Occupational Therapist EX23-031

Posting date: January 10, 2023

Job Title: Occupational Therapist

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX23-031

Status: Contract Position

Estimated Probable Duration: Up to eighteen (18) months

Should there be no fully qualified candidate for this position, a less qualified candidate may be considered for this position as a training/development opportunity. Those with no clinical work experience, including new graduates, are welcome to apply and will be considered if there are no fully qualified applicants.

Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (flexible hours available)

Shift Work Required: No

Range of Pay: $2,926.70 to $3,444.70 bi-weekly (subject to review)
(Training Opportunity range of pay is $2,665.60 to $3,136.70 bi-weekly. The successful candidate will be paid at the reduced range until the minimum qualifications have been met.)

Benefits/Extras include:

  • Eligible for OMERS Pension Plan
  • Membership fee for College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario paid for annually
  • Free parking
  • Wellness initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: 960 Notre Dame Avenue
Eligible to Work from Home: No

Section: Therapeutic Services
Division: Long Term Care Services
Department: Community Development                                   

Pioneer Manor serves residents 18 years of age and older who have long-term health care needs and who are no longer able to manage in independent living situations. As the largest facility of its kind in North Eastern Ontario, Pioneer Manor is home to 433 residents who are provided with 24 hours of supervision.

Main Function:     Provide overall occupational therapy services and care for the residents of Pioneer Manor.

Duties:     Under the general supervision of the Manager of Therapeutic Services.    

  1.      Develop and administer a quality occupational therapy program.

  2.      Screen and assess the physical status, functional status, mobility, seating, and cognitive status of all newly admitted residents and assist in developing individualized care plans. Implement, monitor and evaluate same.

  3.      Communicate with the Health Care team regarding client status changes, needs and treatments.

  4.      Maintain information on residents’ medical charts regarding services provided and update care plans accordingly.

  5.      Complete required assessments and code in accordance with the RAI-MDS schedule.

  6.      Participate in resident and inter-disciplinary care conferences as required.

  7.      Provide instruction/information to staff, students, residents, and families for (re)positioning, pressure sores, cognition/perceptual evaluation, seating and mobility equipment, activities of daily living, therapeutic programming, lifting and transferring, and orthotic devices.

  8.      Work pro-actively with the health care team to maintain or improve functional levels of residents.

  9.      Ensures that Occupational Therapy services meet the needs of the residents and maintain established standards of infection control and long-term care.

10.      Provide direction/guidance to support staff; assist in monitoring and evaluating performance; participate in recruitment, job performance reviews and discipline as required.

11.      Plan and conduct in-services for staff on topics related to Occupational Therapy services and staff and resident wellness promotion as scheduled.

12.      Maintain occupational therapy statistical records, reports and/or other administrative data.

13.      Monitor and evaluate occupational therapy services using the quality improvement model.

14.      Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein, and of applicable facility manuals.

15.      Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Training:

University Degree in Occupational Therapy from a University with Canadian accreditation.

Certificate of Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Registered Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer for seating and mobility.

Membership in the Canadian and Provincial Occupational Therapy Association is an asset.


Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience.

Experience in the field of Geriatrics, including work with persons with dementia, considered an asset.

Knowledge of:

Disease process and symptom management, theory, research, clinical decision-making skills and critical thinking skills within the specialty.

Best practices within areas of responsibility.

Best practices in falls and cognitive assessments and interventions.

Code of Ethics and Standards for the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Applicable legislation and related regulations.

Horizontal linkages to other relevant governmental levels and services as well as the private sector.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act and in particular its relation to long-term care facilities.

Abilities to:

Ability to deliver client-centred care, responsive to and aligned with resident’s goals, wishes and needs.

Effectively manage time and balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.

Create and respond appropriately to a continuous learning environment.

Manage conflict; mediate disputes; assist in reaching consensus.

Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.

Function as an independent practitioner and as a highly effective team player.

Demonstrate knowledge of the geriatric client.

Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills.

Demonstrate teaching and presentation skills.

Demonstrate knowledge of regulations governing long term care facilities as they relate to Occupational Therapy services.

Demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and outside agencies in a courteous and effective manner.

Demonstrate knowledge of the Assistive Devices Program as it relates to authorization for seating and mobility.

Demonstrate a proven ability to work with microcomputer software and administrative systems in a Windows environment (e.g. file maintenance, work processing, spreadsheet applications, information input and retrieval, etc.).

Personal Suitability:

Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.


Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.

French verbal skills highly desirable; written skills an asset.


Provide, at own cost, a Criminal Record Check.

Provide, at own cost, a Two-step Mantoux Test (TB).

Provide, at own cost, N95 mask fitting.

Note: A Criminal Record Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

Leadership Competencies: 

Tactical Coordination and Direction (I)


Competency Definition


Level Definition

Shaping the Future


Take a creative approach to problems or issues, “think outside the box”, go beyond the conventional, and explore creative uses of resources.


Proposes innovative ideas

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.


Assimilates and interprets data to make competing decisions

Delivering Business Results


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.


Collaborates beyond one’s area

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.


Addresses underlying customer/stakeholder needs

Planning, Coordination & Execution

Plan and coordinate work to achieve desired results on a consistent basis.


Coordinates activities involving others within one’s team

Aligning People & Teams

Holding Self & Others Accountable

Hold others accountable to execute to high standards of excellence and hold themselves accountable to the same or higher standard.


Monitors performance and gives corrective feedback


Inspire others to work toward common goals by engaging and empowering them, and providing clarity and direction.


Optimizes team effectiveness

Enhancing Personal Effectiveness

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Continuously develop and enhance one’s own and others’ personal and professional skills, knowledge and abilities.


Models a learning orientation


Adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.


Applies rules flexibly

Interpersonal Communication

Communicate effectively by reflecting on verbal and non-verbal behaviour, being attuned to the needs, perspectives and sensitivities of others and acting with them in mind.


Effectively uses empathy

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.


Is publicly candid with the team, acting with integrity consistent with one’s beliefs

Leadership Presence

Develop and maintain a sense of presence and emotional maturity and have an inner confidence that one can succeed and overcome obstacles.


Demonstrates personal courage


For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX23-031 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All Pioneer Manor employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the Minister's Directive: Long-term care home COVID-19 immunization policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.  For more information, please visit our website at www.greatersudbury.ca/jobs.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager. The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining an equitable, inclusive, diverse and accessible work environment. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. To find out if you’re eligible and for more information, visit our Applicants Living Outside of Canada web page. If you received your education from an educational institution outside of Canada, a copy of your Word Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) document is required, along with your credentials. Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.