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Job: Program Facilitator- Occupational Therapist (12 Month Contract)

Title Program Facilitator- Occupational Therapist (12 Month Contract)
Job Information

Bellwoods is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that delivers needs based support services to clients transitioning to or residing in the community. Bellwoods provides independent living education programs for individuals with physical disabilities through our Mobile Independent Living Education (MILE) program. MILE focuses on home and community skills development to maximize safety and independent living through the provision of education and support for identified, time limited objectives.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist professional who enjoys working in a fast paced, team oriented environment focused on creative problem solving. Based out of our Dundas Street supportive housing site and reporting directly to the Director, Transitional Programs, the Program Facilitator-OT is responsible for the assessment of Bellwoods applicants/clients, and utilizes his/her specialized skills to work with clients and their families/support networks to facilitate their progress towards identified objectives. Program Facilitator-OT will assume an integral role within the team which assists individuals move from hospital/long term care to community based destinations.  In this role, the Program Facilitator – OT will also work with a variety of community based clients towards positive health outcomes enabling their continued independence.  He/she will also provide direct and indirect support to staff as they implement service directives for best practices. This position involves:

  • Provision of comprehensive assessment of physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning, consultation and education services for adults and older adults who have a physical disability, but who may also have challenges related to homelessness, mental health and addiction
  • Participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of team based service plans
  • Collaboration with client’s support network to achieve identified objectives and health outcomes which facilitate client’s goal to remain in the community.
  • Provision of system navigation including housing and funding acquisition support, and resource linkage
  • Performing administrative duties such as preparation of reports, committee participation and providing input into policy and procedure development.
  • Participation in program development, as appropriate
  • Presentation of educational workshops


  • Baccalaureate/Masters degree in Occupational Therapy
  • A member in good standing with applicable regulatory body
  • Two (2) to five (5) years recent experience in community setting, preferred
  • Experience and knowledge relevant to Occupational Therapy best practices and evidence based initiatives as it relates to independent living
  • ADP Mobility Device Authorizer, an asset
  • Strong assessment skills. Experience with interRAI CHA, an asset
  • Working knowledge of community programs and services, and the initiative to proactively search for new resources including housing
  • Hospital to community transition planning experience, an asset
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health operations and regulations (Public Hospitals Act, Substitute Decision-Making Act, Consent to Treatment Act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team, multitask and set priorities
  • Availability of a car is essential

This positions offers a rewarding challenge for a qualified, highly motivated individual to more fully develop and broaden their skills and scope of responsibilities within a leading healthcare sector organization whose vision is a “future where barriers do not exist”.

Bellwoods is committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment practices for applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA). Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

No phone calls please, applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



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