Occupational Therapist - Foundry Granville

REQ: 
PHC21-129930
Work Area: 
Foundry Vancouver Granville
Base Site: 
ICY Clinic Granville Street
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Regular Part Time
FTE: 
0.80
Wage: 
$35.98-44.79
Job Category: 
Therapy & Rehab Services
Category: 
Community
Mental Health
Hours: 
0830-1630, 0900-1700

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Foundry Granville Vancouver team! In this role you will be supporting young people as part of the Foundry Works! initiative to help our clients gain meaningful employment experiences. If you are passionate about making a difference for youth and adolescents through reducing limitations and improving psycho social/physical capacity this is the role for you! To learn more about Foundry and the services and care we provide: https://foundrybc.ca/

Summary

Reporting to the Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapy for professional practice issues and Operations Leader for administrative issues, the position supports the interdisciplinary program/team in achieving program, patient and resident goals. Provides occupational therapy services to enable clients referred to the Inner City Youth Mental Health Team to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes, by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Performs assessments on client’s occupational performance utilizing an evidence-based approach; plans, develops and implements outcome oriented psychosocial rehabilitation interventions for clients; evaluates the effectiveness of the services; prepares and maintains records; participates in team/program meetings, quality improvement initiatives, and interdisciplinary research; and demonstrates safe and effective resource utilization and quality management. Collaborates with family members/significant others, inter-disciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education.

Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Therapy theory and practice within a client and family psychosocial rehabilitation centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of the COTBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Broad knowledge of occupational therapy standardised tests and measures, including vocational assessment/educational.
  • Broad knowledge of community resources and other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of psychiatric disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective facilitation and consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate and modify rehabilitation programs/services, and to plan and deliver in-services to individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct functional and specialized OT assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Education

Baccalaureate in Occupational Therapy and two (2) years’ recent related experience in a psychiatric setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Valid B.C. Driver’s License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Duties

Assesses clients’ occupational performance issues, goals, interests, needs, safety and environmental supports and resources by utilizing recognized/applicable formal and informal occupational therapy, psychiatric rehabilitation, and/or physical assessments; reviewing records, gathering information relevant to the situation, interviewing the client, and determining suitability of services. 

Plans outcome oriented occupational therapy services by collaborating with the client, caregivers/family and other health care providers; identifying client and therapist expectations for service and defining an approach and focus for service; establishing and prioritizing expected outcomes; discussing service implementation options; and determining resources and duration of service to meet identified client goals. 

Implements occupational therapy services utilizing diverse intervention approaches by carrying out the plan, engaging the client in activities associated with occupational roles and the client’s goals, assessing and modifying the implementation, and identifying completion criteria to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational potential. Acts as a group leader/co-leader in the provision of groups to meet the rehabilitation and psycho-educational needs of clients in the areas of personal life, leisure, education and work; and by supporting case managers with clients. May act as case manager for a small number of rehab-ready clients. Provides clinical direction to peer support worker and other support workers as appropriate. 

Provides education and counselling to clients/families regarding the functional and rehabilitation issues of clients in the areas of personal life, leisure, education, work and housing; and provides information and guidance to caregivers, services providers, school staff and other community agencies. 

Evaluates occupational therapy services, including quality and outcomes, in collaboration with the client and family in keeping with the client’s goals by determining the purpose, method and criteria of the evaluation, implementing the evaluation, and analyzing and interpreting results to utilize results for service delivery and future planning of occupational therapy services. 

Collaborates with interdisciplinary staff, health care professionals, school staff, clients/families/caregivers and other community resources in the identification and resolution of client/family/caregiver care issues, revision or termination of services, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas, and coordination and integration of care, and makes referrals to other services providers, as appropriate. 

Implements therapeutic volunteer programs according to PHC policies and procedures, by methods such as assisting individual clients to access and maintain therapeutic volunteer placements, and coordinating the monitoring and review of recipients receiving therapeutic volunteer programs. 

Maintains a variety of records including client files by gathering information, entering data into computerized databases and/or documenting information into approved formats according to the College of Occupational Therapists of BC practice standards. Notes client’s progress, changes to treatment plan, and records test/treatment results to provide evidence and rationale that support assessment findings and intervention plan. Compiles statistics on workload activities and summarizing information into written reports as requested. 

Participates in team/program activities required to enhance and optimize the delivery of care and to facilitate evidence-based practice. Promotes quality management principles for team/program operations, identifies processes/procedures that require improvement, and drafts/revises guidelines, policies and procedures for review. 

Participates on committees as directed to promote optimal support for clients, to facilitate the resolution of issues, to represent the rehabilitation goals on regional committees, and to advocate for the goals and objectives of the team/program. 

Participates in approved occupational therapy and interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with designated personnel/team and other health care professionals, through methods such as collecting data, summarizing information, and/or providing verbal updates for review and further analysis by principal researcher, research team and/or project coordinator. 

Maintains and updates own clinical knowledge within area of practice, and develops a plan in collaboration with designated personnel/team for professional development. Reviews progress to ensure that goals are achieved within established time frames. 

Provides input into the clinical and operational budget needs of the program. 

Performs other related duties as required.