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Community Occupational Therapist- Dew Substance Use Program

Fraser Health

This is a Full-time position in New Westminster, BC posted May 12, 2022.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka”pamux Nations.

Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.Are you someone who is passionate about helping others?

Do you want to work for one of British Columbia”s top employers?

Do you have working knowledge of current psychiatric rehabilitation?We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Community Occupational Therapist to join our Rehabilitation & Recovery Program providing regional outpatient substance use treatment services across Fraser Health.

This position will be located in New Westminster.

The work schedule is Week 1 ( 08:30-16:30 Monday – Friday and Week 2 ( 12:00-20:00 Mon; 11:00-19:00 Tues; 10:00-18:00 Wed; 09:00-17:00 Thurs; 08:30-16:30 Fri).Effective October 26th, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).

Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.Build on your education and experinece as you:Screens and assesses client”s functional capacity, occupational performance, and environmental supports to make appropriate referrals by reporting client”s occupational profile, skills, limitations, support needs, and goals.Reviews relevant clinical information and discusses the referral with the team including the client, their most responsible clinician and agencies involved by interviewing the client, significant others and/or natural supports, and other professionals and services to determine the appropriate use of assessment tools.

Conducts home assessments/community visits as required.Analyses and reviews assessment results with the client to determine a course of action, and provides verbal and written assessment reports to the case manager and other relevant stakeholders such as housing support staff.Assists client and agency to determine the best method of achieving the desired results; supports client orientation to the service, and provides ongoing support and advice to both client and agency.

Where necessary, refers clients to other services.Provides individual and group treatment with selected clients of the mental health and substance use program by collaborating with inter-professional team members to determine recovery priorities and goals, and providing group leadership/co-leadership to meet psycho-education, skill development, and other needs.Identifies appropriate Frame of Reference for intervention/treatment and reviews assessment results; , develops treatment goals with the client and treatment team, identifies resources required for treatment, including tests, materials and equipment, initiates the required funding requests, and provides individual treatments as required to restore, develop, or maintain occupational performance/functional responsibilities.Assists in the provision of education regarding rehabilitation and recovery to mental health & substance use program staff.

Identifies education needs and/or provides education to service providers, and assists in the development of training workshops to meet their identified needs.Applies psychosocial rehabilitation approach with mental health & substance use program clients/consumers to facilitate clients” effective entry and participation in psychosocial rehabilitation, education, employment, and leisure programs, and provides information to assist the most responsible clinician in facilitating the client”s effective rehabilitation.To join the organization we require you to have:Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).Two (2) years”” recent related experience working in a community mental health and/or substance use setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.Valid B.C.

Class V Driver”s License and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes.If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents.

We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work.

Work hard and have fun while you do it.Curious to learn what it”s like to work here?

Like us on Facebook (fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.Rate: $37.24 $46.39 / hourRate: $37.24 $46.39 / hour