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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1 - Adult Mental Health - Temporary Part-Time (0.5 FTE)
 
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CANADA;
Job Category: Therapy, Healthcare Support
Job Industry: Healthcare
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2012
 
Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

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Job Title: Occupational Therapist 1 - Adult Mental Health
Work Site: Mt. Pleasant
Status: Temporary Part-Time  (0.5 FTE) to MAY 3, 2013
Start Date: APR 10, 2012
Salary: $29.9 - $37.29 per hour
Hours: 0815-1615 and 0815-1215
Reference#: 047588

JOB SUMMARY:

RECOVERY RESPECT RESILIENCE VANCOUVER COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IS COMMITTED TO COLLABORATING WITH CONSUMERS AND FAMILIES TO BUILD ON STRENGTHS, TALENTS AND INTERESTS IN ORDER TO FOSTER A COMMUNITY OF HOPE, GROWTH AND SELF-DETERMINATION. Working within the context of a client centered care approach and the vision/values of the Vancouver Coastal Health, the Occupational Therapist plans, develops and implements psychosocial rehabilitation assessment and intervention to clients referred to the program. Collaborates with family members / significant others, inter-disciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training & Experience:
Masters/Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences from a recognized program. One year satisfactory experience in a psychiatric setting working with adults, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid B.C. Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid. An ability to speak a second language may be required. 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, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness. Considerable understanding of occupational therapy principles and techniques/ psychiatric rehabilitation principles and techniques. Working knowledge of community health agencies and available services. Considerable understanding of vocational/educational assessment procedures together with a comprehensive knowledge of community resources and social services. Demonstrated abilities in facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques, and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate and modify rehabilitation programs/services and to plan/deliver and evaluate therapeutic programs. Demonstrated groupwork skills. Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload and adapt to a changing caseload. Demonstrated ability to conduct functional and specialized OT assessments. Working knowledge of psychiatric disorders. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proven ability to defuse difficult and complex situations. Proven ability to respond therapeutically to clients by telephone Ability to stimulate clients' interest, assess results of programs and work effectively on an individual or group basis. Ability to work with a culturally diverse population. Ability and commitment to work well with administration support and clerical staff are essential. Basic computer literacy. Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. ***Employees of VCH must apply via the "Internal Application Process". Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

JFTHP City_Vancouver WS2 WS3 WS1


 

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