Occupational Therapist

Job Information
Author acomegan
Date June 27, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc.
Salary 70,000-80,000 - Annual
Location Fort Frances, ON
Category Medical / Health
Contact Information
Email: chandberg@fftahs.org 


Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services Inc. is a corporation that provides health care, mental health and addiction treatment services to the 10 First Nations.

Position Summary

The Occupational Therapist will act under the professional supervision of the Director of Health Services.  The Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessing clients and providing recommendations and treatments as appropriate with the goal of enabling clients to maximize their level of independence in self-care, productivity and leisure activities.  The Occupational Therapist works as part of an interdisciplinary team and acts as a consultant to other disciplines and outside agencies. The Occupational Therapist will act as a resource and advocate for all; to promote the values, goals, and philosophy of FFTAHS.

Job Duties

  • Screen all clients as per service policy (formally or informally);
  • Provide clinical occupational therapy services, which may include, but are not restricted to, assessment and reassessment of physical, affective, cognitive and perceptual status, as well as social environmental factors, with specific regard to their impact on functional abilities (self-care, productivity and leisure);
  • Develop and implement intervention plans, considering goals in collaboration with client/family and other team members, based on assessment findings;
  • Collaborate with client, members of the interdisciplinary teams, family members, caregivers and community agencies in providing care;
  • Provide documentation/communication relating to assessment results, intervention, discharge recommendations and other relevant information;
  • Maintain client care statistics in accordance with the Workload Measurement System;
  • Maintain the standards/policies set out by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and FFTAHS/program/services.


  • A degree from an accredited undergraduate Occupational therapy program;
  • Active registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO);
  • Membership in Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and/or Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) is strongly encouraged;
  • Specialized experience or certification in sensory integration and/or willing to train;
  • Dependable, competent and continued ability to carry out responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture. Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin, a definite asset;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s “G” License, have a good driving record and be insurable;
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Reference Check with vulnerable sector screening;
  • Experience working with First Nations people in a First Nation community and/or First Nation organization.

Requirement for Submission

Applications must include a signed cover letter, resume, and list of three employment related references.  Any applications submitted without the required documentation will be considered incomplete.   Interested applicants can forward their information to:

Cathy Handberg, Human Resource Manager

P.O. Box 608

Fort Frances, ON

P9A 3M9

Fax:  (807) 274-9669

Or email to:


Deadline for application submission:  Friday, July 6th, 2018.

A full job description is available upon request.

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