Reference No. TWT-TEAM-OT-0819
PURPOSE: Reporting to the Slhexun sun ‘ts’a’ Clinic Manager, the Occupational Therapist will be responsible for providing community based occupational therapy services, consultation and education to referred clients of all ages, caregivers, staff and community members on rehabilitation interventions, while ensuring patient safety at all times. This position works primarily at the Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre with some travel to local communities. This is a full time, 35 hour per week term position ending on or about March 2, 2020.
- Evaluate a patient’s condition and needs through the observation of tasks being performed, asking questions and reviewing medical history
- Develop specific treatment plans with activities and specific goals to be accomplished to treat and help patients lead more independent and active lives
- Work with patients to develop, recover and improve skills needed for daily living and working
- Coordinate with Speech Language Pathologist for case conferencing and participation in assessment/intervention of children ages 0-5 years old
- Asses patients’ abilities and environment and make recommendations to ensure patient safety
- Educate caregivers about how to accommodate and care for an affected patient
- Other related duties
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: (Please attach all required documents)
- Valid and current practicing registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)
- Graduation from a recognized university in Occupational Therapy
- Minimum 1 year post graduate experience in Occupational Therapy or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Pediatrics experience preferred
- Community experience preferred
- Valid class 5 BC driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
- Criminal Record Check required
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of behavioral and mental health issues that face First Nations people
- Knowledge of Cowichan culture, customs, and traditions or willingness to learn
- Knowledge of internal and external community resources
- Well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- Organizational skills
- Time management with the ability to multitask different tasks simultaneously
- Demonstrated planning and instructional skills
- Knowledge to promote and take action for the provision of safe appropriate and ethical care
- Incorporate continuous quality improvements into practice including but not limited to evaluations, surveys and workplace investigations
Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter stating how you meet the qualifications listed in the job posting. Please reply to the undersigned, quoting the reference number and position title.
Please refer to Reference No. TWT-TEAM-OT-0819
when submitting cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Human Resources Department, Cowichan Tribes 5760 Allenby Road Duncan, B.C.V9L 5J1
Deadline: August 29, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
Only those candidates that are short listed will be contacted.