Occupational Therapist                                           

Dept. /Program:  Provincial Forensic Programs                                 Rate of Pay:  $42.06 - $47.70 per hour

Employment Type: Full Time                                                           Employee Group:  OPSEU

Work Schedule: 37.50 hours weekly as per schedule                         Posting Date: June 27, 2019

Posting Type:  Open                                                                        Number: 2

The high secure Provincial Forensics Division is currently seeking two full time Occupational Therapists. The purpose of the position is to plan, implement, evaluate and monitor Occupational Therapy (O.T.) services for an assigned caseload of patients as a member of an inter-professional team and to provide training, educational and consultative services to staff, students, community and educational institutions.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Assessing the level of functional independence and occupational performance issues of patients
  • Collaborating with patients and their families to determine appropriate treatment goals and objectives, as well as contributing to collaborative treatment plans, utilizing Occupational Therapy best practice initiatives.
  • Implementing Occupational Therapy interventions on an individual basis and/or in group settings including modification and/or termination of treatment plans when appropriate
  • Documenting assessment results, evaluations, patient progress, clinical summaries, etc. according to College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and Waypoint standards



  • Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario in good standing
  • Preference for recent and related experience working as an Occupational Therapist
  • Preference for recent and related experience in mental health setting
  • Preference for experience with forensic patient population
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory, best practices, principles and treatment techniques for clients with serious mental illness and a developmental delay
  • Proven success with essential competencies of Occupational Therapy practice
  • ADP Authorizer considered an asset
  • Proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language skills

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to  quoting Job ID WC19-138/WC19-157. Please Note: This posting will remain open until filled.Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified. 


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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