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Occupational Therapist
Alberta Health Services
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Addiction and Mental Health Services in the South Zone is looking for an Occupational Therapist I (OT) to work with individuals dealing with addiction, mental health and/or concurrent concerns. This position will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team, allied professionals and community services to provide services and support to individuals with complex needs and their significant collaterals in various stages of recovery. Areas of service for this position may include education and support to improve daily living skills and/or assistance to make connections with community agencies that can support the client and their occupational success. To be successful you will practice from a recovery-oriented, strengths-based perspective to enable occupation with clients who are linked with Addiction and Mental Health programming. You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment. As the OT you will engage individuals to identify their goals, assess motivation, collaboratively develop a recovery plan, and support the implementation of the individual’s recovery plan. You will complete sensory and environmental assessments in order to offer recommendations to stakeholders providing support for these individuals. You will be involved in providing training and education for staff and community service providers as well as being able to provide consultation to others working with this population. This position includes travel within the South Zone. Lethbridge is the largest city in southern Alberta. Located 212 km southeast of Calgary on the Oldman River, Chinook winds keep winter temperatures on the mild side. Lethbridge is a gateway to both the Canadian Badlands and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.


As an Occupational Therapist I, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, responsible for enabling occupation through activities of assessment, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, education and follow-up, based on the patient's individualized goals, with outcomes focused on enabling the patient (client, resident) to perform meaningful daily occupations. You will provide clinical direction to therapy assistants, support personnel and students. You will review clinical referrals, accept, screen and assess client needs from an occupational therapy perspective in collaboration with other health disciplines. You will work in partnership with community agencies and providers as appropriate, to facilitate referrals and services to support care transitions in hospital and community settings. You will establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and discharge. You will participate in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines, producing and maintaining clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services, including charting.

  • Classification: Occupational Therapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Leth Community Treatmnt Orders
  • Primary Location: Lethbridge Provincial Bldg
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 11-FEB-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 11-MAR-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 30-NOV-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $37.30
  • Maximum Salary: $49.65
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program and related experience. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an addiction and/or mental health setting with clients who have mental health and/or substance abuse and developmental disabilities issues is an asset. Ability to use an occupation based assessment to identify individual strengths and occupational performance issues. Able to conduct sensory and environmental assessments.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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