Specialty Occupational Therapist

Role and Facility Information

The Therapist provides Early Intervention Pediatric Therapy services, working with general supervision under the administrative direction of the Manager for Rehab Services, as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team delivering Family focused care to children 0 – 6 years old in their natural environment. The position requires frequent travel to a variety of settings and locations in Prince Rupert, Coastal Communities and Haida Gwaii. The position requires flexibility in meeting the needs of children and their families.


- Licensed to practise by the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC).

- Masters preferred.

- Preferred 2 years pediatric experience, however, opportunity for mentorship is available.

- Valid BC Driver’s License required.

Skills and Abilities:

- Ability to work with children, families and caregivers.

- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

- Ability to deal with others effectively.

- Ability to organize work.

- Ability to work independently and participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

- Physically able to carry out the duties of the position.

- Ability to be flexible in planning and modifying work day.

- Ability to operate related equipment.


Prince Rupert is a small marine-based port city with one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on Northwest BC's Pacific Coast. It's also a popular stop on various Alaskan cruises. Located 721 km (447 miles) west of Prince George on Highway 16, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia's North Coast, and home to some 12,815 people. The city is located at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by Chatham Sound and many small, uninhabited islands. The area is perfect for exploring and discovering the fascinating history and customs of local First Nations people.

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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is the largest city in northwestern British Columbia and a gateway to the Queen Charlotte Islands, the famed Inside Passage and smaller towns in the area. Amidst fjords, rain forests, lagoons, and sandy beaches, Prince Rupert is surprisingly cosmopolitan with all the modern conveniences of a larger city, including a performing arts centre, restaurants and a lively nightlife. The area is also perfect for learning about the history and customs of local First Nations people, and one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences.

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