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Physiotherapist - Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00027  
Open Date 2/15/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab 

Work type Regular Full-time 

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

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 03/05/2024 


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 a physiotherapist to join the specialized orthopedic and developmental rehab (SODR) team on a permanent basis. The SODR team provides care to clients from birth to age 18 with a variety of musculoskeletal, developmental or neuromotor conditions. Children and youth admitted to the SODR program have significant functional mobility and movement impairment related to the musculoskeletal system.

This program is set up to help families acquire the skills and support services they need to care for their children who transition to life in the community. It can also support clients who are admitted for rehabilitation (often post-surgical) to work through the process and become as independent as possible.

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 physical functioning.
  • Promote and support the physical, psychosocial and spiritual well being of patients and families.
  • Practices according to organizational policies and standards for practice as set out by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy required; Masters degree in Physiotherapy (or Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy plus other Masters) preferred.
  • Current registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
  • Membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and/or the Ontario Physiotherapy Association is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and skills in physical therapy assessment and treatment of children and youth with a variety of conditions is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and experience with physical therapy assessment techniques, therapeutic skills, modalities and their applications.
  • Experience with current outcome measures (i.e. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Goal Attainment Scaling, and WeeFIM).
  • 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 Physical 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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