Hearings Officer & Decision Editor

Posting Date:
Oct 15, 2022
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Area of Law:
Administrative Law
Position Type:
2+ years



The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) regulates Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) and exists to protect the public interest. By ensuring that RMTs maintain professional Standards of Practice and are held accountable for their conduct, CMTO protects the public’s right to receive high quality, safe and ethical Massage Therapy treatment.

his is a full-time contract position covering a 12-month maternity leave, with the potential for extension beyond 12 months. Our collaborative team has a growth mindset and a strong dedication to our mission. Our offices are conveniently located just steps from transit at Davisville subway station in midtown Toronto. Under our “Remote First” working model, CMTO staff work remotely most of the time but are be expected to come onsite for meetings as required.
If you’re an analytical thinker with strong legal writing skills and a passion for administrative law, then we can’t wait to meet you!

CMTO is seeking a Hearings Officer & Decision Editor to support the Hearings Office by ensuring efficient hearings and timely drafting of decisions. The Hearings Officer will attend and facilitate virtual hearings and provide writing support to discipline panels. This role liaises with hearing parties, members of the Discipline Committee and independent legal counsel.

As Hearings Officer under the direction of the Manager, Hearings, you will:
• Assist in drafting decisions that articulate panels’ reasons by consolidating deliberation materials and summarizing evidence and party submissions.
• Attend hearings and provide direct support, including technical/logistical support, to discipline panels, hearing parties, and witnesses, inclusive of arranging Zoom meetings, conducting technical tests and note-taking.
• Proofread and edit decisions and other hearings-related documents for grammar, spelling and factual accuracy. Revise and update hearings-related templates and materials as required.

• Superior legal writing and editing skills and ability to summarize large volumes of information.
• Proven organizational skills to manage high volumes of work and meet case management targets.
•Technical skills to navigate a range of virtual meeting tools and comfortablehosting remote legal proceedings.
•Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues using discretion,professionalism and good judgment.
•Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.

•Post-secondary degree in law and a minimum of 2 years of experience in aregulatory/adjudicative setting.
•Professional knowledge of administrative law and processes in a regulatory ortribunal environment is required, with demonstrable experience supporting thework of adjudicators in a legal writing capacity.
•Knowledge of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Massage TherapyAct, 1991, rules of evidence, and case law developments in health professionalregulation.
•Previous experience working with councils, boards and/or committees would beconsidered an asset.
•Knowledge/skills in avoiding potential triggers when interacting with individualswho have experienced sexual abuse.
•Advanced proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Office suite, legal researchdatabases, and case management tools.

To be considered for this role, please forward your resume and cover letter to resumes@cmto.com Please state the job posting title and your name in the subject line of the email.
CMTO is dedicated to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+, BIPOC persons, racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CMTO. Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
​All recruitment activities including interviews and onboarding will be conducted virtually. 
CMTO is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact resumes@cmto.com.


Contact Name Lesley Rasmussen

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