New Job Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics In Nova Scotia

Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics
Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics

Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : From $62.50 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

About Thrive Occupational Therapy

Thrive Occupational Therapy (Thrive OT) is a locally owned and operated company dedicated to serving children (ages 1-19 years) within the Halifax Regional Municipality area and across Nova Scotia. ​

​We deliver person-centered services to children in our clinic, as well as in their homes and within school-based settings.

We are a company that celebrates the individual differences of each child using a sensory motor framework, as well as play and emotional connections, to support the development of motor, behavioural, cognitive, and social skills.

Job Description

Thrive Occupational Therapy is seeking an Occupational Therapist with 1 to 2 years of pediatric experience to join our growing team. This is a sub-contractor position and the caseload will be working with the pediatric population (ages 1- 18 years). Experienced Occupational Therapists are preferred and compensated accordingly.

Preference will be given to Occupational Therapists seeking full-time hours. Part-time options are available: however, we would require at least 2 full days of availability per week.

The Occupational Therapist will need a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel up to 1.5 hours outside of Halifax. Alternatively, if you are living near Bridgewater, Truro, or in the Valley, we would be happy to speak with you. Travel will be compensated.



  • Ability to work independently and complete all assessments, reports, and follow-up visits in a timely manner.
  • Assess strengths and needs of children referred for occupational therapy, through formal and informal evaluation, as well as consultation with the family and other community partners e.g. school, psychology etc.
  • Develop and implement individualized therapy programs for each child based on evaluations and re-evaluate progress at regular intervals.
  • Collaborate with the family, child, and community partners for program development and implementation
  • A strong background in sensory processing, emotional regulation, trauma informed approach to practice, fine motor skills, handwriting, self-care skill development, as well as developmental and relationship-based approaches to support children and families.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with the child, family, and their team
  • A passion for working with children and families with developmental needs


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy, from an approved accredited University.
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS) with professional liability insurance.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Additional car insurance coverage for business use.
  • Legal ability to work in Canada.
  • Criminal background check and vulnerable sector check required.
  • Preference given to those with experience working within mental health.

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Compensation is hourly as a percentage of billings (contractor). Starting at 50% of hourly rate with potential to increase based on relevant experience.
  • Travel time
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Mentorship and supervision available
  • Education stipend available

Job Types:

  • This position is a contract position within the private sector and thus the pay is hourly for billable hours worked. Hours worked may be flexible week to week based on the caseload and client cancellations. However, we are seeing a large influx of referrals and require a reliable Occupational Therapist that can jump in quickly with our team.

Please send apply through Indeed, or alternatively sent your resume to our email found at

Job Types: Full-time / Part-time

Salary: From $62.50 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Flexible schedule


  • Monday to Friday
  • Evening shift (occasionally but not a requirement)
  • Weekend availability (if desired by hired OT)

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Halifax, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required).
  • Willing and able to travel up to 1.5 hours outside of Halifax (required)


  • Occupational therapy: 1 year (required)

Work Location: Primarily community based but clinic space available, depending on need.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 12-30 per week

Salary: From $62.50 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Flexible schedule

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Halifax, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • occupational therapy: 1 year (required)

Work Location: In person