Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist - Temporary/Term Opportunities - 2023/2024

Job Code: 3517899

Job Details

Position: Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist – (Temporary and Term Positions that may become available throughout the school year)

Work Location: Regional Student Services (Education Centre - Newmarket, Centre for Leadership and Learning, 300 Harry Walker Parkway South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)

Salary Rate: $68,888 - $99,944

Work Schedule: 35 hours/week (full-time hours)

Please Note: Travel from site to site will be required.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Important : Internal YRDSB staff must apply to internal job postings posted through the BWW.

Thank you for your interest in a career as a Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist with the York Region District School Board. This application is for temporary/term opportunities. Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team.

Temporary Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days to replace a permanent employee who is absent on an approved leave of absence (e.g. pregnancy, parental, educational or medical leave).

Term Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days due to additional funding.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To participate in the pre-entry screening process for children with exceptional abilities in response to requests from Student Services Coordinators, outside agencies or parents.
  • To collaborate with school staff regarding with students in the classroom and individually assess students’ strengths and needs related to educational programs.
  • To share physical and occupational therapy assessment data with members of the educational team, including parents or caregivers and students, and appropriate medical and community agencies.
  • To collaborate with the educational team to develop recommendations and strategies appropriate for each student in his/her classroom and school environment.
  • To provide ongoing involvement with students to ensure the continued appropriateness of initial strategies, and to modify or expand strategies as needed.
  • To support the development of the Individual Education Plan.
  • To clarify relevant medical information, and assessment data from outside services.
  • To provide information relevant to the student’s medical and/or physical condition.
  • To recommend special equipment as required to meet individual needs in consultation with school personnel.
  • To recommend modifications to school buildings and playgrounds to enable student participation and to meet individual needs.
  • To refer, as appropriate, to other services and agencies.
  • To carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Principals of Student Services, Student Services Coordinators and/or the Superintendent of Student Services.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited university physiotherapy or occupational therapy program with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Eligible for registration with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association or The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Physiotherapists must be members of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
  • Occupational Therapists must be members of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Minimum of two years pediatric experience. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, time management and presentation skills are required.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.

Additional Information:

  • In the application process, you will be prompted to provide at least three (3) professional, supervisory references (including full name, position title, work location/organization, and email address) in the job posting screening section of the online application. We do not contact references prior to practicum/interview.
  • The York Region District School Board spans a wide geographical area. Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists positions are located throughout the York Region District School Board. For your information, a list of YRDSB Schools is provided.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of students and communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community.

Therefore, in pursuit of the Board’s values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan. Candidates who have strong racial literacy practices and a commitment to dismantling anti-racism, anti-oppression, and creating identity-affirming spaces, in order to intentionally disrupt racist and hateful acts.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to sovereignty, equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
  • South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified).
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in the communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize the duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. If an accommodation is required, requests can be made in advance of any stage of the recruitment process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team. Please make this request to or a member of the Recruitment Team. If this position is a school based LTO/Contract Teaching position, please email the Principal directly to request the accommodation to be made at the school in collaboration with Human Resource Services, Disability Management Team.

Important Note for YRDSB Employees: If you have a current accommodation in place through Disability Management, please inform your Disability Management Case Manager to ensure that your accommodation needs can be met in the new role that you are pursuing. If invited to participate in the hiring process, and you are unable to perform the essential/bona fide requirements (e.g. physical, cognitive requirements), please notify the Recruitment Team by emailing to review next steps (in the email please reference the job title you are applying to).

Important Information for CUPE 1734 Members:

LA.11.7 Those twelve (12) month employees filling vacancies as a result of their applying to a job posting are to remain twelve (12) months at their position. Ten (10) month employees are to remain in their position until the end of the school year. This requirement can be waived with permission from the Superintendent responsible for Human Resource Services. This does not prevent employees from applying for a position or from applying for a promotion during the twelve (12) month period.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) from the police jurisdiction in which they reside or an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through Sterling Backcheck prior to commencing employment with the Board. The PVSC and E-PIC documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment. Should you go through the E-PIC process it is the candidates responsibility to download the results and provide a PDF copy to the Board upon instruction. Should you go through the PVSC process, it is the candidates responsibility to provide the results to the Board upon instruction.

Online applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and job description and as reflected in the application. Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The personnel file of all internal applicants will be reviewed as part of the selection process.

Posted On
May 21, 2024
Closing Date & Time
June 28, 2024 11:30 PM EST/EDT

Job Type
Full Time, Part Time, Contract
Job Category
Management & Professionals
Job Open To
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents, ECE, EA and Support Staff
Regional Spec. Ed Services
$66,888 - $99,944 (pro-rated for positions less 100%)
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter