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04/19/2018-06/19/2018
Job Type: Full Time Immediate
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Occupation: Medical, Healthcare & Wellness Services
Job Description: The Occupational Therapist in this position is primarily responsible for the assessment, treatment and consultation services required as part of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) and community Child First Service children from birth to 18 years of age with a developmental delay or disability living in KO communities. The Occupational Therapist is responsible to provide their professional expertise to identify, diagnose and treat delays and disorders in fine motor, sensory processing and self-help as well as to model for teachers, workers, parents and children effective, occupational therapy strategies that support the needs of all children with a developmental delay or disability within an inclusive classroom and community environment.

The Occupational Therapist will travel to 5 KO communities for one week four times a year and will utilize telemedicine to provide follow up, consultation, teaching and reassessment when not in the communities. Travel to Red Lake will also be required at least once every year. The Occupational Therapist reports directly to and works under the administrative supervision of the KO Health Director.

1. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To liaise closely with the Regional and Community Child First teams to help strengthen the capacity of community teams to deliver effective programs and services to children with a developmental delay or disability
  • To conduct occupational therapy within the context of typical classroom or community activities (circle time, snack time, gym time, etc.)
  • To administer, score and interpret standardized paediatric occupational therapy assessments
  • To create classroom and intervention schedules, lesson plans in collaboration with the classroom teacher
  • To provide parents with activities and interventions they can do in the home that supports the child and their family achieve their goals
  • Provide professional development to teachers and special need teacher assistants, Case Managers and workers in the communities
  • To generalize intervention strategies to all natural environments, which include programming for generalization in the classroom, home and new environments
  • To develop and implement lessons and activities to target individual goals of children as outlined in Individual Program Plans and participate in case conferences with team Case Mangers, school and parents as needed
2. Risk Management
  • Work with the communities to identify and evaluate the risks to programs (clients, staff, volunteers), and assist the communities to implement measures to control and minimize risks

3. Ethical Responsibilities
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Respect and safeguard client rights
  • Respect the client’s autonomy and right to be treated with respect, dignity, and worth
  • Safeguard the client’s well-being and cause no harm to clients
  • Ensures that clients have opportunities to express concerns
  • Encourages feedback on ways to improve services
4. Educational Responsibilities
  • Promote education and continuous learning
  • Participate in educational opportunities
  • Share knowledge with colleagues
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities
  • Identify capacity strengthening activities required by the communities and assist them in the development of a capacity strengthening plan
5. Record keeping, Reporting and Accountability Responsibilities
  • Keep accurate and timely records and reports observations
  • Reports incidents, accidents and unusual activity immediately

Job Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is mandatory
  • Experience in paediatric and sensory integration is strongly recommended, preferably with children in educational or community setting
  • Effective decision making and leadership qualities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstration and oral presentation abilities
  • Must be sensitive to the cultural traditions of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak people
  • Experience working with First Nation communities
  • Proven leadership abilities including accountability and work-habits
  • Experience and skills working in a political environment
  • Experience in collecting and reporting statistics
  • Knowledge of the complex multi-layered structure of health and social program targeted to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families

Degree Required: Masters
Is this a research opportunity?: No
Contract or Permanent?: Permanent
Position Start Date: 05/31/2018
Position End Date: 07/01/2019
Number of Positions: 1
Job Location - Region: Rest of Ontario
Job Location - Province: Ontario
Job Location - Country: Canada
Compensation Type: Paid - Salary
Annual Salary or Per Hour?: Annual
Salary or Hourly Wage: $80,000 -$85,000
Hours Per Week: 25-34

