Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is seeking an Occupational Therapist. As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide specialized care to patients with complex mental illnesses by using a recovery focused model of care, built upon compassion, inspiration and hope. To be an active and equal member of the interprofessional team.
The assignment is in a new, 20 bed inpatient unit within the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Program. This unit will provide specialized services for older adults with dementia, presenting with complex behaviours, who are currently in an acute care hospital and require specialized mental health care treatment. This unit will provide assessment, stabilization, treatment and management of dementia-related behaviours with the goal of community reintegration. The goal of treatment will be to stabilize patients so that they can successfully transition to long-term care or the referring organization.
Please Note: In order to protect our vulnerable geriatric population, the successful applicant must agree to work only at Ontario Shores while we continue to cohort our staffing due to COVID -19.
• A Masters degree (or equivalent), in Occupational Therapy.
• Assistive Devices Program Authorizer (ADP) preferred
• Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists in good standing.
• Current CPR is required.
• Experience and knowledge of Geriatric mental health issues.
• Knowledge of movement patterns, seating and mobility services.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery.
• 3-5 years psychiatric experience in a mental health facility or service is desirable.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the College Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice standards as described by the College.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health, and relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and PHIPA is required.
• An in-depth knowledge and experience of the challenges involved in community reintegration of short and longer stay psychiatric inpatients with mental illness.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge short term treatment with a generalized mental health population.
• Thorough knowledge and ability to administer standardized tests as applied in mental health settings.
• Demonstrated competence in individual and group programming skills.
• The candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal and effective oral/written communication skills.
• The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds and proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset.
• Current driver’s licence;
• Ability to perform the physical demands of the position.
• Flex time is required