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Occupational Therapist 2

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted July 30, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Occupational Therapist 2 Work Site: Regional Pediatric Team / SET-BC, Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre
– Vancouver, BC Status: Regular Full Time Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: $37.24
– $46.39 per hour Hours: 0800-1600 Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays Reference: 148714-mpe Come work as an Occupational Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Therapist join the Regional Pediatric team working out of the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre and the SET-BC Program.

Apply today to join our team As an Occupational Therapist you will: Provide occupational therapy services to a specific group of children (5 to 19 years of age) with physical, neurological and/or developmental challenges such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, difficulties with fine motor, written output, organization, attention and sensorimotor integration and those who require episodic or palliative care.

Coordinate the care for children with complex health care needs and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational agencies and other health care professionals/providers/community agencies to achieve excellence in health services and education within the school, home and facility settings.

ABOUT SET-BC: This is a contracted position between VCH (Vancouver Community
– Vancouver Paediatric Team) and SET-BC.

SET-BC is a provincial program providing specialised education for technology use, to school districts across BC, to support the learning potential for school age children with complex needs.

Although a VCH position, the SET-BC OT is based out of the SET-BC office in Vancouver.

The SET-BC OT provides services in accordance with VCH vision/values and within the Essential Competencies of Practise for Occupational Therapists from the college of occupational therapists of BC.

OT services may be delivered in person and/or through virtual platforms.

Travel both locally and within BC may be expected.

The role of the SET-BC OT is to work with SET-BC staff to provide specialised OT services, supports and resources to SET-BC staff and OTs working within school age therapy programs across BC.

This includes collaboration and consultation with SET-BC staff and school teams to identify and plan for technology solutions, specifically around physical access, positioning and mounting supports for school age children with significant and diverse learning needs.

Other job responsibilities include development of training resources to support capacity building of school teams around the utilization of assistive technology in school environments, preparing and delivering workshop materials for online and/or in-person sessions for school district staff and school age therapists, and evaluating new access technology products.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized school or university with a minimum of two (2) years recent related pediatric experience in a community setting; care management experience and clinical experience in the assessment of children with physical/neurological problems (particularly feeding issues), fine motor and sensory difficulties.

Experience administering/interpreting standardized tests and developing functional recommendations for children with sensory motor difficulties and written output problems, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).

Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Valid B.C.

Driver’s license.

Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid.

An ability to speak a second language may be required.

Knowledge & Abilities Considerable knowledge in the assessment of developmental, sensory and/or motor problems.

Knowledge of feeding issues with children with neurological impairments.

Working knowledge of COTBC’s Essential Competencies of Practice for occupational therapy Demonstrated ability to assess and provide interventions for children living with complex heath issues Working knowledge of complex family structures and issues associated with chronic health conditions and life-limiting illnesses.

Demonstrated commitment to working within a family directed service philosophy.

Demonstrated ability to apply a risk management approach and ethical decision
– making principles to complex family and complex health situations.

Thorough knowledge and experience with care management theory, diversity and multicultural health care practice in working with children, families, care providers, professionals, special interest groups and the general public.

Working knowledge of the principles of adult learning and group dynamics.

Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

Knowledge of standardized pediatric assessments.

Demonstrated teaching/training skills.

Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver in-service education sessions to lay and professional groups.

Demonstrated ability to prescribe and/or recommend a variety of self-help aids and rehabilitation equipment.

Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to work and to perform all duties with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload.

Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.

Ability to work independently and to use a cooperative approach to program delivery.

Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment.

Ability to deal with others tactfully, effectively, and respectfully Basic computer literacy.

Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.