The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Health and Wellness
Competition Number: HW24-50E

Halifax Water is inviting applications for one (1) Regular, Full-Time Occupational Therapist which is part of the People and Culture Department and has full time hours.

Halifax Water's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve, at all job levels. Halifax Water believes a diverse workforce positively contributes to its success, and the success of our community.

We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ community, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Indigenous persons. Halifax Water encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter.

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for their personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations and Halifax Water's Occupational Health and Safety Program Manual.

Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and up-to-date resume quoting Competition #HW24-50E, confirming their interest by 4:30pm on May 29, 2024.

What you'll do


The Occupational Therapist is directly responsible for improving workplace occupational health and assist the Occupational Health and Hygiene Practitioner in the management of leaves, return-to-work, accommodations, wellness and other general health related programs and benefits provided by Halifax Water. The Occupational Therapist will collaborate with employees to understand their health goals and assess their abilities in relation to job demands. Providing education on health-related topics, and work with employees who have experienced illness or injury to develop return-to-work schedules. Taking a holistic approach, the OT considers the interplay between the person, environment, and occupation, aiming to foster a safe and health-conscious work environment.

A copy of the full job description and required qualifications for this position may be viewed on our corporate website at

What you'll need


Minimum qualifications for this position include post-secondary education in Occupational Therapy. Additionally, experience in occupational health and/or an industrial workplace setting is considered an asset. Familiarity with working with organizations such as WCB (Workers' Compensation Board), LTD (Long-Term Disability), and disability management is also advantageous. Candidates with experience in conducting work site visits and analysis are preferred. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Occupational Therapists Occupational Health Occupational Therapy Teamwork Adaptability Empathy Problem Solving Effective communication Assessment and Observation Record Keeping and Documentation

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A little bit about us

Halifax Water

As Atlantic Canada's Largest Water Utility, our purpose is to supply and safeguard sustainable, high-quality water services.

Everything we do at Halifax Water is tied to our purpose. With employees who are dedicated to supplying high-quality services for water, wastewater, and stormwater, through a 'One Team One Water' attitude, we can meet the challenges of a growing population, aging infrastructure, and increasing regulatory compliance.

Halifax Water employees strive to be stewards of our environment and are fueled by a passion to serve our communities. Employee commitment and dedication of service mean a great deal to our customers, stakeholders, and to Halifax Water.

As an employee, Halifax Water is proud to offer you:

  • Pension & Benefits: We invest in our employees. As a member of our team, you will have access to a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, fitness incentives and much more. Learn more about the benefits of working at Halifax Water on our website;
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We continually foster a more diverse workforce representative of our communities at all job levels. We know that a diverse workforce positively contributes to our success and the success of our community.
  • Career & Professional Development: We encourage job development opportunities for all employees, including on-the-job training, tuition assistance, eLearning courses, classroom-based training, and more.

We are committed to providing a safe and hazard-free work environment. Our employees' health and well-being are a top priority, and we promote a safety-first culture to provide daily healthy, safe, sustainable, and reliable services. We take this responsibility seriously and feel immense pride in reaching beyond industry service standards.

As a public service utility operating critical infrastructure on behalf of our customers, our employees are trained in Emergency Measures Operations (EMO) and Incident Command System (ICS). This type of training allows Halifax Water to respond to all emergencies, from simple water main breaks to keeping customer water flowing (water, wastewater, and stormwater) through Hurricanes and other major natural events.

To learn more about What We Do, visit Halifax Water .