The Occupational Therapist will work in an Aboriginal hub as a member of SOTCS’s Early Years Program (ECD) team, providing services to Indigenous children (birth to age 6) living in Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri- Cities. Services are provided during registered and drop-in ECD programs, home visits with Aboriginal IDP or SCD consultants and at preschools or daycares.
REPORTS TO: Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program Manager and Executive Director
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts OT assessments.
- Provides individual and group occupational therapy sessions.
- Prepare OT reports on children served, if needed
- Participate in the development of Family Support Plans if needed.
- Maintain an appropriate record and information system. Prepare ASI-EY program quarterly and annual reports and provide accurate data when needed. Ensure that accurate program and client records are maintained and that confidentiality is a priority. Ensure that all pertinent registration requirements and documentation is complete.
- Promote and support traditional cultural teachings and practice for our families, agency, and community.
- Practice holistic, strength based principles.
- Participate/Co-Facilitate Parent Child Program (Hasé) on Saturdays, 3 times a year for 8 weeks to increase parents’ knowledge of children’s normal growth and developmental milestones.
- Be a resource person to parents and staff.
Education and Experience
- Recognized degree in Rehabilitation Medicine (OT) or Occupational Therapy
- Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy
- Previous pediatric experience essential
- Ability to work without clinical supervision
- Direct program delivery experience in the community social service sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of family centered care, early intervention child development, and community-based programs.
Skills and Attributes
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment; self-motivated personality; ability to work independently and as a team player.
- Understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history, traditions and socio-economic issues affecting urban Aboriginal families, or willingness to learn.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and advocacy skills.
- Well organized, good time and general management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of Aboriginal communities, organizations, and service providers within Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities.
- Reliable transportation and current and valid BC driver’s License and willing to obtain business insurance and liability coverage.
- Driver’s Abstract required.
- Criminal records check required.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time position, 35 hrs. per week.
Send an email with your cover letter, resume and three references. Candidates of Indigenous ancestry strongly encouraged to apply; please self-identify in your cover letter.
Posting open until position is filled.
Expected start date: 2021-02-08
Job Type: Full-time
- Company events
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- Monday to Friday
- occupational therapy: 5 years (Preferred)
- Membership with Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (Preferred)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Plastic shield at work stations
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place