Community Occupational Therapist

October 8 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Therapy Services
Kitchener, ON

Community Occupational Therapist - Kitchener/Waterloo, ON

If you are an enthusiastic OT professional who is eager to make a difference and do truly transformative work, all while achieving personal and professional growth, CBI Health Group has an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic multidisciplinary Community team. We are looking for someone who wants variety and flexibility in their day, knows how to be an advocate for their clients, is excited at the thought of incorporating advanced technologies in their practice, desires mentorship and comprehensive training, and thrives in a role that offers autonomy and independence.

As a full-time Occupational Therapist within our CBI Health Community Clinic Network, you will be part of a team working in the community, offering programs and services ranging from behavioural activation programs, exposure therapy and psychological trauma programs, in-home and hospital discharge assessments, return to work coordination and education, as well as working directly with employers to deliver preventative education and measures around workplace mental health. If you have the proven ability to deliver excellence in client outcomes, enjoy working with clients one to one while also working with psychologists and psychotherapists, and like the idea of being connected with a national network of highly trained experts, then this position is the perfect fit for you.

As an Occupational Therapist in this role, you will:

  • Work closely with first responders and their employers, including police, fire, EMS, and corrections services
  • Be creative in treatment plans, especially with both Imaginal and In Vivo methods within trauma and exposure therapies
  • Work with your clients throughout their entire treatment plan, from assessment to discharge, and be involved in the final positive outcome
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and other health professionals (e.g. psychology, psychotherapy) both locally and nationally to deliver excellent client outcomes, and have access to extensive educational resources and subject matter experts
  • Be innovative by incorporating new technologies, like our VR headsets, into your therapies
  • Work with WSIB complex files
  • Conduct hospital discharges
  • Perform attendant care assessments, with completion of Form 1’s
  • Provide assessment and treatment to a wide variety of clients with varying needs, including those with chronic and/or mental health conditions
  • Coordinate the delivery/installation and set-up of assistive devices and/or home modifications, and personal support worker services, as well as the transportation/rehabilitation needs of clients with acute injuries post discharge
  • Coordinate the return to work process with all stakeholders in a timely way, ensuring a smooth transition into the workplace
  • Work closely with the team and other resources to develop new programs to meet identified client needs
  • Perform regular, timely charting, reporting and communication, and record workload measurement data
  • Teach a variety of group education classes

Here's what you'll need to be successful

  • Be passionate about your profession and committed to ongoing professional development, and be dedicated to providing excelled client care
  • Be registered as a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Have experience working in the community with clients
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Bring strong clinical skills in one or more of the following: complex orthopaedic injury, mental health, or vocational rehabilitation
  • Have strong skills in critical thinking, decision-making and analysis
  • Have experience in the private sector, particularly with auto sector legislation and WSIB
  • Have experience working with clients injured in MVAs
  • Be comfortable working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be empathetic with an effective ability to build rapport with patients
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and to facilitate our clients’ needs by exceeding their goals.

What CBI Health can offer to you

We are proud of our friendly environment, supportive leadership and the knowledgeable team members who make it all possible. That is why we do everything we can to show our appreciation. Our training, mentoring and education programs will provide you with opportunities for continued learning – and support and guidance whenever you need it. At CBI Health, you will have the freedom to define your own career path through our many opportunities for growth and development.

Here’s a look at our total rewards:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits and rewards package
  • Team building and socializing events
  • Flexible scheduling and independence
  • Work-life balance
  • Robust mentorship, orientation, training, and education, including:
    • prolonged exposure therapy
    • ​cognitive processing therapy
    • ​cognitive behavioural therapy
    • ​behavioural activation
    • ​dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
    • ​acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Autonomy to explore and reach your career goals including the opportunity to progress to management

If you’re committed to improving care for people across the country, you’ve come to the right place. We have more than 12,000 professionals working together to set the bar for best practices in the industry. For almost 50 years, we’ve flourished as an integrated network with a talented team of professionals just like you.

Join us at CBI Health - where working together makes great things happen!

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