WM-675 | Occupational Therapist 1

WM-675 | Occupational Therapist 1

19 Mar
Vancouver Coastal Health

19 Mar

Vancouver Coastal Health


Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist 1Work Site: Intensive Tertiary Rehab, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BCStatus: Regular Part Time (0.8 FTE)Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $35.27 - $43.81 per hourHours:


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 141140-cye

Come work as an Occupational Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the Intensive Tertiary Rehab team at the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC Apply today to join our team!

As an Occupational Therapist you will:

- Provide occupational therapy services to individuals who have complex mental health illnesses and may have co-occurring addictions and medical conditions, to enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes, by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

- Perform assessments of clients’ occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach.

- Plan and implement outcome oriented services, and evaluate the effectiveness of the services.

- Prepare and maintain records.

- Participate in interdisciplinary research, demonstrate safe and effective resource utilization and quality management, and contribute to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services.

- Use your knowledge and skill in the area of professional practice to independently manage a complex caseload and implements occupational therapy services utilizing diverse intervention approaches.

- Act as an Occupational Therapy resource for the designated areas and provide education and counseling to clients/families.

- As required, contribute to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services, provide leadership, direction and clinical guidance to rehabilitation staff and participate in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education.


Education & Experience

- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

- Two (2) years’ recent, related experience working in a psychiatric setting with individuals who have complex mental health and addictions issues or equivalent.

- Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).

- Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Knowledge & Abilities

- Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.

- Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology.

- Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.

- Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources.

- Ability to identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma.

- Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.

- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.

- Broad knowledge of therapy theory and clinical practice within a client and family centred model of care.

- Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.

- Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

- Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.

- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.

- Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.

- Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated program/area.

- Basic understanding of trauma-informed care

- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

- Basic knowledge of clinical standardized tests and measures.

- Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.

- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

- Skill in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate to occupational therapy treatment.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ''going first'' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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