Occupational Therapist | Mental Health

Position Summary

We invite Occupational Therapists to apply for a relief, part-time opening at Interior Health’s Cara Centre.

This position is to provide coverage until October 2023, or return of incumbent. Days of work are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 hours. The Occupational Therapist role includes assessment and interventions to transition clients back into the community.

Cara Centre is a 10 bed facility located in Kelowna, BC. This facility is for individuals who have a mental illness or psychiatric concerns and are interested in working on personal wellness, community integration, and achieving desired quality of life. Our goal is to help individuals develop skills and access resources as required to enhance their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice. Cara Centre is staffed 24/7 with nurses and support staff. Additional staff are on site Monday to Friday and include a Team Leader, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and resident Psychiatrist. Admission to Cara Centre is open to individuals aged 19 and up and is by referral only.

Professional Occupational Therapy practice is supported at multiple levels. Locally by the Allied Health and Nursing teams. General practice as part of a group led by an Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Leader, with operational oversight from an Allied Health Manager. Mentoring and mentee opportunities abound as you are surrounded by other Occupational Therapists of various backgrounds, skills and experience.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer:
• An exceptional employer-paid benefits package, generous vacation entitlement, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement.
• A work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills.
• Opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

This position is suitable for a new grad or a seasoned therapist. We are seeking an Occupational Therapist who works well within the team but is also able to work independently with good people and communication skills. Ability to coach and educate clients. Willing to learn new skills.

Qualifications

• Graduation from a recognized occupational therapy program.
• Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.

Comments

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.

Competition #:

01747310

Employee Type:

RELIEF PART TIME (0.69 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

CARA CENTRE

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KEM CARA CENTER MH OT

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER AND/OR DESIGNATE

Hourly Wage:

$35.98 - $44.79

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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