Job ID: 1476 Occupational Therapist

Healthcare & Wellness

  • March 21st, 2024
  • Hamilton, Niagara, Haldiman/Norfolk, and Brant
  • Full time

Employer: Bethesda

Phone: 9056846918


Closing Date: 04/30/2024



Bethesda, long considered to be a leader within the Developmental Services sector in Ontario, offers a work environment that is supportive and team based.  Our organization has been the recipient of various awards including Human Resources Director Canada Best Places to Work and Canadian Occupational Safety’s 5-Star Safety Cultures 2023.  We offer competitive wages, industry leading benefit plan and defined benefit pension plan (HOOPP), company perks such as programs related to scheduling, retail discounts, and a Bethesda Rewards Program.

We value respect, diversity and inclusivity, collaboration and providing compassionate quality care.  We are looking for candidates who share our values.

Bethesda’s Adult Clinical Services requires one (1) Full Time Occupational Therapist.  Working to promote Bethesda’s values, vision and mission statement and quality client care, the Occupational Therapist will work within an interdisciplinary team in the delivery of an integrated biopsychosocial model of services to provide occupational therapy services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


  • Assist by identifying and assessing adults with motor, perceptual and/or sensory impairments where Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASDD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and/or Developmental Disability (DD) is confirmed.
  • Travel to and from community location and clinics to complete assessments on clients throughout Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand/Norfolk and Brant communities.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment (i.e. discipline specific or as a member of the interdisciplinary  team) including:  review of documentation (i.e. previous assessment reports,), observations of adult in the clinic and/or community, administration of tests, scoring tests, analysis of data, formulation of reports with recommendations and treatment strategies.
  • Complete assessments and develop therapy programs around the following areas: sensory, functional, environment including home safety and fall prevention, life skills, range of motion, fine and gross motor,  positioning, and feeding.
  • Collaborate with interprofessional teams and other programs in providing client centered assessments including some consultation regarding recommendations.
  • Collaborate with other professionals involved with the adult outside of the agency.
  • Maintain client records (i.e. consent forms, contact notes, raw data, etc.).
  • Coordinate and discuss with other community agencies (i.e. Community Care Access (“CCAC”)-School Support Program) to ensure smooth transitions.
  • Assist and/or complete referrals to community agencies (i.e. CCAC) that may assist with treatment of the adult.
  • Inform individuals and/or family member of available resources and how to access (i.e. Autism Ontario, Trillium Foundation, camps, etc.).
  • Complete data management of caseload.
  • Review and learn all new standardized testing materials.
  • Remain up to date on research and new findings to ensure accurate assessments.  This includes: reading journal articles, attending conferences/courses and completion of preparation modules from the College of Occupational Therapists (“COTO”) regarding legislation.
  • Administrative duties:  filing, faxing, photocopying reports, letters, etc., writing waitlist letters, completion of forms for release of information from other agencies, scheduling appointments, etc.
  • Provision of education and mentorship  to new grads and  student Occupational Therapists.
  • Complete all required preparation modules and participate in continuing education for COTO to maintain credentials.
  • Participate in presentations to the community or Bethesda staff.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings.
  • Comply with Bethesda policies and procedures relating to health and safety.
  • Responsible for reporting all health and safety concerns immediately following the Internal Responsibility System.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapist of Ontario.
  • Registration with Assistive Devices Programs as an Individual Authorizer.
  • 5 years experience as an Occupational Therapist preferred.
  • Training in Sensory processing ie) Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification or Ayres Sensory Integration.
  • Knowledge of community resources and experience working in community is an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • First Aid Training and CPR Certification.
  • Safety Care certified.
  • Professional Communication Skills: professionally represents the company through strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Teamwork: excels at working with others and communicating with a team to provide the most effective support to clients.
  • Problem-Solving: able to navigate challenges and barriers, always looks for potential pitfalls and risks to help mitigate problems ahead of time, and knows when to ask for help.
  • Proactive: anticipates and solves problems and issues before they are brought to your attention.
  • Fluent in French is an asset
  • Mentorship opportunity for new graduates

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