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Occupational Therapist, North Halton Mental Health Clinic, Regional Municipality of Halton

Oakville, Ontario
Deadline February 8, 2013

Department: Health
Location: North Halton Mental Health Clinic
Position: Occupational Therapist
Salary Range: $37.53 - $46.90 Per Hour (Pay Grade 7)

NOTE: Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

This position is being offered on a permanent part-time basis working 28 hours per week.

Position Summary

Within a multidisciplinary, community based psychiatric mental health setting, the Occupational Therapist will provide assessment, screening, diagnostic, and occupationally based intervention services for children and youth referred by their doctors for consultation regarding mental illness. In collaboration with the clinical team, family members and community support providers (children’s mental health, education, primary care, hospitals), the Occupational Therapist will ensure the development and implementation of a concrete, comprehensive individualized treatment plan.

Preferred Background:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy and a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Experience with the administration of standardized assessments, familiarity of DSM criteria, crisis intervention, group skills, activity analysis, training and experience in mental health and substance misuse.
  • Demonstrated experience with developing successful, prescriptive treatment plans for children and youth experiencing mental health issues. Experience working with children and youth, families, health, mental health and educational service providers in order to affect positive change for clients. The position requires proven time management, verbal and written communication skills, consultation skills with families, care providers and other professionals in the field are required. Must have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team. Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Working Conditions

The position will be required to work outside normal 8:30-4:30 office hours on average one to two days a week. Travel will be required among locations within Halton Region. Incumbent must supply own transportation.

Duties:

  • Develops and implements specialized, child, youth and family centred, occupation based life skill development plans in collaboration with psychiatrist and other members from the NHCYPP team, clients, families and related health care and educational providers
  • Collects, interprets and analyses information regarding day to day functioning and mental health status of clients
  • Works closely with psychiatric team and service collaborators in the interpretation of diagnosis, best occupational treatment approaches, family support and monitoring of clinic clients
  • Educates and liaises with client’s parents, caregivers and other supports related to understanding mental illness
  • Provides clients with information regarding community resources and
  • Ensures that appropriate referrals are made to other community resources
  • Selects appropriate community resources based on client needs and goals in the living, learning, working and social environments
  • Ensures case records, files and documentation practices are according to clinic policies and procedures
  • Leads social/recreational or other group programming
  • Develops and implements treatment strategies in response to client needs using a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Performs other duties as required

Posted: January 25, 2013
Posting Expires: February 8, 2013
Posting #: H-16-13

NOTE: Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment. Questions about the job application process can be directed to the contact to the right. Apply Online: www.halton.ca

Human Resource Services
Regional Municipality of Halton
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
Fax: (905) 825-4032