Reach Child and Youth Development Society has a position with temporary flexible hours (up to 35 hours per week) available for a physiotherapist (PT) in the Early Intervention (EI) Therapies Program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative team with children with varying needs, from birth to 6 years of age, and their families. Our program values creativity and program development from employees in addition to connection with community partners.
Job Summary: The PT performs assessments and provides direct intervention and consultation services to children and families. Primary approaches can include NDT, acute treatment, and orthopedics. The PT is responsible for booking appointments, writing assessment reports, writing progress notes, writing discharge reports, setting goals, and maintaining client files. A shared therapy assistant is also available. The PT works on a multi-disciplinary team and may liaise with community professionals and staff from other Reach programs such as the Infant Development Program, Supported Child Development Program, Reach Developmental Preschools, Reach Occupational Therapists, and Reach Speech-Language Pathologists. Client visits can occur at Reach, families’ homes, preschool and/or community settings. Travel is required in the City of Delta, with office space in South Delta and North Delta.
Education, Training and Experience:
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Physical Therapy and current registration with the College of Physical Therapists of B.C. is required. Potential new graduates are welcome to apply
- Previous pediatric work experience is preferred. Certification in extra training in the areas of NDT and orthopaedics is an asset. Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support service systems is preferred.
Job Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- Good time, organisational, and general case-management skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Physical abilities to carry out all aspects of the position
- Well-developed observation and clinical reasoning skills
- Knowledge of typical and atypical development
- Experience providing standardized and non-standardized assessments
- Knowledge of transfers
- Ability to educate family members and community service providers in strategies to support the child’s goals and activities
This position requires the use of a personal vehicle.
Start date: December 2018 - February 2020
Closing date for Applications: November 30, 2018
Interested applicants should submit their resume and letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org.