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Posting # 48003 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Occupational Therapist, Elgin Act 2 - 1 position
Elgin Act 2
Assertive Community Treatment - St. Thomas, ON
Full Time


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Location: St. Thomas, Ontario

The Mental Health Program has adopted the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Model as its overarching philosophical framework. This philosophy is built on a set of principles and values that emphasize client and family involvement in decision making, client choice, the provision of a range of services to meet treatment, rehabilitation and support needs, and a commitment from mental health services professionals to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients based on their stated preferences, wishes, desires and life plans. In order to make this vision a reality the program ensures that all of its clinical staff have the necessary skills by providing education and training, and has in place an evaluation framework to measure quality of services delivered including client outcomes.

Using the principles of client-centered care in a continuous care approach within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach, the successful candidate will provide comprehensive community support/rehabilitation/treatment to individuals with serious mental illness.



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
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
  • 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, GroupWise, Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to travel within the extensive catchment area (Elgin County)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
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 documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 13, 2022
Submission deadline: May 19, 2022

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

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