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Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Bilingual Provincial Manager, Equipment Services Program

Bilingual Provincial Manager, Equipment Services Program (1.0 FTE two year contract) 

The Organization 

Ever wanted to change the world for the better? We do too! Every day, our staff works towards SCIO’s vision of making Ontario a more accessible and inclusive community. We believe in the power of choice, for all, and we want to change the way the world sees people with disabilities. Our founders envisioned a better, healthier, more inclusive life for people with spinal cord injury and set out to make it so. We are honoured to carry forth that tradition every day in Ontario, as we work for and with people with SCI to live the life they choose.

Job Summary 

As part of a dynamic Client Services team, the Provincial Manager Equipment Services Program will develop a program to respond to client equipment needs through the continuum of care by working with SCIO regional staff and other contacts to source donated and/or new equipment. The position will involve assessing client needs, where necessary, and working with community OTs to ensure client needs are met. In addition, the role will require working with the five major SCI rehabs and other heath care facilities to support discharges, and in the community the focus will include addressing changing equipment needs. A component of the role will include accessing funding sources to support a collaborative approach in meeting the essential equipment needs of clients.

Reporting to the Director, Client Services you will: 

  • Manage equipment donations, determining what equipment can be safely reused.
  • Source gently used and new equipment. 
  • Devise a system for determining the distribution of equipment. 
  • Develop partnerships with equipment vendors and manufacturers to repair, store, and clean equipment and to transport it to clients in need. 
  • Track all equipment activity to include any funding requirements both internally and externally. 
  • Work with Resource Development on proposals to increase the funding for equipment. 
  • Work with rehab and community OTs in support of equipment for clients.
  • Conduct assessments for equipment as and when needed.  
  • Complete other duties, as required.  

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of the issues faced by people with SCI and other disabilities.
  • Combination of training and/or relevant experience in disability issues, program development and program management.
  • A Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy combined with registration/licensing with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists in good standing required.
  • Assistive Devices Program authorizer preferred.
  • Experience liaising with equipment vendors/manufacturers, community organizations and government and outstanding exemplary relationships in these areas. 
  • Sales and/or private sector experience an asset. 
  • Computer proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite including advanced skills in excel and application of case management databases an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in English and French. 
  • Proven organizational, planning and time management skills. 
  • YYour experience, knowledge and positive relationship-building skills, coupled with a solid record of responsiveness to meet the demands of a result-oriented environment, commitment and dependability, make you the ideal candidate for this position.

Given the essence of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, lived spinal cord injury experience will always be considered an important criterion among the criteria that are part of any given search. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving  accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities while ensuring inclusive, barrier free selection processes and work environments.  
SCIO is committed to equity diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment processes. We strive to create a workplace that reflect the communities we serve, and everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work with a sense of belonging. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.  

Upon request, this position may require a Police Record Check, language assessment and credentials verification. Please forward your resume and corresponding cover letter with salary expectations in confidence by September 7, 2021, to: Human Resources , SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, Email: hr@sciontario.org

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