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Posted: November-21-16

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

DEPARTMENT: GAIN
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
STATUS: PERMANENT FULL TIME
SHIFT: ALL SHIFTS
COMPENSATION: $29.422 - $40.715
UNION: SEIU
AVAILABLE TO: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
DATE POSTED: NOVEMBER 8, 2016
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Working as a member of the interprofessional team, the Occupational Therapist (OT) will provide the functional assessment component within the GAIN program, as well as geriatric assessments for clients referred through various sources. The OT also provides education, consultation and liaison to clients, caregivers, family members, staff and community agencies and other service providers in Haliburton County in relation to safety and functionality in the home. Recommendations will be designed to optimize safety and function to support frail seniors living at home. The OT will also participate in program development and evaluation. The OT practices in accordance with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) Professional Standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy or equivalent and member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) in good standing
  • More than 2 years previous experience in clinical work with geriatric clients required, including screening for depression, psychosis, suicide risk and cognitive status
  • Current Class G Ontario Driver’s License
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise using a number of occupational therapy theoretical models and therapeutic modalities (i.e. individuals, family, groups) in crisis, short term and case management as appropriate
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, and ability to adjust language or terminology to meet the needs of the audience
  • Computer skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the services, resources and programs available within Haliburton County
SUBMIT RESUME VIA E-MAIL TO: hr@hhhs.ca
PLEASE QUOTE JOB NUMBER: 2016-71
DEADLINE: November 30, 2016 @ 1600 Hours

Haliburton Highlands Health Services thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are contacted by HHHS regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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