Vancouver Coastal Health

Occupational Therapist 1 - Adult Mental Health

Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Therapist 1 - Adult Mental Health
Work Site: Raven Song Mental Health & Addictions - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.98 - $44.79 per hour
Hours:

0830-1700

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 169414-jzh

 

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the Raven Song Mental Health & Addictions team in Vancouver, BC. 

 

Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions 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. Apply today to join our team! 

 

As an Occupational Therapist working with Adult Mental Health you will:

  • Plan, develop and implement psychosocial rehabilitation assessments and interventions to clients referred to the program.
  • Collaborate 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 & Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Sciences from a recognized program.
  • One (1) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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