Occupational Therapist (Pediatric)

Child and Youth Development Services · Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Department Child and Youth Development Services
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $66,238 to $79,092 per year, dependent on education and experience

FIREFLY is seeking a full time Occupational Therapists, one to be located in our Sioux Lookout office.  

Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Occupational Therapist will engage in the screening, assessment, interpretation and rehabilitation of infants, children and youth with occupational performance issues such as sensory processing issues and fine motor difficulties. Duties will include caseload management, assessment, treatment planning, consultation, caregiver (home & school) training, and acting as a resource for other FIREFLY staff and community agencies as well as attending unit and service meetings.  Additional opportunities can be considered based on experience and interest.  You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.  Exciting opportunities to travel to outlying First Nations communities will be provided.  Occupational Therapists will have access to a mentor within the Agency.

Key Job Functions:

  • Provide assessment of children referred through Intake on the basis of functional and developmental concerns, such as motor and sensory-motor related delays
  • Develop programming based on initial and ongoing assessments. Review and modify programming as needed
  • Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and FIREFLY policies and procedures
  • Advocate on behalf of client for service, equipment and funding
  • Work collaboratively with community based service providers and agencies to meet identified needs and enhance delivery of care. Act as a resource for FIREFLY staff and community agencies
  • Extensive travel required


  • Masters or Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapy of Ontario
  • Previous experience in a pediatric setting will be considered an asset
  • Sound knowledge of normal/abnormal child development
  • Understanding of the Anishinaabe Culture, First Nation Communities and language is a definite asset
  • Ability to use a wide range of assessment tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of occupational therapy techniques
  • Ability to work creatively with clients both individually and in group settings
  • Sensitivity to the needs of parents/caregivers and the ability to support and involve them in programming
  • Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Fluency in French would be an asset
  • FIREFLY is committed to family engagement in the development and delivery of services

Conditions of Employment:

  • The ability to manage a reasonable workload; effective priority-setting and follow-up
  • Role model the vision and values of the Agency
  • Value the concept of teamwork and ability to work independently
  • Ability to deal with conflict, mediate and problem solve
  • Quality of work to meet or exceed Agency specifications
  • Current clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check is required
  • Must respect and actively promote health and safety policies of the Agency
  • Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by start date

Benefits of working at FIREFLY:

  • Pension Plan (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan HOOPP)
  • Vacation entitlement starting at 4 weeks per year
  • Paid sick leave accrued monthly up to a maximum of 30 days 
  • Wellness Days (3 total per fiscal year)
  • Community Service and Cultural Days (3 total per fiscal year)
  • Excellent benefit plan with coverage including health, dental, vision, life insurance and critical illness with 100% of the premiums paid by FIREFLY
  • Short and long term disability coverage
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive team and great workplace culture

This position is open until filled.

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  • Location
    Sioux Lookout, Ontario
  • Department
    Child and Youth Development Services
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $66,238 to $79,092 per year, dependent on education and experience