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Occupational Therapist, Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00019  
Open Date 1/29/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade Grade 7 ($42.04/hr to $52.65/hr) 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 02/16/2024 


Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, and a top 40 Canadian research hospital. Serving over 8,500 families annually in both inpatient and outpatient programs and 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 three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview’s vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. We are an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research.

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, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth. 

The Position: 

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to join the Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab (SODR) program. The successful candidate will join a dynamic interprofessional team providing care to clients from birth to age 18 with a variety of musculoskeletal, developmental or neuromotor conditions.

This is a temporary position until September, 2024, and applicants with either full-time or part-time availability will be considered. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with inpatient clients and families to formulate and implement individualized client-centered goals with focused, targeted and measurable outcomes. This includes support and respect of the client/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs, and experiences without judgement.
  • Provide direct 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 inpatient 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, 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 during inpatient stay in client occupational performance.
  • Provide assessment and intervention directed at the person, occupation and environmental factors influencing occupational performance such as activities of daily leaving; splinting devices; transfer and lift devices; wheelchairs and seating, etc.
  • Practices according to organizational policies and standards of practice as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives such as quality boards, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices.
  • Documents workload statistics according to the Ministry of Health
  • Documents on clients electronic health record as required following Hospital and regulatory college policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy required or Masters degree in Occupational Therapy preferred
  • 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 such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Gillain Barre Syndrome, selective dorsal rhizotomy, degenerative diseases, and others
  • Knowledge of and experience with occupational therapy assessment techniques, therapeutic skills, modalities and their applications.
  • Ability to develop and administer treatment programs in hydrotherapy sessions
  • Knowledge of assessing and applying different modalities used on upper extremities such as functional electrical stimulation preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with splinting devices as well as fabricates, adapts, alters or repairs splints or assistive devices such as hand splints preferred
  • Knowledge of an experience with a wide variety of lifts and transfers from wheelchairs, beds, bathtubs, toilets, etc. required
  • Experience with current outcome measures (i.e. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Goal Attainment Scaling, manual muscle testing, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and in a solution focused manner with inpatient clients, families and members of the interprofessional care team
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an inpatient interprofessional team is essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Experience with being a positive change agent and quality improvement initiatives is an asset
  • Status appointment in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto is an asset
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan:

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video:

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

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