Occupational Therapist (Pediatric) – Developmental Services

Occupational Therapist (Pediatric) – Developmental Services

The SLFNHA Developmental Services provides services to the 31 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment.

Under the SLFNHA Developmental Services (DS), the Occupational Therapist (OT) will provide assessment, consultation and programming for patients, caregivers & school staff. The OT is a key part of the patient circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge, technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect. The OT will work in environments including – clinic, home, day care and school settings. The OT will work with clients aged 0-18.

The Occupational Therapist is directly accountable to the Clinical Manager of Developmental Services.

The salary for this position is $73,585 – $94,708.

Who can apply:
Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment).

Join our Pediatric Team and use your passion for Occupational Therapy to help make a difference in a child’s life! Available to begin ASAP!

  • 7 Hours daily / 35 hours weekly
  • new equipment and facility.

True adventure in the north servicing over 30 fly in communities. We value our Occupational therapists and their dedication to our mission of making a difference in a child’s life. That is why we make it a priority to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development


  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary health care providers and community partners.
  • Sound knowledge of normal/ abnormal child development
  • Demonstrated clinical reasoning skills and excellent assessment and therapeutic skills.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices.
  • Ability to work in both client both individually and in group settings
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral & written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with virtual services


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration (in good standing) with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Provide developmental screening and assessments for infants, children and youth referred through intake based on concerns such as motor and sensory-motor delays.
    • Conduct clinical observations of gross and fine motor, visual-perceptual-motor, and in hand manipulation.
    • Conduct mobility assessment and Assistive Device Program assessments.
    • Evaluate cognitive and/or perceptual abilities
    • Evaluate the home and school environment to assess the need for specialized equipment modifications and/or supports.
  • Develop programming and intervention plans based on the initial and ongoing assessments and in collaboration with all stake holders. Review and modify program as needed
  • Provide family and client centered care – making them the key stakeholder and developers of the goals. Empower and support families to assist their children to build on their strengths and work on areas of need.
  • Work collaboratively with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care.
  • Prescribe specialized adaptive equipment and teach proper usage.
  • Recommend modifications to physical, social, home or school environments.
  • Recommend and arrange for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Jordan’s Principle processes.
  • Exercise care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel.
  • Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLFNHA DS policies and procedures.
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement activities
  • Complete reports after each community visit (i.e.# of community members seen, planning/clinical meetings, meetings with leadership).
  • Extensive travel is required.
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout Zone would be an asset.

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

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