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Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant - Integrated Education and Therapy 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00021  
Open Date 2/12/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Integrated Education and Therapy 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade Grade 4 ($28.64/hr to $34.23/hr) 

FTE 0.8 

Posting Close Date 02/19/2024 


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 duration of the school year will be 10-months

Key Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, the Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant:

  • Administers programs developed by the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to individual clients, or groups of clients such as fine motor, cognitive groups, power wheelchair training, gross motor groups, strengthening, range of motion exercises, etc.
  • Maintains communication with supervising therapist. Monitors and reports any change or adverse reaction to treatment or prescribed program plan
  • Applies and monitors splinting devices, fabricates, alters, or repairs splints, orthoses, aids, or assistive devices such as hand splits
  • Set ups and instructs clients, families, staff and students on appropriate equipment such as wheelchairs, trikes, bikes and walking aides, etc.
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living, group work, lifting and transferring clients
  • Porters clients, pickups and delivers supplies, equipment, etc. as requested
  • Assists with wheelchair and seating set-up and maintenance as required
  • Regularly inspects treatment spaces for cleanliness, safety and adequate supplies
  • Maintains clean, safe, operational equipment and makes recommendations for new equipment based upon Hospital needs
  • Works with the Preventative Maintenance Technician to conduct an annual safety inspection of all therapy equipment and wheelchairs. Arranges for repairs/replacements as required
  • Bases practice on established policies and procedures
  • Documents on client charts as required following Hospital policy
  • Documents workload statistics according to the Ministry of Health
  • Participates on committees as requested
  • Participates in quality management activities and supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Effectively communicates with clients and families, members of the interdisciplinary team, external agencies and vendors.
  • In partnership with clients/families and the interdisciplinary team, provides client and family-centred care which is goal directed, evidence based and outcome oriented
  • Supports and respects the client/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences
  • Promotes and supports the physical, psychosocial and spiritual well-being of clients and families
  • Collaborates with the client/family to plan, implement and evaluate care



  • Paediatric experience preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited Canadian community college OTA/PTA program
  • Must have a minimum of one year work experience as a OTA/PTA
  • Demonstrates ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates ability to organize time, manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently under the guidance of the supervising Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrates initiative and self-direction regarding equipment maintenance, safety and cleaning
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with clients, families and members of the interdisciplinary care team
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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