Position Title: Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist – Temporary/Term Opportunities 2021/2022
Work Location: Regional Student Services (Education Centre - Newmarket, Centre for Leadership and Learning, 300 Harry Walker Parkway South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)
Salary : $66,888 - $99,944 (pro-rated)
Work Schedule: 35 hours per week
Please Note: Travel from site to site will be required.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2022
Thank you for your interest in a career as a Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist with the York Region District School Board. This application is for temporary/term opportunities for the 2021/2022 school year. You will be considered for temporary/term opportunities as they arise throughout the year. Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team.
Temporary Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days to replace a permanent employee who is absent on an approved leave of absence (e.g. pregnancy, parental, educational or medical leave).
To participate in the pre-entry screening process for children with exceptional abilities in response to requests from Student Services Coordinators, outside agencies or parents.
To collaborate with school staff regarding with students in the classroom and individually assess students’ strengths and needs related to educational programs.
To share physical and occupational therapy assessment data with members of the educational team, including parents or caregivers and students, and appropriate medical and community agencies.
To collaborate with the educational team to develop recommendations and strategies appropriate for each student in his/her classroom and school environment.
To provide ongoing involvement with students to ensure the continued appropriateness of initial strategies, and to modify or expand strategies as needed.
To support the development of the Individual Education Plan.
To clarify relevant medical information, and assessment data from outside services.
To provide information relevant to the student’s medical and/or physical condition.
To recommend special equipment as required to meet individual needs in consultation with school personnel.
To recommend modifications to school buildings and playgrounds to enable student participation and to meet individual needs.
To refer, as appropriate, to other services and agencies.
To carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Principals of Student Services, Student Services Coordinators and/or the Superintendent of Student Services.
Education, Experience and Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited university physiotherapy or occupational therapy program with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Eligible for registration with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association or The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Physiotherapists must be members of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Occupational Therapists must be members of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
Minimum of two years pediatric experience. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
Effective written and oral communications skills, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, time management and presentation skills are required.
Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.
Immunization Disclosure Protocol:
All newly hired staff members are required to attest to their vaccination status and follow the Ministry of Education mandated requirements prior to starting employment with the YRDSB. For more information about who is subject to the Protocol and the attestation requirements, please see the YRDSB Immunization Disclosure Protocol.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
persons who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.