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Work as An Occupational Therapist For Enhance Ability In Canada

Enhance Ability is a private practice Occupational Therapy provider with 15 years of service in Prince Edward Island. 


Our mission is to provide equitable access to Occupational Therapy for all Long Term Care residents in Prince Edward Island.


We are on the lookout for a registered Occupational Therapist to be a casual addition to our team. 


The successful candidate will visit long term care centres throughout PEI.

Job Description


  • Location: Summerside, PE
  • Terms of Employment: Term or Contract.
  • Salary: 52.66 hourly
  • Start Date: Starts as soon as possible.
  • Vacancy: 1 Vacancy.
  • Verified: Career Beacon verified.


Advertised until: 2024-04-27





  • English




  • Completion of a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy


  • Eligible for licensing with the Prince Edward Island College of Occupational Therapists


  • Experience as a practising Occupational Therapist is an asset.




  • Conducting functional assessments on patients to determine the care they require


  • Developing, planning and implementing appropriate occupational therapy programming for the resident


  • Working independently to respond to resident inquiries, provide follow-up care and/or make referrals to other health care providers and agencies


  • Acting as a resource person to other team members, health care providers and the facility


  • Perform various other duties as required


Job Requirements


  • Licence: Occupational therapists must be licensed to practice by Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board.


  • Clinical experience: Previous clinical experience through internships or volunteer work is often required.


  • Communication skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals.


  • Physical stamina: Ability to stand and move for extended periods to assist patients with physical rehabilitation.


  • Continuous learning: Commitment to continuous professional development and staying updated with advancements in occupational therapy practices.




  • Assessing clients’ physical, mental, emotional, and developmental abilities to determinepersonalised their needs and goals.


  • Creating  plans to improve clients’ ability to perform daily activities and achieve their goals.


  • Using a variety of interventions and exercises to help clients improve fine motor skills, coordination, balance, and other abilities.


  • Recommending and training clients on how to use specialised tools and equipment that can help them with daily tasks.


  • Teaching clients and their families about strategies and techniques to help improve daily functioning and independence.


  • Working with doctors, nurses, social workers, and other professionals to coordinate comprehensive care for clients.


  • Tracking clients’ progress and adjusting treatment plans as needed to help them achieve their goals.


Job Qualification


To become an occupational therapist, you will need to complete the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree: In most cases, you’ll need to complete a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as psychology, biology, kinesiology, or occupational therapy.


  • Master’s degree: You’ll need to earn a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) or a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) from an accredited program. Some programs may offer a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree.


  • Fieldwork experience: As part of your education, you’ll need to complete supervised fieldwork or internships to gain practical experience working with clients.


  • Soft skills: Applicants should possess excellent communication, empathy, patience, and quick problem solving skills. They should also be able to work effectively as part of a team.


Additional Information




  • Mentorship by an Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience


  • Member of an interdisciplinary team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.


  • Paid mileage


  • Flexibility in which days to work


  • Safe work environment


Who can apply for this job: Unfortunately, this company does not accept applications from outside of Canada.


How To Apply


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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the role of an occupational therapist?the

A: An occupational therapist (OT) helps individuals of all ages overcome physical, mental, or developmental challenges that may hinder their ability to engage in daily activities. Occupational therapists work with clients to improve their fine motor skills, cognitive abilities, and overall independence, often by using adaptive techniques or recommending assistive devices.


Q: What kind of qualifications do you need to become an occupational therapist?

A: To become an occupational therapist, you typically need to complete a master’s degree in occupational therapy and fulfil specific clinical fieldwork requirements. Upon graduation, you must also pass a national certification exam to become a licensed occupational therapy practitioner.


Q: In what settings do occupational therapists work?

A: Occupational therapists can work in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, mental health facilities, and private practices. They also provide services in clients’ homes, community centers, and workplaces, tailoring their interventions to meet the unique needs of their clients.


Q: What are some common conditions that occupational therapists help with?

A: Occupational therapists assist individuals with a variety of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injuries, developmental disorders, mental health challenges, physical disabilities, and age-related conditions such as arthritis. They develop customised treatment plans to address each client’s specific goals and needs.


Q: What is the impact of occupational therapy on individuals’ lives?

A: The impact of occupational therapy is profound, as it empowers individuals to participate in meaningful activities and engage in everyday life with greater independence and satisfaction. Occupational therapist interventions can help individuals regain motor function, improve cognitive abilities, manage stress and anxiety, and ultimately enhance their overall quality of life.

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