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WEECHIITTEWIN FAMILY SERVICES
Invites applications for a

DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPIST
(Full Time Permanent Position)
DESCRIPTION:
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services is currently seeking a Developmental Therapist.
The Developmental Therapist will provide direct services within a trauma
informed, culturally safe and rehabilitative framework. The Developmental
Therapist will participate in the development and implementation of individual
care plans and goals inclusive of the individual, family and community input.
RESPONSIBILITY:
The Developmental Support Services Therapist will report to the Developmental
Support Services Manager.
DUTIES:

  • Provides global screening of children and youth and identifies specific areas of

strength and need;

  • Recommends culturally safe, trauma informed developmental screening or

assessment tools;

  • Responsible for the development of child/youth treatment plan in collaboration

with the child’s family and other service providers;

  • Responsible for the documentation and appropriate dissemination of client

discharge summaries;

  • Responsible for ongoing documentation to the child’s/youth case record to

ensure compliance with all regulations;

  • Engages and coordinates case conference for the planning, progress reporting

and discharge of children/youth from the developmental support
services program;

  • Prepares for and attends developmental support services team meetings and/

or group supervision to review cases;

  • Adheres to all legislation around privacy, safe storage of records and release/

access to information;

  • Provides developmental therapy to children or youth as per their plans;
  • Ensures developmental services are provided in a culturally safe manner;
  • Carries out recommendations made by occupation therapists;
  • Delivers culturally safe, trauma informed Early Intervention Programs to

individuals or groups;

  • Successfully participates and completes professional development training.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor of Education with a college diploma in Early Childhood Education

or a Bachelor of Arts with special emphasis in child development with 2 year
experience working in Developmental Services Program for children and youth;

  • Knowledge of and experience in traditional healing practices, and experience in

working with Elders and Healers;

  • Professional experience in development assessment and report writing;
  • Knowledge of current, trauma informed, best practices for early intervention and

developmental therapy;

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain compassionate, supportive and

empowering relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities;

  • Capacity to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility;
  • Ability to apply intervention crisis strategies;
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports;
  • Respect for individuals and their right to share in decisions about their care;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a necessity;
  • Ability to speak Ojibway or understand the Anishinabe language;
  • Must possess valid Ontario Driver’s License; and be able to submit a drivers abstract.

APPLICATION TO INCLUDE:
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
✓ Resume, Cover Letter
Verna DeBungie
✓ 3 references and permission to contact
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services
✓ 1 to be current/past employer
P.O. Box 812
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.