Physiotherapist – Developmental Services

Physiotherapist – Developmental Services

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

Under the SLFNHA Developmental Services (DS), the Physiotherapist (PT) will provide assessment, consultation and programming for clients, caregivers & school staff. The PT 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 PT will work in environments including – clinic, home, day care and school settings. The PT will work with clients aged 0-18.

The Physiotherapist is directly accountable to the Director of the Developmental Services.

The salary for this position is $71,442 – $91,949/year based upon 1,820 hours.

Who can apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA).


  • 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 Physiotherapy
  • Registration (in good standing) with the College of Physiotherapists 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 of developmental delays: specifically motor related 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 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.

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