The Occupational Therapist will work in an Aboriginal hub as a member of SOTCS’s Early Years Program (ECD) team, providing services to Indigenous children (birth to age 6) living in Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri- Cities. Services are provided during registered and drop-in ECD programs, home visits with Aboriginal IDP or SCD consultants and at preschools or daycares.
REPORTS TO: Program Manager and Executive Director
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts OT assessments.
- Provides individual and group occupational therapy sessions.
- Prepare OT reports on children served, if needed.
- Participate in the development of Family Support Plans if needed.
- Maintain an appropriate record and information system. Prepare quarterly and annual reports and provide accurate data when needed. Ensure that accurate program and client records are maintained and that confidentiality is a priority. Ensure that all pertinent registration requirements and documentation is complete.
- Promote and support traditional cultural teachings and practice for our families, agency, and community.
- Practice holistic, strength based principles.
- Participate/Co-Facilitate Parent Child Program
- Be a resource person to parents and staff.
Education and Experience
- Recognized degree in Rehabilitation Medicine (OT) or Occupational Therapy
- Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy
- Previous pediatric experience essential
- Ability to work without clinical supervision
- Direct program delivery experience in the community social service sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of family centered care, early intervention child development, and community-based programs.
Skills and Attributes
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment; self-motivated personality; ability to work independently and as a team player.
- Understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history, traditions and socio-economic issues affecting urban Aboriginal families, or willingness to learn.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and advocacy skills.
- Well organized, good time and general management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of Aboriginal communities, organizations, and service providers within Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities.
- Reliable transportation and current and valid BC driver’s License and willing to obtain business insurance and liability coverage.
- Driver’s Abstract required.
- Criminal records check required.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time position, 35 hrs. per week.
Send an email with your cover letter, resume and three references to email@example.com Candidates of Indigenous ancestry strongly encouraged to apply; please self-identify in your cover letter.
Posting open until position is filled.