Occupational Therapist
ALB00214348 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Care Manager, the Occupational Therapist I (OT) is an integrated member of an interdisciplinary team based out of Northgate Health Center, that facilitates the recovery process for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns. The OT is responsible for bringing a holistic approach to comprehensive assessment, intervention and evaluation that maintains the uniqueness of each individual within a wellness-oriented, collaborative service delivery model. Interventions designed for individuals will be based on the individual’s presentation and personally defined goals and may require urgent responses, on-going support or short term consultation. The OT will be responsible for direct client care in coordination with other team members, cooperation with family and staff from other agencies involved in the individual’s life and the development and enhancement of natural supports with the goal of facilitating the highest level of independence and self-management. The OT will be open to and actively participate in innovative, evidence informed practice and relevant research/evaluation projects and initiatives and will be able to participate in community development and capacity building activities that will promote the development of an enhanced continuum of effective option for service recipients within the Edmonton zone. This position will be based primarily out of the Northgate Addiction and Mental Health Clinic. Services are provided in accordance with current provincial occupational therapy standards of practice.


As an Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, responsible for enabling occupation through activities of assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education and follow-up, based on the patient's individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient (client, resident) to perform meaningful daily occupations. You will provide clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will review clinical referrals, accept, screen and assess client needs from an occupational therapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines. You will work in partnership with community agencies and providers as appropriate, to facilitate referrals and services to support care transitions in hospital and community settings. You will establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will participate in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services, including charting.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: OT Recovery Supports
  • Primary Location: Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.80
  • Posting End Date: 18-JUN-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 19-JUL-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 8
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Essential to the skill-set of this position will be an understanding of how mental illness and addiction impact community functioning, clinical assessment of functional cognition using standardized methods, effective skill development and task analysis techniques, thorough understanding of occupational engagement, demonstration and implementation of recovery oriented care, and knowledge of concurrent care best practices. Other additional qualifications include: Bachelor or Master’s Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in Occupational Therapy from an accredited University program. CPR Level C.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional training in recovery based care, concurrent care principles, cognitive disability model, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and/or psycho-educational skill development would be an asset. Mental health experience preferred. Community based experience would be an asset.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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