Permanent Full Time Occupational Therapist

Permanent Full Time Occupational Therapist

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File No: OP-21-294
Date Posted: November 1, 2021
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per pay
Date of Vacancy: November 15, 2021.
Wage: Hourly: Start – $33.58; 2nd year-$34.56; 3rd year-$35.60
Annually: $63,298; $65,146; $67,106

Ongwanada is committed to improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario, and is currently seeking experienced and highly motivated occupational therapists to fill two full-time vacancies.

Work alongside self-advocates, families, direct support professionals and clinicians with many years of experience in this exciting but under-served sector.

Ongwanada is located in Kingston, Ontario, a beautiful historic city on the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, conveniently located between Ottawa and Toronto. Kingston offers access to top-level health care services, excellent post- secondary schools, beautiful parks and recreation spaces, and a vibrant downtown setting with thriving local businesses.

Ongwanada is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with Queens University and St. Lawrence College, acting as an academic partner for students and researchers across a variety of health care and social services programs.

Ongwanada offers highly interdisciplinary clinical services (RD, OT, PT, Psychology, Behaviour Therapy, RN, Social Work) to adults across the southeast region, living in a variety of supported and independent community settings. The goal of the OT service is to promote independence, well-being, and safety of persons-served and their caregivers.


  • Providing comprehensive assessment and consultation services, focusing on daily living skills, environmental modification, communication, emotional and sensory regulation, and protective or adaptive equipment.
  • Collaborating with individuals, families, and interdisciplinary team members to establish meaningful goals and person-centred treatment plans based on current clinical knowledge and best practices.
  • Consulting with interdisciplinary teams to promote quality of life, safety, and skill development for individuals experiencing intense behavioral or mental health needs including self-injury, and their families or care providers.
  • Consulting with the organization on accessibility, environmental modifications, clinical and community service provision, including Snoezelen and Hydrotherapy programs.


  • Graduate of recognized Occupational Therapy program (BSc. OT prior to 2006/ MSc. OT following 2007);
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO);
  • Clinical skills in alternative and augmentative communication, complex positioning, and sensory processing would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Good computer skills, time management and organizational skills;
  • Valid G Driving License with full driving privileges, insurances and have access to own vehicle;
  • Current CPR-C and Standard First Aid; Must successfully complete and maintain certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention as per Ongwanada policies;
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job and attend work on a regular basis;
  • Experience working with children and/or adults with developmental disabilities and/or with mental health challenges.

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume quoting file number by the noted closing date to:
Human Resources Generalist- Human Resources Ongwanada
191 Portsmouth Avenue Kingston, ON K7M 8A6
Fax (613) 548-8135

Please note consideration will be given to internal bargaining unit members before proceeding with external applicants.

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