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Occupational Therapist

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH

This is a Part-time position in Scarborough, ON posted May 6, 2021.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Occupational Therapist Slaight Centre Early Intervention Service (SCEIS) Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program (CYEAP) Position Description The Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program (CYEAP) is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (1 year) Occupational Therapist to work in its Slaight Centre Early Intervention Service (SCEIS).

The SCEIS provides clinic and community-based assessment and treatment for young people, 16 years of age and older experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis; and young people with a Primary Mood Disorder with Psychosis.

Reporting to the Manager of SCEIS, you will be expected to contribute to program development, continuous quality improvement initiatives, and to the research and educational activities of the service.

Your role will include, but is not limited to, supporting education and employment interventions, psychoeducation, and recovery-oriented programming to clients and their families.

Candidates must be capable of providing supervision of Masters of Occupational Therapy students.

In this position you will function as an Occupational Therapist within an interprofessional practice team.

You will be expected to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care utilizing the Slaight Centre Integrated Care Pathway that is designed to deliver standardized, evidence-based treatments including the delivery of NAVIGATE, an early intervention model of care.

You will liaise with other services across CAMH and with external community agencies.

You will have sound knowledge of psycho-social rehabilitation, crisis intervention, addiction issues, recovery principles, groups, severe and persistent mental illness, especially schizophrenia spectrum disorders; and primary mood disorders with psychosis.

Your strengths will include an ability to engage clients and their significant others in care planning and treatment decisions on an ongoing basis.

You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.

This position will require flexibility in work hours with some evening and weekend hours.

This position is located at 1025 Queen Street West, but may require some traveling in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Qualifications You must be registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).

You must possess a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (or a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy plus a Master’s degree in OT, Rehab Sciences or a related field), combined with a preferred three (3) years of experience working with individuals who have a serious mental illness.

You must have membership in either the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists and/or Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and be a holder of COTO’s pre-requisite professional liability insurance.

You must possess: a strong knowledge of, and ability to apply principles of crisis intervention; experience in a mental health/addiction setting; knowledge of recovery; understanding of concurrent disorders and its impact on this population; and experience in completing functional/vocational assessments and running groups as appropriate for the first episode psychosis clients and their families.

You possess knowledge of community supports and resources.

You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour and possess effective decision-making and problem solving skills.

The successful candidate will also possess superior communication and interpersonal skills and along with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders within and outside CAMH.

Demonstrated ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds is necessary.

Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, temporary (1 year) position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary range: $34.50
– $46.51 per hour CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.

As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer.

Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2 communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.