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Occupational Therapist
Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program 
Acute Care


At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), we count on the expertise and dedication of our skilled inter-professional teams to meet the healthcare needs of clients with a wide range of diagnoses. We aim to enhance this care at our new Crisis and Critical Care Building located at CAMH’s Queen Street Site. This new building will offer spacious units; safe access to outdoor space and a variety of features designed to improve patient care; and enhance safety.

Position Description
The Acute Care and Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program are currently seeking one full-time permanent Occupational Therapist to work within the Crisis and Critical Care Building. Reporting to the Manager, you will be a member of the inter-professional team. As an Occupational Therapist you will be working toward enabling clients, through assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to engage in structured activities, programming and skill building to support recovery goals and discharge planning. Using evidence-based interventions, clients are provided with specialized psychiatric and discipline-specific assessment and treatment. You will provide client-centered care that maintains the COTO standards. The successful candidate will conduct various assessments related to your role as Occupational Therapist including mobility assessments, as well as psychiatric, functional and cognitive assessments. You will be responsible for formulating treatment plans, monitoring the response of clients to therapeutic interventions and supervising Occupational Therapy students. The Occupational Therapist will provide a range of treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation services for individuals including: initial assessments to determine clients’ functional abilities and needs; facilitate therapeutic, skills-based and psycho-educational groups; and, provide individual counselling to support clients’ recovery/psychosocial goals and needs. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is presently located at 250 College St with a plan for relocation to the 1001 Queen Street West site in the Fall.

You must possess a Master’s degree from a recognized Occupational Therapy Program and be registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) combined with three years of experience working with individuals who have a serious mental illness.  You must also have membership in either the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapy and/or Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and be a holder of COTO’s pre-requisite Professional Liability Insurance.  ADP authorization status is an asset. You also must be eligible for adjunct/status-only appointments with university faculties associated with Occupational Therapy that has affiliation agreements with CAMH.

The candidate must have competence to perform psychotherapy and experience utilizing cognitive behavioural therapy. Preference will be given to those who hold certificates/certification.  The candidate must also be in ‘independent practice’. For Occupational Therapist incumbents not yet in independent practice who are required to practice with clinical supervision, CAMH, in its discretion, will pre-arrange this formal supervisory relationship with the clinical program as a condition of hire, based on capacity.

Certification in Motivational Interviewing is an asset. CPR certification, and experience with TIDES / Progressive Management of Aggressive Behavior are also assets. You have demonstrated functional assessment skills, therapeutic skills with individuals and groups, and conflict resolution skills. Direct working experience with or lived working knowledge of the diverse communities in Toronto is considered a strong asset.   Strong communication skills (verbal and written) combined with computer literacy are required.  Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in a second language is an asset. 

Please Note:      This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit. 

Salary Range:    $33.91- $45.71 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

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