Occupational Therapist, Infant & Preschool Services

IWK Health Centre - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Department/Program: Rehabilitation Services, Children's Health Program
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (40% FTE) until 07/01/2021 x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 71881
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $31.6939 - $41.4229/hour
Posting Date: May 28, 2020
Closing Date: June 04, 2020
Start Date: July 2020

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve. We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Hours of Work

Reporting to the Managers, Rehabilitation Services, the Occupational Therapist works as part of an interdisciplinary team in a Family-Centred Care Environment. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessment and evaluation, as well as the development and implementation of treatment plans for preschool children referred to Occupational Therapy with functional challenges related to neurodevelopmental concerns. This may be on a direct, consultative or monitoring basis. The Therapist liaises with clients/families, team members, daycare, preschool and school staff, to ensure continuity of care. This position requires daily recording of workload, documentation of program plans for clients, and documentation of treatment plan changes. The occupational therapist works in collaboration with the preschool team leader and the Occupational Therapy professional practice leader. The Therapist participates in team and discipline meetings, discipline and Health Centre related activities/committees, and Pediatric Rehabilitation sub-committees as appropriate. The Occupational Therapist shares responsibility with all Occupational Therapists to provide caseload coverage throughout the Health Centre, as required.


Monday - Friday days, flexibility required

Position Summary
Graduate of a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Approved Occupational Therapy Program required.
Licensed member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS) required.
Registered, or eligible for membership, in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) required.
Two years clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist with child and adolescent populations, required
Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team as well as the ability to work independently required.
Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and communication (verbal and written) skills required
Excellent time management, organization and problem-solving skills required
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to family centred care required.
Valid minimal Class 5 Nova Scotia Drivers License and reliable transportation required.
Experience in splinting preferred
Experience in assessment and treatment of developmental issues preferred.
Knowledge of program-based care an asset.
Competencies in other languages considered an asset, French preferred.

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