General Rehabilitation Unit D (LGUD),
Complex Care and Recovery Program
The Complex Care and Recovery Program, General Rehabilitation Unit D (LGUD), is looking for a full-time temporary (10 months) Occupational Therapist reporting to the Unit Manager. You will be a member of an inter-professional member of a team, which provides care to male and female clients under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). Using a new evidence based intervention, clients are provided with specialized psychiatric and discipline specific assessment along with intensive care using Cognitive Adaptation Training Principles. As an Occupational Therapist you will be working toward enabling patients, through assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to motivate and engage them into structured activities that include work and school programs before they re-integrate in to the community. You will provide client-centred care and ensure security and safety and that the COTO standards of Occupational Therapy are maintained. The successful candidate will also conduct various assessments related to your role as Occupational Therapist including functional mobility assessments. You will be responsible for formulating treatment plans, monitoring the response of patients to therapeutic interventions, participating in the preparation of Ontario Review Board reports, participating in the unit risk management program and supervising Occupational Therapy students. The Occupational Therapist will provide a range of treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals including: initial assessments to determine clients’ skills and needs, overall rehabilitation readiness and to evaluate mental status; therapeutic and psycho-educational groups; and, provide individual counselling to support clients rehabilitation goals and needs. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. You will be located at 1001 Queen Street West.
You must possess a Master’s degree from a recognized Occupational Therapy Program and be registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). You must also have membership in either the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapy and/or Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and be a holder of COTO’s pre-requisite Professional Liability Insurance. You also must be eligible for adjunct/status-only appointments with university faculties associated with Occupational therapy that have affiliation agreements with CAMH.
Three years’ experience working with populations suffering from addiction and mental health issues and chronic pain is essential. Formal training and demonstrated knowledge in concurrent disorders, harm reduction and evidence based treatment models within an addiction medicine setting are critical.
The candidate must have competence to perform psychotherapy and experience utilizing cognitive behavioural therapy. Preference will be given to those who hold certificates/certification. The candidatemust also be in ‘independent practice’. For Occupational Therapist incumbents not yet in independent practice who are requiredto practice with clinical supervision, CAMH, in its discretion, will pre-arrange this formal supervisory relationship with the clinical program as a condition of hire, based on capacity.
Certification in Motivational Interviewing is an asset. CPR certification, and experience with TIDES / Progressive Management of Aggressive Behavior are also assets. You have demonstrated functional assessment skills, therapeutic skills with individuals and groups, and conflict resolution skills. Experience in formal risk management strategies and thorough knowledge of the processes and framework of the provincial forensic system and the Ontario Review Board are definite assets. Direct working experience with or lived working knowledge of the diverse communities in Toronto is considered a strong asset. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) combined with computer literacy are required. Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in a second language is an asset.
Please note:This full-time temporary (10 months) position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.
Salary Range: $33.91 - $45.71per hour
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CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.