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23-010 Occupational Therapist


POSITION: Occupational Therapist

PROGRAM: Individual and Family Services




The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). GH-CCMH is also a core service provider within the Toronto region of Child and Youth Community Mental Health Providers.  As such, the Centre has an ambitious agenda to provide the highest quality evidence-informed care offering a range of services from prevention and early intervention through counselling and therapy, assessment and intensive supports. Services are provided in both in-person and virtual formats. As an employer, the Centre strives to reflect the many diverse cultures and identities represented in the children, youth and families we serve and seeks to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealthFind out more about GH-CCMH.

Provides direct occupational therapy services to clients including establishing, monitoring and delivering occupational therapy to clients in a community setting, and mentoring, psycho-ed,counselling services, including individual, and/or group treatment, as well as case management, within an assigned area, to clients at Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids


Therapeutic Services

  • Analyse clients’ capabilities and expectations related to life activities through observation, interviews and formal assessments
  • Develop intervention programs to address clients’ needs related to self-care, work and leisure activities
  • Establish personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Consult and advise on health promotion programs to prevent disabilities and to maximize independent function in all activities of life
  • May advise personnel and students and provide training.
  • Provide individual counselling, coaching and mentoring to children requiring interventions provided by OT’s
  • Facilitates skills groups for children and youth ages 0 to 18 years within an assigned area
  • Support the development of programs in assigned area
  • Provides case management, liaison and referral services for clients and completes client documentation in compliance with regulations, policies and procedures
  • Coordinates services with internal and external service providers requesting/reviewing documents and reports to inform clients of services and treatment plans
  • Collaborates with families, supervisors and inter-professional teams to develop services that support treatment plans
  • Attends quarterly conferences with staff and families if required
  • Attends clinical and administrative team meetings
  • Coordinates transitional support services for clients and families collaborating with school administration and external resources
  • Prepares client documents and submits reporting information according to established procedures and deadlines
  • Provides academic expertise leading, teaching and training teams, students and/or volunteers and evaluates functions
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of OT services and best practices within the industry
  • Contributes to interprofessional team consultation decisions related to mental health needs of clients


  • Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management
  • May provide education support and supervision to students



  • Concentration and creativity required daily to prepare documents, listen, attend meetings, mediate conflicts, develop treatment plans, etc.
  • Sits at a desk and in sessions with clients in order to perform the duties of the job, as well as move objects or lift books for filing



  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and with related clinical experience in children’s mental health
  • Membership with the College of Occupational Therapists
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to provide therapeutic services to clients and families
  • Good problem-solving skills to analyze complex client issues and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated skills in therapeutic engagement and behavioural-based interventions
  • First Aid/CPR, CPI and Behavioural Management Techniques is an asset
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as ability to use office equipment efficiently (telephone, scanner, photocopier and fax)
  • Ability to incorporate values of a culturally competent practice of diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of work
  • Ability to engage in physical activities related to role play, board games, etc., as well as to perform/implement physical restraints as per training


Working Conditions

  • Works in a pleasant office environment
  • Exposure to constant interruptions/distractions, deadlines, multiple demands, isolation, noise, verbal abuse and work schedules affecting personal or family lifestyle
  • Some exposure to hazards such as verbal and/or physical abuse


Vaccination Requirements:

As a health care centre, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff.  As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families and our staff.  Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date. Should there be an exemption of vaccination based on a medical, or human rights reason, proof will need to be provided, in addition to participation in regular COVID-19 testing based on exposure risk as well as participation in vaccine education. All offers of employment are conditional on meeting these minimum requirements, failure to comply will lead to offer of employment being immediately rescinded.


Interested applicants are asked to forward their résumés and cover letter  to:

Human Resources – SickKids CCMH

FAX:  (416) -633-7141   E-mail:


In the subject line of email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity


We are seeking applicants internally and externally


GH-CCMH at SickKids is an employer committed to equity and recognizes that excellence in mental health can only exist when diverse experience and perspectives are valued and included. We encourage applications from equity deserving communities, including Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.

The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustains our organization and enables us to provide exceptional care to each child, youth and family we serve.

We are committed to creating an accessible experience for all candidates; please reach out regarding accommodations at any point during the hiring process

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23-010 Occupational Therapist