Job Posting #21362

Occupational Therapist


Closing Date:Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
  
Department:Public Health and Emerg Servs
Location:Community Mental Health
Type:Regular Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1757
Salary:$34.76 - $43.45 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

Summary


As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Occupational therapist is to provide comprehensive assessments and treatment to persons with severe and chronic mental health concerns. 

This is done through the completion of psychosocial assessments, administration of diagnostic tests and observations, individual treatment planning, ongoing evaluation of client progress and goals, and integration of treatment recommendations within a case planning model. 

Provides occupational therapy intervention, consultation and acts as a professional resource to a diverse team. 

Acts as an external resource and provides consultation to other mental health and community service providers.



Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy required. 
  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of 4 - 5 years experience in a mental health setting.

Skills

  • Ability to work with persons with histories of substance abuse and mental illness and other co-occurring disorders in developing life roles, independence and balanced lifestyle through the establishment of therapeutic and supportive professional relationships. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and knowledge of local resources
  • Computer skills an asset

Special Requirements

  • Must be registered as a member of the Ontario College of Occupational Therapists
  • Must maintain ability to travel in a timely manner to other offices, work locations or sites as authorized by the Corporation for business reasons.

Other Conditions

Please note that this position is subject to Day, Evening and Weekend schedules.

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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