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We are hiring!

Thrive Occupational Therapy is excited to announce that we will be hiring an Occupational Therapist to join our growing team! 

About Thrive Occupational Therapy

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

We deliver client centered services to adults and children primarily in their own homes, workplaces, and within school-based settings.


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


Job Description:

Thrive Occupational Therapy is seeking a contract Occupational Therapist to join our growing team. This is a sub-contractor position with a caseload that will develop and grow gradually. The majority of the caseload will be working with the pediatric population, with opportunities to take adult referrals. Experienced Occupational Therapists are preferred and compensated accordingly.





  • Ability to work independently and an understanding that the initial learning curve and shadowing may mean extra unpaid hours of work

  • 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



An Occupational Therapist providing community-based services to clients in different stages of rehabilitation. Duties include:

  • Primarily assessing and treating clients in the community, in their homes, and/or workplaces

  • Working with clients with physical, cognitive, and/or mental health conditions

  • Providing services to a range of different customers (WCB, various insurers and government programs, private pay, and others)

  • Delivering care independently, with support from our team

  • Preparing and submitting timely reports

  • Defining your caseload (client mix and number of files)

  • Return to Work Support Services

  • Home Assessments; Assistive devices

  • Ergonomic Assessments

  • Hospital Discharge



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy from an approved accredited University

  • Current registration with 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 section check required

  • Preference given to those with experience working with the pediatric population

  • Preference given to those with experience working within mental health

  • New Graduates are welcome to apply

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 Type:

  • 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.

Please send your resume to We invite you to apply and share with any friends or family who may be interested in this position!

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