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Pathways Health Centre for Children is a family-centred community agency serving children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs and their families as well as adults for selected specialized services in Lambton County. The Centre provides a full range of pediatric rehabilitation and support services. Aquatic programs in our therapeutic pool are open to people of all ages and abilities in the community. There is also an integrated childcare service (C.A.C.H.É.) on site. Our vision of supporting children, youth and young adults to achieve their potential through effective partnerships aren’t just words, we live it every day at Pathways.

Pathways seeks to lead by example, providing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training to all staff, and supporting a culture of safety for all. In addition to a work culture built on mutual respect and collaboration, we offer:

  • a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • work schedule flexibility
  • membership in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • a generous vacation package (4 weeks to start with additional paid time off in December for full time employees)
  • a comprehensive benefit package for full time employees
  • a technology and home office loan (as applicable)
  • an employee and family assistance plan and
  • a commitment to professional development (budgeted employee allocation)

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The following job opportunities are available:

Child Care Assistant - ContractLifeguardBehaviour Analyst/Board Certified Behaviour AnalystAudiologistCommunicative Disorders AssistantSpeech Language Pathologists Positions


Volunteers complement the care given at Pathways by offering their own unique skills and interest to the children, and by increasing public awareness of the Centre. Volunteers are utilized in a number of capacities, and their support is of significant value to the programs and events in which they participate.

Why do people volunteer?

  • to have fun
  • to meet people
  • to feel appreciated/needed
  • to utilize/develop skills
  • to give back to the community
  • to enhance resume for school/job

Volunteer opportunities vary depending on experience, interest & availability. The majority of our volunteer opportunities are assisting with special events but we occasionally have opportunities working with clinicians to support our client’s participation in a program, assisting with clerical tasks or joining one of our committees.

Some of our special events include:

  • BBQ’s
  • Raffles and ticket sales
  • Golf tournaments
  • Secret Santa Shoppe

Pathways is always looking for a diversified mix of volunteers to join our Board of Directors.  Learn more on our Board of Directors page.

Screening and Application Process

We invite teens (Graduates of Grade 8) and adults to apply to become a Pathways volunteer. Due to the nature of our organization, we require a multi-part screening process that includes an application, interview, proof of immunizations, references and may include a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (depending on the role). All inquiries regarding volunteering can be made through our Contact Us page.

Volunteer helping child draw

Student Placements

Pathways Health Centre for Children welcomes students, and works together with the student and their school to provide placements and job shadowing opportunities that are beneficial to the student and the Centre.

Generally, high school co-operative placements are only available in our on-site child care centre. University and College placements may be available for programs in related fields, provided we can meet the learning objectives of the program.  An interview process may be required for selection of students. Pathways Health Centre for Children does not provide WSIB insurance or financial compensation to students for placement experience. All inquiries for student placements can be made through our Contact Us page.