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Occupational Therapist
Downtown East Clinic
Complex Care and Recovery Program


Position Description
The Complex Care & Recovery is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Occupational Therapist to work in the Downtown East ACT team. This outpatient continuing care service team is client centered and provides clinical services based on recovery principles for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, predominantly Schizophrenia and Concurrent Disorders. Using a multi-disciplinary ACTT and ICM approach, clients are provided with psychiatric and discipline specific assessment; linkages to community supports and services; clinical case coordination; community support and individual counseling. You will be responsible for working in partnership with clients and the team in order to assist clients in achieving their highest level of functioning in the community. You will follow clients should they require hospitalization and contribute to the coordination of care and treatment with the inpatient care teams. Responsibilities require that you develop a therapeutic relationship, function as the primary worker for a number of clients, while being available to the team’s other registered clients and contribute in a discipline specific role. You will also formulate treatment plans, discharge plans, monitor client’s response to therapeutic intervention, communicate with the client’s social and community networks and assess new referrals to the program. 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 have a sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, addiction issues and severe and persistent mental illness. This position is located at 393 King Street East.


You must be registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). You must possess a Master’s degree  in Occupational Therapy (or a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy plus a Master’s degree in OT, Rehab Sciences or a related field), 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.  You also must be eligible for adjunct/status-only appointments with university faculties associated with Occupational Therapy that has affiliation agreements with CAMH. Training in CAT and BCATS is an asset, or an interest in receiving this training. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and work well with clients and in an interprofessional team. You must have knowledge and experience in assessment and recovery principles. Training in Action-Based Cognitive Remediation and experience with community work would be an asset. Demonstrated ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds is necessary. Bilingualism (English/French) and/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: $34.50 - $46.51 per hour


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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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