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Occupational Therapist 2 – Addictions

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 29, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Occupational Therapist 2
– Addictions Work Site: City Centre Clinic
– Richmond, BC Status: Regular Part Time (0.6 FTE) Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: $37.24
– $46.39 per hour Hours: 1030-1830/0900-1700 Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and statutory holidays Reference: 143428-atr Come work as an Occupational Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the Addictions tream at the City Centre Clinic in Richmond, BC.

Apply today to join our team As an Occupational Therapist with VCH you will: Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.

Act without general supervision and provide occupational therapy services to clients who are seriously affected by substance use and mental health problems to enable clients to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.

Travel to various work locations, and perform assessments on client’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach.

Plan and implement outcome oriented services, and evaluate the effectiveness of the services, and act as a clinical resource for the team.

Prepare and maintain records, participates in interdisciplinary research, demonstrates safe and effective resource utilization and quality management, and contribute to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services.

Contribute to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services, and participate in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Two (2) years’ recent, related experience in a complex health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).

Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Valid B.C.

Driver’s License.

Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated program/area.

Basic knowledge of occupational therapy standardized tests and measures.

Broad knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.

Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.

Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.

Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member.

Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients both one-on-one and in groups.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.

Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.

Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Skill in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate to occupational therapy treatment.

Basic computer literacy.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.