Physiotherapist 2 - School Aged Vancouver Pediatric Team (VPT)

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Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC

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From $41.32 To $51.40
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Job Description

Come work as a Physiotherapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join the Vancouver Pediatric Team (VPT)!

Are you an experienced physiotherapist wanting to explore the pediatric field or a new graduate keen to work with children and youth? If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you to join our team! You’ll be joining a dynamic and cohesive team, where you will work together to come up with the best solutions for children. You will be supported and offered endless learning opportunities.

The VPT is looking for a motivated and fun loving PT to join our dynamic, multidisciplinary team of OTs, PTs, RAs and nurses. VPT offers services to school aged children and youth who live in Vancouver and attend Vancouver Public schools. Our goal is to use evidence based practice to work with families and school teams to support children in living healthy and active lives to the best of their abilities. The physiotherapists on our team provide services in clients’ homes and school environments and work collaboratively with other members of the clients’ health care teams. School aged physiotherapists provide a multitude of supports for children and youth which can include, but are not limited to, education of school support workers, equipment prescription and set up, modified PE or activity programs, post-surgical support, transition support - all with the aim of ensuring inclusion and improving daily quality of life and physical well being of the students we work with.

We are passionate about the work we provide and helping our clients’ achieve their maximum potential. If you enjoy working with children and youth, want to be able to work independently in the community with the support of a dynamic interdisciplinary team, and receive all the additional benefits of working with Vancouver Coastal Health (see below?), then apply for our team today! We would love to have you join us!

Pediatric Physiotherapists may be eligible for student loan forgiveness *please note, this must be a British Columbia student loan. Please find more information here: BC Loan Forgiveness Program

As a Physiotherapist with VCH you will:

  • Provide physiotherapy services to specific children (0-19) with physical, neurological and developmental challenges and to those who require episodic or palliative care.
  • Coordinate the care plan for children with complex health needs and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational agencies, and other health care professionals/providers/community agencies to achieve excellence in health services and education.


Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC)
  • Two (2) years’ recent related clinical experience with the designated client population including care management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge in the assessment of neurological, physical and developmental problems and an understanding of available equipment and its appropriate use including wheelchairs, standing frames, walkers and orthotics.
  • Broad knowledge of CPTBC standards of practice and guidelines for physiotherapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and provide interventions for children living with complex health issues.
  • Working knowledge of COTBC’s Essential Competencies of Practice for occupational therapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and provide interventions for children living with complex heath issues.
  • General of knowledge Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction approaches and Strengths-based care.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within a family directed service philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a risk management approach and ethical decision-making principles to complex family and complex health situations.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with care management theory, diversity and multicultural health care practice in working with children, families, care providers, professionals, special interest groups and the public.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of adult learning and group dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of standardized paediatric assessments as well as informal assessments.
  • Demonstrated teaching/training skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver in-service education sessions to lay and professional groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to prescribe and/or recommend a variety of rehabilitation equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to work and to perform all duties with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work independently and to use a cooperative approach to program delivery.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques.
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to deal with others tactfully, effectively and respectfully.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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