Closing Date: Feb. 7 2021

Location: Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health - Victoria, BC V8N 1V7 CA (Primary)

Shift Start Time/End Time: 8am-4pm

Days Off: Weekend/Stats

Vacancy Type: Temp FT

Hourly Rate: $35.27 - $43.81

Planned Start Date: Mar. 10 2021

Approximate End Date: Sep. 4 2021


Job Description:

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority ( Island Health), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Manager or designate, and within the context of a multi-disciplinary plan for the child and family, provides intervention in relation to occupational performance (self-care, productivity, and leisure). May provide work direction to Physical Medicine Assistants and other caregivers. 


Travel may be a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle. 


QUALIFICATIONS:


EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduation from a university program in Occupational Therapy.
  • Minimum one year experience in pediatric occupational therapy, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current practicing registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
  • Eligible for membership in the CAOT.
  • Valid Class 5 Vehicle license.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Demonstrated clinical competency in the field of occupational therapy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with families, young people, and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and monitor assistants, family members, and other caregivers in carrying out services to the child.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time and responsibilities and to work independently.
  • Demonstrated/referenced interpersonal and team skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of occupational therapy in family-centred approach to care.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Full Job Description: https://jd.viha.ca/JD689.pdf

Additional Info: School Age Therapists provide consultative service within schools in the Greater Victoria community. A personal vehicle and a valid Class 5 drivers license is required as there is regular travel between schools where service is provided. Three weeks of mandatory unpaid leave is taken during school breaks (1 week at spring break and 2 weeks at December break). Vacation is taken in August.


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