Position Title: Occupational Therapist
Position Type: Permanent, Part-time Position
Salary: To be discussed.
Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2013
Roles and Responsibilities
- Conducts assessments to determine a child’s current level of functioning, strengths, and weaknesses
- Implements and administers occupational therapy programs to facilitate development of new and current skills
- Select and provide therapeutic interventions to facilitate the child’s learning and enhance their performance in various developmental areas
- Adapts and modifies environment accordingly based on the child’s needs and presentation
- Monitors the child’s progress through clinical observation and consultation with other stakeholders (parents, teachers, other health care professionals, behavioural interventionists)
- Reviews and modifies intervention programs
- Documents all occupational therapy intervention services provided and maintains administrative records in accordance with COTBC
- Participates in team meetings to communicate child’s progress
- Maintains, organizes and prioritizes caseload and treatment environments
- Participates in professional development opportunities to assist in making evidence-based practice decisions
- Uses good time management skills
- Develops a cooperative and constructive working relationships with peers and other members of the Sense Ability OT team
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of OT frame or references, models of practice, principles and updated clinical practices
- Knowledge regarding Sensory Integration theory and practices
- Knowledge of COTBC and CAOT legislation, regulations, and policies and procedures
- Demonstrates adequate reporting and documentation of clinical assessment or treatment
- Ability to determine need of occupational therapy treatment, select or administer appropriate assessment tools for evaluation
- Ability to participate in multi-disciplinary educational team meetings to develop Individualized Education Programs
- Ability to adapt to and modify environments, equipment and materials as necessary
- Ability to demonstrate use of professional development resources and evidence-based research in treatment and assessment approaches
- Effective oral and written communication
- Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct group sessions for 4-6 children
- Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct continuing education opportunities for staff, parents, teachers, etc.
Education and Experience
- Successful completion and graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program
- New graduates are welcome to apply. Some experience working with children is preferred.
- Certification as an occupational therapist by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
- Member of good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)
- Registered provider with the Registry of Autism and Service Providers (RASP) preferred. Mentorship available for non-RASP members.
- May be required to travel to school sites and homes in the Vancouver and Greater Vancouver area. Access to a vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license is an asset.