Occupational Therapist


The Occupational Therapist will work in an Aboriginal hub as a member of SOTCS’s Early Years Program (ECD) team, providing services to Indigenous children (birth to age 6) living in Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri- Cities. Services are provided during registered and drop-in ECD programs, home visits with Aboriginal IDP or SCD consultants and at preschools or daycares.

REPORTS TO: Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program Manager and Executive Director


  • Conducts OT assessments.
  • Provides individual and group occupational therapy sessions.
  • Prepare OT reports on children served, if needed
  • Participate in the development of Family Support Plans if needed.
  • Maintain an appropriate record and information system. Prepare ASI-EY program quarterly and annual reports and provide accurate data when needed. Ensure that accurate program and client records are maintained and that confidentiality is a priority. Ensure that all pertinent registration requirements and documentation is complete.
  • Promote and support traditional cultural teachings and practice for our families, agency, and community.
  • Practice holistic, strength based principles.
  • Participate/Co-Facilitate Parent Child Program (Hasé) on Saturdays, 3 times a year for 8 weeks to increase parents’ knowledge of children’s normal growth and developmental milestones.
  • Be a resource person to parents and staff.


Education and Experience

  • Recognized degree in Rehabilitation Medicine (OT) or Occupational Therapy
  • Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy
  • Previous pediatric experience essential
  • Ability to work without clinical supervision
  • Direct program delivery experience in the community social service sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of family centered care, early intervention child development, and community-based programs.

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment; self-motivated personality; ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history, traditions and socio-economic issues affecting urban Aboriginal families, or willingness to learn.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and advocacy skills.
  • Well organized, good time and general management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal communities, organizations, and service providers within Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities.
  • Reliable transportation and current and valid BC driver’s License and willing to obtain business insurance and liability coverage.
  • Driver’s Abstract required.
  • Criminal records check required.


This is a full-time position, 35 hrs. per week.


Send an email with your cover letter, resume and three references. Candidates of Indigenous ancestry strongly encouraged to apply; please self-identify in your cover letter.

Posting open until position is filled.

Expected start date: 2021-02-08

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday


  • occupational therapy: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place