with children and adults who have experienced concussions (acute management protocols and prolonged and persistent symptom management using Active Rehabilitation) an asset.
  • Experience in community care and/or primary care setting.
  • Have current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Collaborate across different teams and environments.

Requirements, skills, and knowledge:

  • Are self-directed and able to work independently.
  • Will work collaboratively with our Child and Youth Counsellors, Family physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pediatrician, Neurologist, and other community health professionals.
  • Feel motivated to learn new skills.
  • Excel in your inter-personal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Possess strong clinical reasoning and problem-solving abilities.

Please email your cover letter along with resume to info@gbfht.ca letting us know how you would be a good fit.