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Occupational Therapist

Are you looking for a professional challenge? Do you want to be part of an integrated team of professionals helping families by providing hands-on therapies to children and young adults living with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders? You can be part of our story. At ISAND, we’re passionate about providing the highest level of service to produce the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

ISAND is a unique Toronto-based registered non-profit organization, offering integrated multi-disciplinary care for children, youth and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Our team includes clinicians from the following disciplines: Medicine, Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition, and Education. Clinicians work as independent private practitioners, working as part of a registered non-profit organization.

Working at ISAND offers clinicians work as private practitioners with flexibility to set one’s own hours, access to the expertise of a team who specialize in Autism Care, and opportunities for professional growth and development.  ISAND offers competitive wages in the autism field and a supportive environment. To learn more about ISAND, visit


POSITION: Occupational Therapist

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Independent Contractor, Full and Part Time Hours available

LOCATION: Toronto (Yonge/Finch) Primarily in-person therapy, with virtual option when clinically appropriate

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum 5 Years, working with children and young adults with ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide services and supports to children living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. As an Independent Contractor, working as many hours as you like, you set your own hours to meet the needs of clients on the waiting list and your schedule. The successful candidate will be supported by current OT and an interdisciplinary team of clinicians.


  • Assess client needs to determine strengths and objectives
  • Design individual intervention plans in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team and families
  • Plan, organize and conduct occupational therapy sessions using a play-based approach when appropriate, adapting approaches to meet the behavioural, sensory and social needs of the client
  • Provide direct treatment and consultation both individually and in small groups
  • Complete and maintain records in accordance with COTO standards 
  • Contribute to the integrated team model by collaborating with clinicians from across disciplines
  • Keep current with trends in the field by participating in professional development opportunities
  • Follow all ISAND Health and Safety policies including COVID 19 protocols


  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement: treatment, in centre, at the child’s home and/or the community; and family coaching/training
  • Experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong interpersonal skills that support collaboration
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Commitment to evidence-informed practice
  • Ability to provide education and consultation to pre-school and school teachers
  • Other experiences that would be considered an asset include:
    • Sensory Integration
    • Self-regulation
    • Fine and gross motor development
    • Social skills training/facilitation
    • ADL Training
    • Parent coaching
    • Cognitive and Executive Functioning
    • Experience with feeding and swallowing therapies
  • Currently registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, in good standing
  • ‘Clear” Vulnerable Sector and Police Record Check


If this professional opportunity appeals to you, please send a resume and cover letter to subject line OT opportunity. ISAND strives to maintain a inclusive and welcoming environment. We thank all interested parties, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $101.25-$120.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently providing services through a mix of virtual and in-person sessions and are following all COVID-19 regulatory protocols