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Job No: 104972
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

  • Enjoy a competitive salary with a host of great benefits and three weeks of vacation plus another paid week off over Christmas!
  • Don't miss this opportunity to develop your practice with a team of experienced professionals.
  • Finish each working day knowing you have truly made a difference to your colleagues and the organization.

About the Organization

The word “thrive” speaks to the goal of each of our staff members whether they work directly or indirectly with the children and youth we support. Thrive embodies the conviction and commitment that all staff have knowing that we can help change their lives. We don’t simply work with the children and youth we serve; our goal is to see them reach their full potential. In other words, to THRIVE!

THRIVE Child Development Centre is a non-profit Children’s Treatment Centre employing over 50 staff made up of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Therapy Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, and Administrative support staff. We provide inter-disciplinary pediatric rehabilitation, respite care coordination, an onsite inclusive child care program, and resource support to community child care centres in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. Our philosophy of service delivery upholds family involvement and enablement as an integral part of an effective intervention. Our services support the long-term outcomes of community participation and quality of life.

For more information please visit our website.

About the Area

Northeastern Ontario is the land where there are as many myths and legends as there are things to do. Northeastern Ontario is vast and beautiful, with thousands of unspoiled lakes and waterways dotting the landscape, ancient red pine forests that have stood tall for generations, and unique cities and attractions all connected by roads that will expose you to some of the most beautiful natural vistas you will ever experience. Northeastern Ontario is truly a place like no other offering a large range of activities for all seasons.  As always in the north, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming, canoeing, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and many other outdoor pursuits are available in abundance.

For more information about this majestic area, please visit

About the Opportunity 

Thrive is currently seeking a Physiotherapist to join our dynamic, self-motivated group of healthcare professionals. This is a unique work experience for a physiotherapist who is interested in becoming a key member of a team that addresses the healthcare issues of children.

In this role, you will support children and youth in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding areas throughout the District of Algoma. Using a family-centred, strengths-based approach, you will join our experienced and dedicated professional staff to provide a range of assessment, intervention and community based services. This role can be based out of either our Sault Ste. Marie or Elliot Lake branch offices.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing assessment and treatment for children in your caseload along with guidance for their parents, guardians, or related services.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practices through professional development, including participation in professional development teaching/learning opportunities with centre staff, teaching staff, or associated agencies.
  • Promoting and ensuring a safe workplace environment.
  • Communicating all matters of importance to appropriate members of the organization in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Representing the organization in various community activities and events such as committees, public speaking, presentations, and seminars. 

 If you are seeking a dynamic and challenging role in supporting the motor development of children and youth with a variety of physical, developmental and communicative challenges, this is the position for you.

To qualify for this role you must have either a Bachelor or Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and be eligible for membership in the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. You will also be required to hold a valid driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle. The ability to provide services in both French and English would be considered an asset.

Our ideal candidate will have a valid First-Aid and CPR certificate. You will also possess excellent communication skills both verbally and written, while being a family-focused individual who truly enjoys working as part of a team.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work, you will receive a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

In addition, you can look forward to the following perks: 

  • HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan) with employer matching of $1.26 for ever $1 contributed.
  • Relocation expenses up to $1000.
  • Paid sick days.
  • 3 weeks of vacation per year on joining with an additional paid week when the office closes for Christmas.
  • Payment of travel related expenses.
  • Both flexible working hours and comp time for hours worked outside of regular hours based on client needs/travel.
  • Payment towards CPR/First Aid certification or recertification along with paid personal development time.
  • 2 additional statutory holidays in addition to the 9 that are legislated.
  • Social events such as the monthly pot luck and the annual golf tournament held every August.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a family-oriented, close-knit team of individuals who are committed to the wellness of the communities they serve - Apply Now! 

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