Reach Child and Youth Development Society has a part time (22 hours per week) permanent position available for an Occupational Therapist (OT) in the Early Intervention (EI) Program. The successful candidate will work with children with varying needs, from birth to 6 years of age, and their families. This position includes benefits and flexible hours. The program values creativity and program development ideas from employees in addition to connection with community partners.
Job Summary: The OT uses specialized skills and knowledge to assist children in the Reach EI Program in developing their maximum potential. The OT completes assessments, plans, and carries out individually or group-designed programs and activities for children with physical, cognitive, and/or sensory processing problems in order to enhance their ability to care for themselves, promote development, and maximize social competency. Consultation services to children and families are also provided. The OT is responsible for managing the OT waitlist, booking appointments, writing assessment reports, writing progress notes, writing discharge reports, setting goals, and maintaining client files. A shared therapy assistant is also available. The OT works on a multi-disciplinary team and may liaise with community professionals and staff from other Reach programs such as the Infant Development Program, Supported Child Development Program, Developmental Preschools, Physiotherapy Program, and Speech-Language Pathology Program. Client visits can occur at Reach, families’ homes, preschool and/or community settings. Travel is required in the city of Delta, with office space in South Delta and North Delta.Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience: A degree in Occupational Therapy is required. Registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of B.C. (C.O.T.B.C.) is required. Previous pediatric occupational therapy work experience of 2 years is preferred for this position. Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support service systems is preferred.
Job Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal behavioural and communication skills
Good time, organizational, and general management skills
Well developed written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently
Well-developed and thorough developmental analysis skills
Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver rehabilitative, curative therapies and training
Demonstrated ability to educate family members and community service providers in strategies to support the child’s goals and activities
Demonstrated client care skills
Knowledge of positive behavioural support strategies
Ability to function as a team player within REACH, other community professionals and service providers
Start date: July 23, 2018
Closing date for Applications: June 29, 2018
This position requires the use of a personal vehicle.
Interested applicants should submit their resume and letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the position.