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Physiotherapist

Application Deadline: 
05/08/2021
Posting Date: 
04/08/2021
Organization: 
Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Physiotherapist
Full-time; 12 month Maternity Leave contract
Posting Number: 2021-06

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service community agencyproviding programs and services from early years to adults and primary health care to a diverse range of participants within a community development and health promotion perspective. The Physiotherapist will work as a member of an inter-professional team and will provide a comprehensive range of services across the continuum of care, including assessment, treatment, health promotion, supportive care and referrals.

Abbreviated Responsibilities:

  • Develops care plans by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating treatments for clients primarily with acute and chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction, via in-person and virtual care according to the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario guidelines and best practices;
  • Ensures continuum of care is maintained by educating clients and family members, if appropriate, with regard to the management of health care problems and re-evaluating physiotherapy programs considering the context of the clients’ home environment (home visits not required); 
  • Provides consultation and capacity building to other centre staff and community agencies working with clients who may need physiotherapy care;
  • Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates, education and health promotion programs for individuals, families and the community, in order to foster self-help, mutual aid, and capacity building in the area of prevention or management of neurological and musculoskeletal problems according to community needs;
  • Develops and maintains formal and informal networks within the community to optimize health care service provision and address needs of community;
  • Maintains complete and accurate client records, assessment notes and required correspondence;
  • Participates in chart reviews and case conferences, and makes appropriate internal and external referrals;
  • In the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, oversees screening staff as needed, and assists with counting and documentation of PPE supply as needed

Qualifications: 

  • Master of Science in Physiotherapy from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;
  • Registered under the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario;
  • Eligibility for membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association;
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current physiotherapy techniques;
  • Possesses strong exercise prescription skills;
  • Experience in a variety of health care setting with experience in the community an asset;
  • Broad range of clinical experience (including chronic disease management) with different populations using a variety of modalities;
  • Possesses sound infection control practices, and is comfortable in PPE for all in-person encounters
  • Training in manual therapy, acupuncture and/or dry needling considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an inter-professional team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability, commitment to and knowledge of community health care;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education;
  • Experience in the use of computers and various software applications;
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a culturally 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 such as Spanish or Portuguese, is an asset.

Salary Range:  $64,359 - $75,906 per annum, plus extended health benefits and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). This position is part of the bargaining unit.

Start Date:  May 25, 2021.

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Posting Number 2021-06 to hire@dpnchc.ca or mail to
1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre encourages applications from candidates, whose background is diverse in terms of culture, race, language, religion, class and gender /sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodation or any other special needs will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. If you require any accommodation, please advise Human Resources. As a condition of employment, all prospective employees will be required to undertake a Vulnerable Sector Screening with Police Services. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. DPNCHC is a perfume free environment.