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Physiotherapist, Regent Park Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 12, 2016

We are a dynamic community-based health centre promoting social justice and health equity in the Regent Park neighbourhood and east downtown area of Toronto. We operate out of several locations and provide a wide variety of services including: primary health care, chiropody, physiotherapy, health promotion, social work, community health, immigrant and refugee services, housing assistance, harm reduction and homeless programs, Pathways to Education for high school students, infant and child development programs, parenting education and family advocacy.  We currently have the following opening on our Clinical team:

Internal / External Posting

Physiotherapist
Permanent, Full Time
Salary Range: $54,708 to $65,914

As a member of the clinical team, the Physiotherapist is responsible for treating clients using recognized physiotherapy techniques in order to overcome or optimize the clients’ ability to manage physical health problems.  The Physiotherapist works within the framework of the social determinants of health with an emphasis on health promotion.

Responsibilities

  • Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, health education and counselling for acute and chronic conditions (primarily an orthopaedic caseload, but may include clients with COPD, diabetes, physical disabilities and other chronic conditions).
  • facilitates health education and physiotherapy programming in group settings to meet client and community needs, including developing new group programs in response to and in collaboration with staff and clients;
  • engages in outreach activities to engage clients in settings outside of the health centre;
  • fosters self-help, mutual aid and capacity building by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programs that address needs of community;
  • maintains physiotherapy equipment, supplies and educational materials for professional and client use;
  • maintains complete and accurate client records, assessment notes and required correspondence;
  • contributes to the Centre’s activities to collect, analyze and report on data and relevant information, and participates in research when appropriate;
  • safeguards client records, assures confidentiality of client information, and seeks to minimize risk;
  • incorporates and strengthens collaborative and interdisciplinary work;
  • contributes to programs and services planning and evaluation;
  • participates in the CHC PT Network by attending meetings and joining working groups as able.
  • Qualifications
  • Master of Science in Physiotherapy from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and a minimum of five years experience;
  • Registration under the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario;
  • thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current physiotherapy techniques;
  • five years experience in a broad range of health care settings with preferred experience in the public or private outpatient settings (public or private);
  • ADP Authorizer status is an asset.
  • experience working with a variety of client populations (e.g. seniors, newcomers, non-insured individuals, individuals with chronic and acute conditions);
  • demonstrated expertise in chronic disease management;
  • experience in the delivery of group exercise programming;
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment;
  • demonstrated ability, commitment to and knowledge of community health care;
  • ability to work collaboratively with external partner agencies;
  • proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications;
  • experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a diverse practice population, and with colleagues;
  • excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills;
  • second language, relevant to catchment area populations, is an asset;
  • Understanding of anti-oppression and harm reduction principles and ability to work effectively with people of various cultural, age and economic backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of the Regent Park area and issues affecting the community;
  • Flexibility to work one evening a week will be required

Regent Park CHC is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals who reflect the diversity of our community.

Please send your CV and letter of interest to Sophie Bart, Director of Clinical Services:

Regent Park Community Health Centre
465 Dundas St. E.
Toronto, ON  M5A 2B2
or Email: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: September 12, 2016 5:00 pm

No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

RPCHC is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation to ensure you will be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner.