Occupational Therapist -Pediatric ID: 67264

Deadline Date: N/A

Location:  Sioux Lookout

Occupational Therapist (Pediatric) – Developmental Services

Under the SLFNHA Developmental services (DS), the Occupational Therapist (OT) will provide assessment, consultation and programming for patients, caregivers & school staff. 

Posting Date:
 Sioux Lookout
Start Date:
 The rate for this position is $37.96 - $48.86/hour
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 The SLFNHA Developmental services provides services to the 31 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment.

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

The Occupational Therapist is directly accountable to the Director of DS.


  • Provide developmental screening and assessments for infants, children and youth referred through intake based on concerns such as motor and sensory-motor delays.
    1. Conduct clinical observations of gross and fine motor, visual-perceptual-motor, and in hand manipulation.
    2. Conduct mobility assessment and Assistive Device Program assessments.
    3. Evaluate cognitive and/or perceptual abilities
    4. 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.


  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration (in good standing) with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Computer literate with experience in electronic client file entry
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid driver’s license
 Who can apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA).


For additional information regarding the SLFNHA, please visit our Web-site at www.slfnha.com

SLFNHA is a proud supporter of Mikinakoos Children’s Fund. To find out more, visit www.mikinakoos.com

Closing Date/Apply by:
 Open until filled
How To Apply:
 Please send cover letter, resume, three most recent employment references and an up-to-date Criminal Reference Check to:


Human Resource Department

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street

Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8

Phone: (807) 737-1802

Email: Human.Resources@slfnha.com


Closing Date: Open until Filled


The SLFNHA wishes to thank all applicants in advance.
 However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Human Resources Department
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Company Name:
 Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
 61 Queen Street
Postal Code:
 P8T 1B8
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