Occupational Therapist | Mental Health & Substance Use

Position Summary

Interior Health’s Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Services based in Lansdowne Centre, has a relief, part-time (0.50 FTE) opening. Days of work are Mondays through Wednesdays (8:30 to 3:15 hours).

For the Occupational Therapist considering applying to this position, an additional 0.50 FTE in Home Health or Long Term Care can be provided to make a full time 1.00 FTE position.

Kamloops MHSU and partner agencies provide a range of mental health and substance use services for all ages striving to ensure that services are welcoming of all peoples, gender identities, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds. This position is surrounded by a very supportive Occupational Therapy team including other members of the interdisciplinary team (i.e. Life Skill Workers, Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Team).

As the Occupational Therapist you will work within MHSU completing in-clinic appointments as well as community visits. The Occupational Therapist works independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary MHSU team providing community occupational therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and implementation, program planning, consultation, equipment prescription and education of clients and/or their caregivers to promote functional independence and enable the client to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.

Reporting to the Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader, the Occupational Therapist will draw upon her/his ability to implement occupational therapy services utilizing diverse intervention approaches by carrying out the plan, engaging the client in activities associated with occupational roles and the client’s goals, assessing and modifying the implementation, and identifying completion criteria to promote, develop, maintain and/or restore occupational potential. It is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the organization and the overall goals of the MHSU services team and provide work direction to the rehabilitation assistants working with the team in regard to transfer of function.

We will help you grow by providing an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues and the Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader. Library Services to support evidence-based patient care and research are available. Educational/learning opportunities, such as iLearns, in-house services, project assignments, etc., will be offered.

Access to personal vehicle will be required; a valid Driver’s License is necessary. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Hourly rate of pay will be determined by relative and recent prior work experience. Relocation Allowance may be offered to an eligible Occupational Therapist.


• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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