The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists is currently recruiting for the position of CAOT - North Regional Director. The position is a contract position working up to 1 day per week. Residency in one of Canada’s northern territories is a requirement for consideration of this position.
The CAOT - North Regional Director will represent the occupational therapy membership of CAOT-North by working with the Advisory Committee and local occupational therapy leaders to advance the northern practice needs. This position will require connection to and involvement in the national Practice Networks, the British Columbia and Quebec Chapter programs, and the Volunteer Program. When possible, this position could support the development of local communities of practice.
Entry-level degree in occupational therapy
Currently registered in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia or another provincial college
Demonstrated interest in professional practice and project-based work
Demonstrated understanding of professional issues facing occupational therapists in the northern Canadian Territories
Demonstrated skills in organization and time management
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent collaboration skills
Ability to work from home
Willingness to travel when needed (e.g. CAOT Conference, Planning Retreat with National Office)
Experience with volunteer-intensive service operations and/or non-profit organizations.
Experience with MS Office Standard (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Excellent working knowledge of personal computer software.
The CAOT-North Chapter Regional Director is responsible for:
Serving as the primary contact in the territories regarding issues related to occupational therapy for the membership, relevant consumer groups, governments and other organizations interested in health care/ social services
Providing input to policy and decision-making affecting occupational therapy
Planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating organizational activities to meet CAOT’s strategic objectives regionally
Working closely with all CAOT teams
Keeping abreast of territorial developments in occupational therapy, health care and wellness arenas
Description of Duties:
The CAOT-North Regional Director progresses specific operational objectives that support the strategic priorities of CAOT. Operational objectives are typically related to advancing professional practice and local advocacy efforts and may include, but are not limited, to:
Tracking and promoting the use of the Northern Legacy Fund
Development of a communications platform for CAOT-North members (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Newsletter)
Chapter infrastructure development (e.g. supporting the needs of the Advisory Committee)
Contributing to resource development regionally and nationally
Networking with local occupational therapists, healthcare providers, regional stakeholders, and government officials to move forward operational objectives for CAOT-North members.
To apply please send a cover letter and your resume by August 21, 2020 to
Suzanne Maurice Director of Administration, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.
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