• Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Outpatients

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/28/2019 8:07 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Full time
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Full time Occupational Therapist – 0.8 FTE

    Community Outreach & Treatment Team

    Mental Health Services


    7.5 Hour Shifts (Days- Monday to Friday)



    This is an advanced Intensive Case Management occupational therapy position in an Outpatient setting. This position provides individual and groups psychiatric treatment and support, based on psychosocial rehabilitation principles and Recovery principles, to individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness and functions as part of an interdisciplinary team.


    Primary responsibilities include:
    • Client-focused case work including individualized assessment, service coordination and Community Treatment Order service planning.
    • Development of Crisis and Discharge Plans and Occupational Therapy assessments.
    • Direct treatment and support, coordinating patient care with community services and general practitioners. Minor focus on group facilitation. These services will be delivered both in the community where patients reside and in the office.
    • Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.



    • Must be registered with College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
    • Must be eligible for membership in CAOT or OSOT
    • 3-5 years experience in an adult mental health setting
    • Must have experience in a variety of short-term individual, group and milieu therapy modalities
    • Proven strong consultation skills with Physicians, Community Therapists,
    Support Workers and families
    • Demonstrated group facilitation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to critically appraise current mental health literature
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve issues with minimum supervision
    • Working knowledge of current best practices related to treatment of Severely Mentally Ill persons.
    • Demonstrated understanding of psycho-social rehabilitation and Recovery models
    • Demonstrated skills in crisis assessment, intervention, and de-escalation
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and community service providers
    • Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health assessments, risk assessments, mental status examinations, and development of crisis, and discharge plans
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Community Treatment Order Legislation, Privacy Act, Health Care Consent Act, and other relevant legislation.
    • Excellent critical thinking skills
    • Excellent interviewing, verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills
    • Current Ontario Driver’s License and own transportation
    • A second language of any kind would be an asset
    • Good attendance record


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