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Posting # 44415 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Occupational Therapist, Mental Health - 1 position
London ACT 2
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Temporary Full Time


*** REPOSTED ***

Location: London ACT 2- 1553 Dundas St. Unit F

Term position, anticipated to extend until January 16, 2022, subject to the availability of work.


Using the principles of client centered and recovery oriented care within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach, the successful candidate will provide comprehensive, community based, assessment/ rehabilitation/ treatment to clients with serious mental illness living in the community.

This member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team will assess, plan, develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. This clinician will assess the client's individual status and needs, develop a treatment plan and in collaboration with all ACT Team clinicians provide or participate in the provision of the core program services including comprehensive assessment and case management, psychiatric treatment, substance abuse treatment, structuring time and employment, activities of daily living, social and interpersonal relationships and leisure time, and support.



Essential Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major mental illness from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Knowledge, skills, and recent experience providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with serious mental illness
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and the practices of case management
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications, symptom management, and community resources
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational, time management, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated experience using a patient-centered approach Self directed, self motivated to accomplish specified outcomes Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based practice Knowledge of and ability to mobilize community resources Experience in the development of teaching materials and the teaching of clients, family, and caregivers
  • Working knowledge and experience with theories and principles of guiding adult learning and patient self-management approaches
  • Proven flexibility and a high level of initiative
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice
  • Flexibility in adapting to varying caseload needs
  • Knowledge of computer systems (eg. workload measurement, Cerner, Outlook, Microsoft Office)
  • Travel within the catchment area is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer
  • Experience in both hospital and community service delivery
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in research communication and program evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and direct support personnel
  • Minimum of 2 years full time related experience as an Occupational Therapist
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: February 18, 2021
Submission deadline: February 24, 2021

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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