The Four Villages Community Health Centre

Occupational Therapist - Permanent Full Time
1700 Bloor St W
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Description of Opportunity

Occupational Therapist - Permanent Full-Time (35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE)

The Four Villages Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve.

Are you looking to work where your excellence will shine, professional standards are highly valued, and quality of care is respected? Do you want to practice in a setting where your voice helps shape how health care is provided; where you work at the centre, in the community and in collaboration with other health care services in West Toronto?

The Four Villages Community Health Centre provides primary health care to the communities in West Toronto in the context of the broader social determinants of health. Our primary care, clinical services and a wide range of health promotion programs are available to all residents with a focus on seniors, families with young children, youth and newcomers. Four Villages has two locations in the west end of Toronto. It is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and is a member of the West Toronto Ontario Health Team.

As a member of the inter-professional primary health care team, the Occupational Therapist provides primary health care to individuals, families and the community, and participates in the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives with a focus on excellence and coordination of care. There are opportunities to support and/or lead care teams in terms of quality and performance improvement. This is a unionized position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures appropriate treatment is delivered by assessing and treating people using recognized occupational therapy techniques, conducting functional evaluations, educating clients, and managing their care, according to the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Ensures continuum of care is maintained by educating clients and family members, if appropriate, with regard to the management of health care problems and re-evaluating occupational therapy programs considering the context of the clients’ home environment.
  • Provides ongoing consultation, coordination, liaison and referral to other agencies, institutions, and health care professionals.
  • Assesses assistive devices (mobility equipment) and complete applications, where appropriate, for the Assistive Devices Program.
  • Groups may be delivered virtually or in person or a hybrid model, according to community needs.
  • Participates in chart reviews and case conferences and makes appropriate internal and external referrals.
  • Perform home, shelter, and hospital visits, as required.
  • Support the Centre’s student and volunteer placement programs, and supervises students and volunteers as required.
  • Incorporates and strengthens collaborative and interdisciplinary work.
  • Contributes to programs and services cycle of planning and evaluation, and participates in organization-wide planning, committees, and staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counseling and health promotion programs and services for individuals to foster self-help, mutual aid, self-determination, and capacity building.
  • Support and participate in case management and care coordination functions in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintains and develops professional competence through appropriate continuing education methods.
  • Contributes to activities to collect, analyze, and report on data and relevant information, and participates in research when appropriate.
  • Safeguards client records, assures confidentiality of client information, and seeks to minimize risk.
  • Identifies areas where the development of protocols and procedures is needed to improve client services or to promote more effective staff functioning.
  • Contributes to efforts to secure and maximize resources for current and new programs, services, and activities.
  • Complies with all relevant organizational policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Respects and values the diversity of communities and individuals.
  • Works during both regular and extended hours of operation in various on-site and off-site locations.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current therapy techniques.
  • Three to five years occupational therapy experience in a health care setting with Preferred experience in the community.
  • Demonstrated ability, commitment to and knowledge of community health care, health promotion and community development.
  • Extensive experience working from a framework that is trauma informed, with a focus on anti-black and indigenous racism, discrimination and oppression and ensuring a positive space.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment, as well as ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for therapeutic groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a culturally diverse practice population, and with colleagues.
  • Excellent group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications.
  • Second language, relevant to catchment area populations, is an asset.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, with a requirement to work flexible hours

Salary: Salary range $62,055 - $74,766 per annum, plus 20 paid vacation days, 10 paid professional development days, excellent benefits

Pension: Four Villages is a HOOPP employer

Potential start date: September 2023

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of their vaccination status prior to the start of employment.

We thank all the applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Four Villages Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as per resources available to us. If you require any accommodation, please advise Human Resources.

Please note Four Villages is a scent-free environment.


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