Occupational Therapist

Competition #22-046

About the Role

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children (3-18) and their families in Alberta. We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners. CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.

The occupational therapist (OT) completes formal and informal assessments on an as-needed basis and creates intervention programs to promote the development of motor proficiency. OT intervention enables engagement in occupations of daily living such as self-care, academic and recreational activities. The occupational therapist works with collaborative, patient-centered interdisciplinary teams in CASA’s day programs. These teams include an OT assistant, mental health therapists, classroom behavioural specialists, psychiatrists, teachers, clinical managers, SLP/SLPAs and more.
 

Job Description

Reporting to the clinical manager and working with the professional practice lead - testing and treatment, the occupational therapist provides occupational therapy assessment, intervention, and consultation to support children, youth and families receiving mental health services within CASA’s programs and services. The occupational therapist practices according to the code of ethics and practice standards of Alberta College of Occupational Therapists.

  • The occupational therapist provides evidence based occupational therapy assessment, intervention and consultation including:

    • Assessment and treatment of deficits in self-care, leisure, productivity and school readiness/functioning resulting from physical, cognitive, developmental, sensory, and psychosocial impairments or environmental impacts.

  • Integrates assessment and other data to establish appropriate long and short-term goals and provide occupational therapy to promote, maintain and restore health.

  • Monitors, evaluates and modifies occupational therapy care plan based on effectiveness of interventions and/or changes in condition or environment, in collaboration with the patient and care team.

  • Participates in the development of children’s mental health teaching and resource materials.

  • Acts as a resource and provides supportive training to team members to assist in their professional development.
     

Job Details

Union: In-Scope

Classification: Occupational therapist

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre

Multi-Site: Yes

Minimum Salary: $38.91

Maximum Salary: $49.92

Hours Per Shift: 7.75

Shifts Per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
 

Qualifications

  • Graduate or Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

  • A minimum of two years recent pediatric occupational therapy experience.

  • Member in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists.

  • Knowledge of evidence based, pediatric occupational therapy assessment, consultative and intervention practices.

  • Experience working in community based, school based, and/or day program settings.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or unexpected situations, flexibility in approach to interpersonal situations.

  • Knowledge of the Health Information and Protection of Privacy Information Acts in addition to professional organization’s ethics and standards of practice.

  • Respect and understanding of confidentiality/ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personal and sensitive information.
     

Please Note:

  • All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.

  • Closing Date: July 21, 2022

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: employment@casaservices.org quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.