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Occupational Therapist – Employment Programs 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-19-00043  
Department Transition Strategy 

Work type Temporary Part-time 

Grade Grade 6B ($34.53/hr to $43.27/hr) 

FTE 0.4 

Posting Close Date 10/01/2019 


Youth employment programs at Holland Bloorview support teens and young adults with disabilities to participate in employment experiences and build skills, confidence and connections. The Occupational Therapist will work as part of a team to facilitate several employment groups but will primarily work with youth who are participating in:

  1. VolunteerABLE: Supports for youth who are volunteering with community organizations.
  2. Ready to Work: A transition pathway to support youth ages 15-26 to search for - and start - a paid summer job.
  3. Job Finding Group: A group and 1:1 coaching service to support clients + a family member to make an action plan for their next employment participation step (volunteering, paid employment, self-employment).

The Occupational Therapist collaborates with clients/families and team members to develop a intervention plan that addresses client and/or employer goals and needs. This may include aspects of self-care, community mobility and independence, life skills, workplace accessibility, learning and performing job tasks, workplace social participation and communication opportunities, disclosure/accommodations, building life skills, and/or addressing barriers to workplace participation. Team members may include other Holland Bloorview clinicians, teachers, employers, co-workers, etc.

This is a temporary part time (0.4 FTE) contract until August 2020, with the potential to renew. The successful candidate must have flexibility with scheduling and the ability to work evening and weekend shifts during the school year. Applicants with flexibility to increase hours during July & August may be given priority.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with clients and families to formulate and implement individualized client-centered goals with focused, targeted and measurable outcomes.
  • Provide client care in collaboration with the client/family to plan, implement and evaluate care, documenting the habilitative/rehabilitative process according to hospital policies.
  • Interface and problem solve with members of the interprofessional care team and community providers as appropriate to ensure an integrated approach to care.
  • Incorporate evaluative activities into professional practice to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective health care.
  • Utilize research to establish and support evidence-informed practice.
  • Utilize the teaching/learning process to provide education on various conditions, both formal and informal, to clients/families, colleagues, students, and other professionals within the organization and the community.
  • Provide direct service, consultation, mediation and education to clients, families, and community providers with focus on maximizing the client's function in the areas of self-care, productivity (school and play skills) and leisure (community or sports participation).
  • Address challenges identified in client occupational performance. Provide assessment and intervention directed at the person, occupation and environmental factors influencing occupational performance.
  • Practice according to organizational policies and standards of practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, support the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advance a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy (or Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy plus other Masters)
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and experience in occupational therapy assessment and treatment of children and youth with a variety of conditions
  • Lived experience of disability preferred
  • Experience with current outcome measures (i.e. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Goal Attainment Scaling)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families and members of the interprofessional care team
  • Proven ability to independently and collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team is essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Status appointment in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto is an asset
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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