FIREFLY is seeking two (2) full time Occupational Therapists to provide service in the Kenora District; the position will be located in our Kenora 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. Travel to outlying areas within the Kenora District will be required. Occupational Therapists will have access to a mentor within the Agency.
Masters or Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy
Registration with the College of Occupational Therapy in Ontario
Previous experience in a pediatric setting will be considered an asset
Sound knowledge of normal/abnormal child development
Understanding of the Ojibway 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
Current clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check is required
Fluency in French would be an asset