Vancouver Coastal Health

Occupational Therapist 1 - Mental Health & Substance Use

Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist 1 - Mental Health & Substance Use
Work Site: Mental Health Rehabilitation Housing-Consumer Initiative, Richmond Mental Health Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.98 - $44.79 per hour
Hours:

0830-1630

Days Off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 160306-jzh

 

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

A brand new dynamic and exciting position!

 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to join the team at Richmond Mental Health Services.  This is a new team, supporting clients with mild to moderate brain injuries due to substance use. The OT will complete cognitive assessments and treatment as outpatient visits or see the clients in their own environment. The OT may also lead groups. This position is in Richmond and will involve both outpatient rehab and outreach in the community. The team will consist of an Occupational Therapist 3, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Assistant, Social Worker, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist. Apply today to join our team! 

 

As an Occupational Therapist with VCH you will:

  • Provide occupational therapy services to enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes, by working under the general supervision of another Occupational Therapist
  • Perform assessments on client’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach.
  • Plan and implement outcome oriented services, and evaluates 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.
  • As required, contribute to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services, and participate in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized program supplemented with two (2) years’ experience in a psychiatric setting or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
  • As required, valid BC Driver’s License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation.
  • Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area.
  • Basic knowledge of occupational therapy standardised tests and measures.
  • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients both one-on-one and in groups.
  • 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.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment and in the techniques appropriate to occupational therapy treatment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

 

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.