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Mar 7, 2022

Opportunity: Now Seeking Peer Assessors

Updated March 7, 2022

The Quality Assurance Program at the College is currently seeking to expand its roster of Peer Assessors. Peer Assessors play a key role within the Quality Assurance (QA) Program as they conduct peer and practice assessments on behalf of the College. The assessments review registrants’ skills, knowledge and judgement and ensure competent and safe occupational therapy services are provided to the public. Peer Assessors help identify gaps in practice and provide coaching to registrants to improve these gaps in real time.

Peer Assessors work on contract, are paid per assessment, and are asked to accept a minimum of two (2) assessments per month based on their own scheduling.  Each assessment takes approximately 4 hours to complete, this includes a 2-3 hour virtual interview and 1 hour of report writing. Peer Assessors are paid per assessment.

Peer Assessor requirements include:

  • being a registrant that is in good standing with the College;
  • having five years experience as an occupational therapist in the province of Ontario;
  • having at least two years experience in one area of occupational therapy practice;
  • successfully completing peer assessor training, including a one (1) hour orientation webinar scheduled for April 11, 2022, and a full day training session scheduled for either April 19, 22, or 26th, 2022;
  • currently not serving on the College’s Board or on a College committee, or having any other role in the College;
  • willing to travel within Ontario to conduct an in-person assessment, if needed;
  • having a computer with a camera and access to a secure and reliable internet service;
  • meeting the eligibility criteria as per the Policy on the Approval of Supervisors and Other Agents of the College

The College also considers:

  • understanding of standards of practice and current legislation impacting occupational therapy practice

  • clinical and non-clinical practice experience
  • demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • experience with conducting performance reviews, behaviour-based interviews, and mentoring peers
  • experience with virtual services, including interfacing with technology to attend meetings, complete assessments online, and review documents
  • bilingual French and English language skills are an asset

If you have questions, or are interested in this opportunity, please contact us or submit your resume and cover letter by March 23, 2022 to:

Lesley Krempulec, Manager of Quality Assurance at: lkrempulec@coto.org.  

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to building, maintaining, and fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We encourage those from equity-deserving groups to apply to our open positions. We welcome and value the unique perspectives and experiences all new people bring to our organization. Accommodations are available upon request.