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Physical Therapist/Physiotherapist (1.0 FTE)

Position Description
School District 60 (Peace River North) is seeking applications for a Physical Therapist / Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is a professional health discipline primarily directed towards the prevention and alleviation of movement dysfunction to promote maximal independence for the student in his/her home, school, and community. Physiotherapists provide services to children with orthopaedic, neurological, muscular, spinal, or joint dysfunction. These services include assistance in physical positioning to promote optimal physical access, assistance in maximizing independence for students who have limited mobility, and prevention and alleviation of movement dysfunction. The services performed by a physiotherapist in schools may include screening, assessment, consultation, program planning, and assistance in diagnosis, treatment, equipment selection/adaptation, training, and research.

These services may include:
• Screening/assessment;
• Consultation for school staff/families;
• Training of staff to carry out routines, such as positioning, seating, feeding, or motor activities for optimal maintenance of students in classroom settings during the school day; and
• Monitoring and ongoing evaluation of students in classroom settings related to physical therapy.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
Standards of training for physiotherapists are determined by the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia, which has the authority to issue licences to qualified practitioners. The CPTBC sets standards for entry into the profession, registers physical therapists, sets and enforces a set of rules that registrants must follow, and develops programs to promote the highest standards of physical therapy practice. Registration with the CPTBC is mandatory to work as a physical therapist/physiotherapist in British Columbia.
• Eligible for Canadian Physiotherapist Association membership and member of the B.C. Association of Physiotherapists.
• Thorough knowledge of PT techniques and procedures in paediatrics acquired through graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• Experience working with children, preferably in a school setting.
• Ability to work with a variety of physically disabled students in different settings.
• Paediatric experience desirable.
• Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) training desirable.

An Ideal Candidate will:
• Provide competent, supportive, and compassionate approach to service.
• Be motivated by the success of the school team.
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Be able to establish positive relationships with the school team, student, and their families.
• Work as part of a dynamic school district team around the needs of students.
• Have a strong, collaborative approach to therapy. Up to date on the most relevant techniques and equipment.
• Be willing to work as an interdisciplinary team, including CYSN, Northern Health, BCCH, Sunnyhill, and other health related agencies.
• Pursues ongoing professional development and involved in related professional affiliations.
• Have an understanding of a school environment, and a willingness to learn about education policies, processes, and procedures.

For more information please contact:
Keith MacGillivray, District Principal of Inclusion Education at (250)262-6075 or email at

Please note: All applications with relevant documentation must be made online through for consideration for the position.

About School District 60
School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage, and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others, and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 21 schools, with a 22nd forward-looking and innovative school currently under construction. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6,000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, AB. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life, and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60
• New Teacher Mentorship opportunities
• Professional development opportunities
• Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
• Curriculum and teacher supports
• French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
• Advanced technology facilities and resources
• Progressive and growing district