Apply: Lindsay Komar at lindsaykomar@kochiefs.ca

Job Type: Full Time Immediate
Job Title: Physiotherapist
Occupation: Medical, Healthcare & Wellness Services
Job Description: The Physiotherapist is primarily responsible for the assessment, treatment and consultation services required as part of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) and community Child First Team serving children from birth to 18 years of ages with a developmental delay or disability living in KO communities.
The role of Physiotherapist is to apply, adapt and incorporate conventional paediatric physiotherapy treatment strategies into the therapy plans for children identified in each community. This position requires a Physiotherapist who is a transdisciplinary thinker providing integrated programs for children with motor impairments and associated difficulties. This will require the ability to plan and deliver in collaboration with professional colleagues, integrated programs that address all aspects of each child’s development ie. motor, language, communication, cognitive and social skills.
The Physiotherapist will travel to five (5) KO communities for one (1) week four (4) times a year and will utilize telemedicine to provide follow up, consultation, teaching and reassessment when not in the communities. Travel to Red Lake will also be required once every year. The Physiotherapist reports directly to and works under the administrative supervision of the KO Health Director.

1. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To provide appropriate and effective physiotherapy intervention to children with a developmental delay or disability living in KO communities
  • To plan programs and conduct assessments of the children’s physical learning needs
  • To provide advice, guidance and information to the child, their family/caregivers, health care professionals and the community based Child First Case Manger and workers
  • The ability to work actively with the children during their motor and self-care programs
  • It is expected that the staff member maintains a good level of physical health and well-being in order to fulfill the physical requirements of the role
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of paediatric physiotherapy. This should include: neurophysiology, musculoskeletal/orthopaedics/surgical/medical interventions/treatment strategies.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of work undertaken
  • To apply clinical reasoning, critical thinking and reflection to effectively contribute to team clinical decision making
  • To carry out appropriate and accurate assessment and therapy input to children who have diverse clinical presentations and complex needs, utilizing appropriate assessment tools
  • To work within groups as both a leader and skilled facilitator. To lead or assist children in sessions which will include: mobility and transfers, sensory/motor tasks, activities of daily living, communication and academic programs
  • To have knowledge of orthopaedic/musculoskeletal development in children with sensory motor difficulties and implement appropriate intervention both individually and within programs

  • To evaluate intervention and progress through reflection, analysis and outcome measures and document appropriately
  • To support child centered care ensuring the child and their family/caregivers are actively involved in their own goal setting
  • To ensure that the child and their family’s goals (based on assessment of need) are integrated into programs which are imaginative and creative and develop the child’s motivation
  • To lead group and individual programs in such a way that each child can maximize their potential for learning new skills and consolidating existing ones across the full range of development
  • To have knowledge of paediatric specialist equipment and be able to assess and order equipment appropriately
  • To undertake complex risk assessments in the following areas: moving and handling risk assessment, use of specialist equipment, environmental risks. To advise others on how to manage or minimize risk to themselves and the child
  • To work with other key staff in assessing the changing needs of the children on a regular basis and use the outcomes of these assessments to plan and modify programs
  • To communicate and liaise with parents regularly and consistently in order to develop a close working relationship, meet their needs and objectives and promote continuity of care
  • To participate in and contribute to capacity strengthening activities for staff, parents, Elders and volunteers
  • To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be expected
2. Risk Management
  • Work with the communities to identify and evaluate the risks to the programs (clients, staff, volunteers), and assist the communities to implement measures to control and minimize risks
3. Ethical Responsibilities
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Respect and safeguard client rights
  • Respect the client’s autonomy and right to be treated with respect, dignity and worth
  • Safeguard the client’s well-being and cause no harm to clients
  • Ensures that clients have opportunities to express concerns
  • Encourages feedback on ways to improve services
4. Educational Responsibilities
  • Promote education and continuous learning
  • Participate in educational opportunities
  • Share knowledge with colleagues
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities
  • Identify capacity strengthening activities required by the communities and assist them in the development of a capacity strengthening plan
5. Record Keeping, Reporting and Accountability Responsibilities
  • Keep accurate and timely records and reports observations
  • Reports incidents, accidents and unusual activity immediately
6. Other Duties
  • Accepts other duties as may be assigned
Job Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Masters of Physiotherapy
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Excellent leadership abilities including accountability and work-habits
  • Must be sensitive to the cultural traditions of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak people
  • Experience working with First Nation communities
  • Experience and skills working in a political environment
  • Experience in collecting and reporting statistics

Apply: Lindsay Komar at lindsaykomar@kochiefs.ca
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