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Occupational Therapist



Company: Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services - N'Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre
Salary Range: $72,000 - $75,500 Annually
Start Date: Immediately

Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc. – N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre is a not for profit community based health service provider. As one of ten Aboriginal Health Access Centres in Ontario, N’Mninoeyaa is a well-respected, progressive health care organization committed to providing high quality health care services to the seven member First Nation communities. Situated along the north shore of Lake Huron, along the Highway 17 corridor, between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. N’Mninoeyaa is an accredited community-based primary health care and community health services agency with the CCA Canadian Centre of Accreditation. www.nmninoeyaa.ca

Unique in Canada and made in Ontario, AHACs are community-led, primary health care organizations. They provide a comprehensive array of health and social services to Aboriginal peoples. www.aohc.org/aboriginal-health-access-centres

N’Mninoeyaa Community Support Services is seeking a Registered Occupational Therapist to join its dynamic, self-motivated group of health care professionals. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for treating individuals using recognized occupational therapy techniques and by following the guiding principles of Maamwesying, North Shore Community Health Services Inc. The scope of this service is within an inter-disciplinary team to optimize the individual’s independence in activities of daily living.

This is a unique work experience for an Occupational Therapist who is interested in becoming a key member of a team that addresses the health care issues of First Nation and Aboriginal populations.

To qualify, you must have a Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Experience or interest in working in a community clinic and home care setting is essential. Demonstrated sensitivity to, and an understanding of the Aboriginal cultural values and traditions will be essential to your success, as is knowledge and the ability to work with people with diverse practices, cultures and beliefs. You are proficient using computers including mobile phones and you have the capacity to participate in care planning to meet clients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs.

The following would be highly desirable:

  • ADP authorizer (or willing and able to obtain).
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Excellent communications and facilitation skills.
  • Clear criminal reference check is a condition of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

About the Benefits
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a family-oriented, close knit team of individuals who are committed to the wellness of the communities they serve.

In return for your hard work, you will receive an annual salary of $72,000 - $75,500 based on experience and qualifications.

In addition, you can look forward to the following perks:

  • HOOPs (Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan) Pension Plan
  • Relocation Expenses are Negotiable;
  • Extended Health Benefits Paid;
  • Competitive Vacation Package;
  • 10 Professional Development Days and Budget (life-long learning is a priority); (up to $1800/annually)
  • Access to Regular Cultural and Traditional teachings of the Ojibwe People;
  • Support and Consultation with Other Primary Health Care Professionals;
  • Technology Amenities (ie. Laptop, electronic medical record system, cell phone);
  • Access to a company vehicle; all travel expenses covered;
  • Daytime hours of work 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

If you're a motivated individual who is looking to take your career to the next level - Apply by submitting your resume to: edith.mercieca@nmninoeyaa.ca


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