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Job Title:
Occupational Therapist

Posted Date:
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Functional Discipline:
Mental Health - Inpatient

Job Description

Job Posting #:0000190703
Position Available: Occupational Therapist
Status: Regular Part Time (0.5 FTE)
Program: First Episode Psychosis Intervention
Union: O.P.S.E.U
Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends

Internal employees must apply by midnight on August 20, 2019.

The Community Mental Health Program is currently seeking a part-time Occupational Therapist to join their First Episode Psychosis Intervention team. The Occupational Therapist will provide comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and psychoeducation to clients and families experiencing first episode psychosis in collaboration with both the JBH team and the broader "Regional" team. The Occupational Therapist will utilize their skills and knowledge in the application of Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards and best practices and in accordance with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. The Occupational Therapist will implement best practices, such as Client Centred Wellness/Recovery Models, and engage in therapeutic partnership with clients, their families, hospital, and community resources.


- Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy, Master's Degree Preferred
- Current certificate of registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
- Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
- Minimum 5 years community experience with skills, knowledge, and attitudes commensurate with the provision of intensive clinical case management services and crisis intervention functions are required
- Experience in early intervention in psychosis required
- Current and demonstrated knowledge of unique developmental issues impacting transitional age youth and young adult clients and their families preferred.
- Current and demonstrated knowledge of psychotic illnesses including etiology, prognosis and treatment modalities required.
- Current and demonstrated group leadership skills using a psycho educational model, including knowledge of group functioning and process and an ability to use group techniques and skills developed through a combination of experience and academic preparation.
- Current and demonstrated communication skills, interviewing skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Current and demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in the principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation, psycho education and recovery including hope and empowerment.
- Current and demonstrated ability to work in collaborative partnership with clients, family and community.
- Current and demonstrated ability to advocate on behalf of clients and families.
- Current and demonstrated knowledge of community resources to support clients and families.
- Current and demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with accessing online laboratory results.
- Knowledge and experience working with clients with Concurrent Disorders.
- Ability to administer structured clinical scales such as AIMS Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, BPRS Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and Global Assessment Functioning (GAF) or willingness to learn.
- Experience in mental health teaching to clients, family and community.
- Ability to assess efficacy and side effects of many different psychiatric medications: mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medications, and antidepressants.
- Willingness to participate in research, and program evaluation.
- Ability to assess efficacy and side effects of many different psychiatric medications: mood stabilizers antipsychotic medications and antidepressants.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the "Apply for Job" button and proceed with the necessary steps. Please note that although we appreciate each and every application, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a visionary community hospital, demonstrating commitment to strong successful relationships between its patients, their families and its health care teams. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate our values of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence; to our patients, families and each other.

Joseph Brant Hospital is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at 905-632-3737 ext. 4129.