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Physiotherapist, Rexdale Community Health Centre

Etobicoke, Ontario
Deadline May 17, 2013

Rexdale Community Health Centre is currently seeking:

Part-Time (Contract) Physiotherapist

Rexdale Community Health Centre is a multi-service centre providing primary health care, settlement and community development activities for women, families, youth, adults, and seniors of diverse cultures.  The Centre is currently recruiting, a Part-Time Contract Physiotherapist to support and work with clients in order to assist, support and evaluate their physical wellbeing needs. As a member of the interdisciplinary team the Physiotherapist is responsible for treating clients using recognized techniques, and working within the framework of the determinants of health and with an emphasis on prevention and health promotion, to overcome or optimize the clients’ ability to manage physical health problems. The Physiotherapist will participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical programs and services.


  • Provides physiotherapy treatment by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating treatment programs for clients with neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction;
  • Assesses for assistive devices (mobility equipment) and completes applications, where appropriate, for the Assistive Devices Program;
  • Maintains professional competence through appropriate continuing education methods;
  • Maintains physiotherapy equipment, supplies and educational material for professional and client use;
  • 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;
  • Contributes to the Centre’s activities to collect, analyze and report on data and relevant information, and participates in research when appropriate;
  • Safeguards client records, assures confidentiality of client information, and seeks to minimize risk;
  • Identifies areas where the development of protocols and procedures is needed to improve client services or to promote more effective staff functioning;
  • Promotes awareness of and participation in Centre activities;
  • Incorporates and strengthens collaborative and interdisciplinary work;
  • Contributes to programs and services cycle of planning and evaluation, and participates in centre-wide planning, committees and staff meetings as appropriate;
  • Facilitates health education in group settings to meet client and community needs;
  • Fosters self-help, mutual aid and capacity building by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programs that address needs of community;
  • Liaising with other healthcare personnel to supply and receive relevant information about the background and progress of patients, as well as referring patients who require other specific medical attention.
  • Develops and reviews treatment programs;
  • Supports the Centre’s student and volunteer placement programs, and supervises students and volunteers as required;
  • Where appropriate, develops partnerships and alliances to optimize health care service provision and address needs of community;
  • Contributes to the Centre’s efforts to secure and maximize resources for current and new programs, services and activities;
  • Assists with budget preparations and monitoring, as appropriate


  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Physiotherapy from a recognized university
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Eligible for membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current physiotherapy techniques
  • Three to five years of experience in a health care setting with preferred experience in the community
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to best practices, ongoing learning, and client centered care and knowledge of community health care;
  • Familiarity with client centered and self-management approaches to chronic disease.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications; including Microsoft and electronic health records.
  • 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;
  • ADP authorizer, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program leader, and/or Falls Prevention Program Leader are assets
  • This position requires flexibility in hours of work to support accessible program service delivery and the center hours of operation. As such the position entails evening and weekend work
  • Proficient with computer software including MS Office, Internet and email
  • Must be able to provide criminal record check clearance
  • Ability to speak a second language (e.g. Spanish, Punjabi, and Somali) will be an asset

Salary: $55, 251-$66,568 per annum (salary depends on experience)
Hours: 15 hours per week
Status: non-unionized position
Starting date:  ASAP-(contract- 6 months) with potential to a full time 1 year contract or part time permanent.

Please apply in confidence to:

Sonia Rashid
Human Resources Manager
Via email:
Please quote ‘PT’ in the subject line.

Deadline: May 17, 2013.

We would like to thank all interested candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note this is a unionized environment-UFCW Locals 175 and 633

The Rexdale Community Health Centre is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from people representing the diverse community we serve.