Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is looking for an Occupational Therapist who is responsible for providing early intervention therapy services including interpretation of referrals, initial interviews and assessments, interpretation of assessment findings, intervention planning, modifications of interventions, and discharge decisions.
- Utilize screening procedures to identify referred children who may benefit from occupational therapy (OT)
- Assess the child’s functional status through clinical observation in appropriate settings (home, in daycare, etc.), administration of formal OT assessment, and consultation with family/caregivers
- Provide recommendations to the family/caregivers to facilitate development of the child’s functional skills and promote independence; recommendations would include programming suggestions, therapeutic activities, specialized equipment, environmental modifications, and/or referral to other agencies/professionals
- Facilitate family/caregivers’ implementation of recommendations and active participation as members of the child’s team through provision of education, training, resources, and support, within the scope of the program
- Monitor functional status of each child to identify changing strengths and needs, and update recommendations accordingly
- Maintain a complete clinical record for each child
- Respect and maintain confidentiality
- Maintain a family-centered, culturally sensitive approach to service
- Develop appropriate caseload management strategies including prioritization, goal directed programming/intervention, waitlist management, and program evaluation
- Maintain statistical records
- Collaborate with other CSFS programs and outside programs as applicable.
- Maintain consultation with management regarding program developments, concerns, etc.
- Participate as appropriate in community initiatives and/or committees
- Maintain professional development through attendance of in-services, workshops, courses and conferences as appropriate
- Maintain consultation with management regarding program developments and concerns
- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
- Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Medicine.
- Registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC.
- An equivalent combination of education, training, or experience may be considered
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- First Nations Culture and traditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
- Experience working in an office setting, serving clients, and answering routine inquiries
- Experience with assessment, diagnosis and therapy of children 0-6 years.
- Experience dealing with special needs children and their families
- Willing to work as part of an early intervention multi-disciplinary team.
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrate administrative skills and self-motivation skills.
- Follow the Canon of Ethics as outlined by CASLPA.
- Ability to work independently and within a team setting
- Computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel); able to prepare spreadsheets and operate word processing programs and Adobe Acrobat
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to compose business correspondence
- Lifting of office boxes and supplies may be required
- Communication with a wide variety of internal and external clients is required
- May be required to work evenings and weekends
- Exposure to regular travel to remote locations
- May be required to use own vehicle
In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.
How to apply: Go to www.csfs.org/jobs and “click to view our postings.
Deadline to apply: January 26, 2020. Please submit a cover letter and resume.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.