Careers

Symbiosis offers a wide range of meaningful career opportunities for persons with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Every individual is treated with respect, highly-valued, and engaged as a member of the Symbiosis.

It takes a Village to support a child

As a group of like-minded individuals, Symbiosis Team works as one tribe to empower our families and children to live meaningfully every day. But to truly impact the lives of children and their families, our Team finds it most rewarding to work hand-in-hand with the people who share our Vision – no matter what might be their service area or job title. Through a Multi-disciplinary approach, we pool our resources and talent to create the best possible outcomes for those in need. Symbiosis Team values the importance of teamwork, and that’s why it takes a tribe to truly make lives count.

Current Vacancies

Where Are the Leaders in our Therapy field?

You might have to rack your brain a bit to think of examples of therapy leaders in the private practice sector, and that’s not surprising. The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, and like many other professions, Behavior Consultancy, Occupational therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology are also trying to find its footing.

We Need Good Leaders

Now, more than ever, good leadership is needed in these professions.

We are often conditioned to think of ourselves as battle-worn soldiers, doing the hard work on the front lines with our clients. We sweat, laugh, and cry with them and share their ups and downs in ways only a therapist can. Yet in order to preserve the sanctity of what we do—to keep our clinicians happy and our clients receiving the care they deserve—we need good, strong leaders in our profession.

  • Leaders who will defend our clients’ rights to our care.

  • Leaders who will work for therapists’ health, well-being, and financial security.

  • Leaders who are experienced therapists themselves.

Symbiosis is planning to redesign our multi-disciplinary clinics to achieve higher levels of organizational effectiveness

Why We Need More Therapists Leading the profession?

Right now, as in so many other professions, it can feel like everything we do is dictated by financial terms in a clinic, and if we’re not “productive” or to the extents “evidence-based” as termed by some other professional bodies. But that’s not actually the case, and we can change perceptions if we speak up, lead, and advocate for change.

Where to Start

Whether you are ready to apply for a managerial role or you are simply looking to start practicing more leadership skills in your current role, if you are reading this, we assume that you already have these qualities growing in you. We look forward to seeing how you wield them.

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV (including your expected remuneration) to careers@symbiosispediatrictherapy.com. We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in a relevant field (Special Education, etc.)

  • Qualification as a RASP Level A or Level B consultant, with experience working with and training others in the areas of behavioral psychology, assessment techniques, treatment design, and implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Provide initial and ongoing assessments of a child’s behavioral needs, and functional abilities

  • Develop and document therapeutic intervention plans for children directly related to assessment results and based on the industry’s best and evidence-based practices

  • Provide training to families and caregivers in implementing these interventions

  • Attend staff meetings and other training opportunities

Hours

We have full-time, part-time and contract positions available

Flexible work schedules available with additional options of completing the administrative part of the work (e.g. report writing etc.) from a home office

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV (including your expected remuneration) to careers@symbiosispediatrictherapy.com. We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

This posting is open until filled.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited Canada Occupational Therapy Program and /or successful completion of Canadian O.T. certification exam process

  • Licensed to practice under the College of Occupational Therapists of BC

  • Minimum one (1) year clinical experience. Experience in Sensory Integration therapy and in working with children in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Motor development, and Sensory Processing will be an asset

Key Responsibilities

– Work with clients and their families to set OT goals which are occupation focused and are targeted, measurable outcomes

– Provide direct service, consultation, mediation and education to client, family and community providers with a focus on maximizing a child’s function in the areas of self-care; productivity (school and play skills) and leisure (community participation)

– Utilize research to establish and support evidence-based practice

– Provision of in-school consultations to parents and/or teachers as and when needed

Hours

We have full-time, part-time and contract positions available

Flexible work schedules available with additional options of completing the administrative part of the work (e.g. report writing etc.) from a home office

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV (including your expected remuneration) to careers@symbiosispediatrictherapy.com. We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

This posting is open until filled.

Qualifications and Experience

– Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

– Registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.

– At least one year of related clinical experience is an asset.

– Eligibility for registration on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) is an asset

– Must be comfortable working independently in the clinic.

Key Responsibilities

– Work with clients and their families to set Speech therapy goals which have targeted and measurable outcomes

– Provide direct service, consultation, mediation, and education to client, family, and community providers with a focus on maximizing a child’s communication-verbal or non-verbal mode.

– Utilize research to establish and support evidence-based practice

– Provision of in-school consultations to teachers as and when needed

Hours

We have full-time, part-time and contract positions available

Flexible work schedules available with additional options for completing the administrative part of the work (e.g. report writing etc.) from a home office.

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV (including your expected remuneration) to careers@symbiosispediatrictherapy.com. We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. This posting is open until filled.

Duties:

– Assist the Occupational Therapists/Speech Therapists with carrying out treatment programs for clients.

– Participate in group therapy.

– Prepare assessment and treatment materials.

Qualifications:

– Therapy Assistant Diploma.

– Proficiency in medical terminology will be an asset

– Ability to successfully work independently and under supervision.

– Ability to work in a team environment

– Ability to maintain successful working relationships; ability to meet and interact with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible, and reassuring manner, tact, courtesy, and alertness in public contacts.

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV (including your expected remuneration) to careers@symbiosispediatrictherapy.com. We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. This posting is open until filled.

Duties:

1. Carry out treatment programs/ Behavioral Intervention plans with children.

2. Prepare treatment materials in collaboration with the Consultant.

Qualification:

1. Behavior Interventionist Training (Preferable).

2. Demonstrates the ability to successfully work independently and under supervision.

3. Demonstrates ability to maintain successful working relationships; ability to meet and interact with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible, and reassuring manner, tact, courtesy, and alertness in public contacts.

Interested applicants, please email your application and CV (including your expected remuneration) to careers@symbiosispediatrictherapy.com . We thank all applicants, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. This posting is open until filled.