• Region: Ottawa Region
  • Categories: Community Care
  • Type: Full-time
“A rewarding career in caring starts here”

Posting Date: May 1, 2020

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Position(s): One (1) Full-time Occupational Therapist

About Carefor:

Carefor Health & Community Services is a local not-for-profit charity that provides home healthcare and community support services across Eastern Ontario. Whether in the home, in the community, at care facilities or one of our clinics, our 1,500 staff are part of the circle of care that is tailored to patient and client needs.

Job Summary:

Carefor Health & Community Services is a local, charitable, non-profit home health care and community support service organization. We offer a wide range of programs and services, supporting clients and caregivers of all ages.

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for holistic assessment and intervention in the area of critical life skills required for independent living. The emphasis of intervention is to assist the individuals to develop skills, restore function and independence, maintain ability, and promote health and safety. Interventions may include assessment/consultation, direct treatment/rehabilitation toward client-determined goals, teaching/training of clients or their caregivers, and advocacy.

Responsibilities:

  • • Complete clinically relevant assessments of the client/family and their environment.
  • • Develop a care plan with the client and family based on the assessment
  • • Document and communicate care plan as well as client care activity per college standards
  • • Implement strategies or interventions according to achieve realistic client-centered outcomes
  • • Document client care activity concisely and accurately, according to College guidelines and Carefor standards
  • • Utilize practices supported by evidence and research to achieve realistic client-centred outcomes
  • • Use proactive preventative measures, early intervention, client/caregiver education and self-management support, to facilitate independence, community integration and aging at home
  • • Play an integral role in promoting independence and facilitating the safe provision of care in the home
  • • Play an integral role in promoting independence and facilitating the safe provision of care in the home
  • • Refer clients to appropriate community resources and programs as well other disciplines as necessary

Qualifications:

  • • Registration with the College of Occupational Therapy of Ontario
  • • Excellent time management and organizational skills and able to work independently
  • • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • • Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making and analysis
  • • The ability to work collaboratively with case managers, clients, families and other caregivers to provide service
  • • Possession of a valid driver’s license, (G2 level) and use of a reliable vehicle
  • • 2-5 years clinical practice experience preferred
  • • ADP Certification strongly preferred
  • • Experience in community health
  • • Bilingualism (French/English) is preferred
Carefor welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please advise the Recruiter.

Please apply by filling out the form below or faxing your cover letter and resume to (613) 749-4002 indicating on your cover letter or resume the position for which you are applying and the Reference Number.
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