Help people with have complex mental health illnesses achieve and maintain optimal health.
In this role, you will:
- Assess clients’ occupational performance using an evidence-based approach,
- Plan, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented services
- Participate in interdisciplinary research, and contribute to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services
- Educate and counsel clients/families
As the successful candidate, you will also:
- Plan outcome-oriented occupational therapy services by collaborating with the client, caregivers/family and other health care providers, ensuring occupational performance issues important to the client are addressed
- Identify how to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational potential
- Engage the client in activities associated with occupational roles and the client’s goals; assess and modify as needed
- Lead groups to address clients’ behavior and development needs
- Coordinate client care for clients by applying case management principles, carrying out health, psychosocial, functional/environmental and safety/risk assessments, identifying problems, addressing issues in collaboration with clients, families and physicians, interdisciplinary team members. Participate or leads inter-agency and/or multidisciplinary team case management.
- Educate and counsel clients/families regarding clients’ functional and rehabilitation issues in their behavior and development, personal life, education, leisure and work; and guides other caregivers, health service providers, staff and other community agencies.
- Contribute to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services
- Provide clinical guidance to rehabilitation staff and participate in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education.
- Independently manage a complex caseload
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- A baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy
- Two (2) years’ recent, related experience working in a psychiatric setting with individuals who have complex mental health and addictions issues or equivalent
- Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
- Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
- Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness, psychosocial rehabilitation methodology and the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff
- Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources
- A demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
You have demonstrated abilities to:
- Identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma
- Effectively manage conflict and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques
- Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
If this sounds like you, apply now!
As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics. In addition to direct services, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.
BC Mental Health & Mental Health Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
- Temporary, Full-Time (until December 2021)
- Wage: $33.83 to $42.19 per hour
- Rotating Days; Rotating Shifts
- 3405 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC
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