(Please quote competition number 14.0052)
The Occupational Therapist (OT) in the Outpatient Mental Health Program is responsible for the assessment, treatment and prevention of disorders which affect function in the areas of self care, sociality, productivity and leisure. This position provides assessment and individual and group treatment to referred patients from the Adult Day Treatment and Early Intervention Program.
HOURS OF WORK (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
- This program operates during regular week days. Some evening work may be required.
- This position is at the Keele Street Site. Some cross site travel may be required.
DUTIES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
- This position will support the needs of our Adult Outpatient Day Treatment Program as well as the Early Intervention in Psychosis Program.
- Completes an assessment and establish therapeutic relationships with patients to deliver individual and group treatment.
- Facilitate, maintain and improve cognitive, social and life skills for patients.
- Responsible for assessment, education and treatment intervention in the areas of occupational performance (self-care, productivity and
leisure) as well as other measures as relevant for the program.
- Deliver assessments and/or coverage in other clinical areas of the Mental Health and Addictions Program as needed.
PRE-REQUISITES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
- Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.
- Member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).
- Membership in CAOT or OSOT preferred.
- Minimumof 2 years experience in Mental Health preferred with two years experience in working with patients who have serious and persistent mental illness.
- Certification in the Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour is preferred.
- Experience with addictions care is an asset; particularly the interplay between substance use, history and mental health symptoms is an asset.
- Good understanding and familiarity with currently assessments/tools (i.e. to assess function and cognition).
- Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and ability to convey empathy in interactions with patients.
- Ability to apply principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery in day to day clinical activities preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to assess an individual’s mental status and complete a risk assessment.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a current cover letter and resume to Human Resources (please quote the competition number and position title in the subject line of an email submission):
Humber River Hospital
2111 Finch Ave West
Toronto, ON M3N 1N1
We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights
Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-4413 for assistance.