POSITION TITLE: Physiotherapist (9-month contract)
(0.6 FTE – 3 days/week)
DEPARTMENT: Performance Services
SUPERVISOR’STITLE: Interim Lead Physiotherapist
Application Deadline:
Wednesday July 26, 2017
(4:00 p.m.)
LOCATION Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre,
100-875 Morningside Avenue,
Toronto, ON, M1C 0C7
SALARY: $40,000 – $45,000 (plus benefits)
(0.6 FTE – 3 days/week)
Interviews: Friday August 4th, 2017


The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is committed to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through expert leadership, services and programs.

The purpose of this role is to provide world-class support to targeted National and Provincial Sport Organizations in the area of Physiotherapy to facilitate overall performance enhancement. The primary role of the physiotherapist is to support identified sports, while helping to continuously expand and further develop this service area at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO). Duties include working closely with coaching staff and other Sport Medicine practitioners to work with athletes in the training environment and in competition, focusing on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury. This is achieved through baseline and ongoing assessments, program development customized to the needs of individual athletes, the facilitation and instruction of hands-on and self-directed exercises and therapies and collaborating with the Integrated Support Team (IST), in order to achieve a holistic approach to athlete development


• In collaboration with the coaching staff, develop and deliver of physiotherapy support predominantly with development athletes in the following sports – Freestyle Skiing, Diving, Synchronized Swimming, Men’s Indoor Volleyball, Judo, Canoe/Kayak, Athletics and Curling
• Conducting baseline musculoskeletal assessments of athletes and screenings to assess health and physical condition
• Able to attend and provide comprehensive support at identified competitions and training camps
• Preparing emergency action protocols for injury during practice, outlining how to facilitate contacting ambulance should injuries occur
• Developing treatment plans based on clinical assessment, diagnostic imaging and other consultations,
• Delivery of evidence informed therapy including manual therapies and other modalities.
• Managing immediate and longer-term rehabilitation of athletes (maintain accurate and up to date electronic medical records (EMR), assist in coordinating specialist appointments and consultations)
• Evaluate current research to broaden your knowledge of the sport as well as general knowledge of trends and findings within the field of therapy
• Foster effective working relationship with sport coaches to understand coaching philosophy and sport program goals
• Provide comprehensive feedback (presentations, publications, reports) of results and interpretation to athletes and coaches
• Overseeing the maintenance of sport-therapy equipment
• Conducting inventory of supplies such as tape, band aids, gauze and contributing to order planning by notifying Lead, Therapist when supplies are depleted
Integrated Support Team
• Communicate effectively on a regular basis with other IST members to provide a holistic approach to athlete performance
• Work using a collaborative approach to tackle sport specific challenges and questions
• Attend and contribute to sport specific IST meetings
• Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners within the IST

• Maintain an accurate record of work conducted
• Be an active member of company by participating in staff meetings, other meetings and seminars as required
• Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to your profession or other codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports medicine practitioners in general
• Maintain a proactive approach to personal Professional development
• Present workshops, lectures and seminars as required by the Director, Performance Services (including but not limited to, Advanced Coaching Diploma, Coaching Conferences, National Sport Science & Medicine Advisory Committee meeting)
• Undertake any other reasonable duties for Director, Performance Services and other colleagues as requested

Working Conditions/Special Requirements
• As the Canadian and Ontario high performance sport systems are in the process of some major changes in the delivery of Sport Performance programming and services, staff must be able to work in a highly dynamic and flexible client service environment.
• Required on occasion to work irregular hours, weekends and be on-call for emergencies for time sensitive and priority issues.
• Ability to travel is necessary with 5-6 weeks in total required domestically over the 9 month period.
• G Class Driver’s licence beneficial.

Qualifications and Skills
• Advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Physiotherapy
• Sport Physiotherapy Certificate or Diploma (SPC), an asset
• Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a high performance sport environment (including National and International Competitions).
• Advanced soft tissue training an asset.
• Experience developing and implementing injury prevention routines for athletes
• Experience working with female and aesthetic sports will be perceived as an asset.
• Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System an asset.
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
• Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with a high degree of independence and initiative.
• Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities

Company-Wide Behaviours

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, staff, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances.

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is a recognized world leader in the delivery of applied sport science, sport medicine, athlete/coach and staff development, resulting in more Canadian athletes on the international podium.

Values – Commitment, Synergy, Integrity, Openness (CSIO)

We take care of each other, we serve the organization to the best of our abilities, we provide the highest quality of service to our clients.

We respect and recognize the contributions and diversity of our team, we interact in ways that bring out the best in each other, we build proactive relationship to achieve success.

We are consistent in our actions, we present unvarnished truth in an appropriate transparent manner.
We are accountable for our actions.

We are authentic in the way we interact with each other, we embrace a solution-oriented approach
we welcome timely feedback on how to improve.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter (in one PDF document) to:
Search Committee,
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
E-mail: careers@csiontario.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is an equal opportunity employer.