Occupational Therapist

We’re looking for an occupational therapist with strong clinical experience in mental health and return-to-work planning. You’ll join our Special Care Services team for a temporary assignment of approximately 10 months, on a full-time basis with a flexible Monday-to-Friday work schedule that works for you and your clients.

In this role, you’ll be a clinical resource and a member of an interdisciplinary case management team that is committed to providing high quality service to workers who have sustained psychological injuries. Experience with treatment approaches such as exposure therapy and motivational interviewing is an asset.

What you’ll do
As an occupational therapist – clinical advisor you will:

  • Assist injured workers to overcome the challenges associated with mental health and return-to-work
  • Complete job site visits and job demands analyses
  • Lead return-to-work meetings with workers, unions, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and monitor gradual return-to-work plans

Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Independently, and as part of an interdisciplinary team, prioritize, plan, and organize a challenging and variable workload
  • Educate, consult, and motivate others and act as a resource to co-workers
  • Build and maintain trusting and cooperative working relationships with individuals and organizations in an environment that is often adversarial
  • Work in a computerized environment using Microsoft software

Your background and experience:

  • Full registration and current membership in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
  • A minimum of five years of clinical OT experience that includes a combination of mental health and return-to-work planning
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 210,000 employers in our province.

What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward a defined benefit pension plan. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply
Visit our career page at and select Current Opportunities to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

Application deadline: August 10, 2017

Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.

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