School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is located within traditional Ts’msyen Territory on the beautiful North Coast of B.C. and serves the small communities of Hartley Bay and Port Edward in addition to the City of Prince Rupert. Currently, School District 52 has one secondary school, one middle school, five elementary schools, one store-front site, and Hartley Bay K-12. The total student population is approximately 2,000.

School District 52 has a career opportunity for a full time Occupational Therapist. Reporting to the District Principal of Learning Services, the successful applicant will be responsible for the Occupational Therapy needs of students in the district and work collaboratively to integrate student programming with other disciplines such as Speech-Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, and for students with visual or hearing impairments.

Interested candidates must have post-secondary education in Occupational Therapy and be eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the B.C. Society of Occupational Therapy.

Occupational Therapist Responsibilities

Liaise closely with the teachers, educational assistants, the multi-disciplinary team and parents who participate as part of each learner’s support team

Provide effective occupational therapy services to students in our schools by working collaboratively with students, families, administration, educational staff, and external agencies

Develop intervention programs, conduct periodic re-assessment/evaluation of individual programs and recommend adjustments as needed

Develop goals and strategies, intervention plans, and make necessary adaptation recommendations on an on-going basis

Provide direct services to children on the Occupational Therapy caseload

Facilitate professional development for parents, teachers and educational assistants that teach effective strategies to support children’s/students’ learning needs

Reporting to the District Principal of Learning Services the OT will support and promote the success of all students as part of multidisciplinary teams across the school district

Attend staff, department, IEP, and other meetings as required

Provide input into the development and implementation of group programs

Observe and document/track students’ progress and functional skills report on a regular and ongoing basis

Research and provide consultation regarding adaptive equipment and technical aids

Support classroom teams to implement strategies within the classroom environment

Support teachers and school teams in transitioning of children/students to other grades/programs/schools.

Other duties that may be required from an Occupational Therapist

Applications for this position will be received until July 15, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is found. Please forward application by email to

For further information, contact:

Michele Cross

Acting Director, Human Resources

250 624 6717

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
School District #52 (Prince Rupert)
Posting Date:
11/7/2021 7:00:00 PM
Multiple cities, British Columbia