Occupational Therapist 1, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction

Help people with complex mental health illnesses achieve and maintain optimal health.

In this role, you will:

  •  Assess clients’ occupational performance using an evidence-based approach
  •  Plan, implement and evaluate outcome-oriented services
  •  Participate in interdisciplinary research
  •  Contribute to the development, review and promotion of occupational therapy services
  •  Educate and counsel clients/families


As the successful candidate, you will also:

  •  Plan outcome-oriented occupational therapy services by collaborating with the client, caregivers/family and other health care providers, ensuring occupational performance issues important to the client are addressed
  •  Identify how to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational potential
  •  Engage the client in activities associated with occupational roles and the client’s goals; assess and modify as needed
  •  Lead groups to address clients’ behavior and development needs
  •  Coordinate client care for clients by applying case management principles, carrying out physical and mental health, psychosocial, functional/environmental and safety/risk assessments, identifying problems, addressing issues in collaboration with clients, families and physicians, interdisciplinary team members. Participate or lead inter-agency and/or multidisciplinary team case management
  •  Educate and counsel clients/families regarding clients’ functional and rehabilitation issues in their behavior and development, personal life, education, leisure and work; and guides other caregivers, health service providers, staff and other community agencies
  •  Contribute to the organization and delivery of occupational therapy services
  •  Provide clinical guidance to rehabilitation staff and participate in departmental/program quality improvement initiatives, meetings, research and education
  •  Independently manage a complex caseload
  •  Perform other related duties as assigned


You have:

  •  A baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy
  •  Two (2) years’ recent, related experience working in a psychiatric setting with individuals who have complex mental health and addictions issues or equivalent, including addressing physical rehabilitation/mobility needs of clients
  •  Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
  •  Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  •  Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness, psychosocial rehabilitation methodology and the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff
  •  Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources
  •  A demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health
You can also:

  •  Identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma
  •  Effectively manage conflict and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques
  •  Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  •  Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
If this sounds like you, apply below!

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About Us

Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addictions is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:
We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

  •  $32.60-$40.66
  •  Regular Full Time and Casual Opportunities available
  •  Burnaby, B.C.
  •  Monday-Friday 0830-1630
  •  78806

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