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Occupational Therapist - Schools

VHA HOME HEALTHCARE.

Mississauga, ON, CANADA

Healthcare Services and Wellness

Looking for more?

At VHA Rehab Solutions, more is not just our commitment to clients, but to our incredible team of Occupational Therapists.

Creating opportunities for more independence; it’s what people in the community rely on us for and what VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) has offered for 90 years. With over 2000 health care professionals serving clients in eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), VHA’s client-centered, community-based approach provides nursing, rehabilitation, personal support and home support services. Our caring, professional team offers spectacular care to Ontario seniors, families, adults and children living with disabilities or suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, helping them live life more independently, in comfort and with dignity.

 

We are currently seeking Occupational Therapists to work In Schools in Mississauga and Scarborough

 

Responsibilities

  • Assessment and implementation of Occupational Therapy interventions in a community setting (homes and in-school)
  • Assess clients using interviews, standardized and informal assessment techniques in accordance with professional practice guidelines and standards established by VHA Rehab Solutions.
  • Attend client related meetings to report on assessment findings and discuss plans for interventions, progress reports and discharge as required.
  • Ensure coordinated delivery of care through ongoing communication with all members of the client's team regarding plans and schedules for interventions.
  • Document all assessment findings, treatment plans, progress and discharge summaries of interventions as required by the profession, referral source and the agency.
  • Implement client interventions based on assessment information, client input and in conjunction with the client's integrated care plan.
  • Ensure that services provided are best practice, evidence based and evaluated through the routine use of valid and reliable outcome measurement.
  • Adhere to the code of ethics of the profession, in maintaining standards of practice for the profession as defined by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Prepare statistical records of client care and related activities as required by VHA, the Ministry of Health, and other agencies.

 

Occupational Therapist Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a recognized program for Occupational Therapy.
  • Member of the Ontario College of Occupational Therapists.  
  • Must have 3+ years of Pediatrics and/or In School experience.
  • Extensive experience within the professional discipline.
  • Specialized courses to support areas of clinical expertise.
  • Knowledge of community care requirements and resources available.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Utilizes an evidence-based to achieve client-centered outcomes.
  • Familiar with the routine use of valid framework and reliable outcome measures to support clinical interventions.
  • Flexibility to provide services outside of normal business hours based on client needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client and family centered care.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize safety concerns, communicate effectively using a computer and/or mobile device.

 

Apply at www.VHA.ca

 

Our online application will allow you to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and working-environment fit, and should take about 10–15 minutes to complete. You can also get a copy of your personality assessment when you’re done by logging back into the tool after you complete your application.

 

VHA Home HealthCare is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact us with the “Need Help” button in the application or contact us over the phone in advance.

 

Thank you to everyone who applies. We will review applications as they are received. We’ll only be contacting those selected for further discussion.

 

 

 

About VHA Home HealthCare

With the help of 2,000 health care professionals, VHA Home HealthCare has been creating opportunities for more independence for 90 years. Serving clients in eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), our client and family centered, community-based approach provides nursing, rehabilitation, personal support and home support services. Offering competitive pay, benefits, flexibility and career support, we're looking for compassionate health care professionals to join our team. Let's continue to provide spectacular care to Ontarians living with disabilities or suffering from a chronic or terminal illness, helping them live life more independently, in comfort and with dignity.

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What it's like to work at VHA Home HealthCare

Supporting health care in Ontario

We are a not-for-profit organization providing 24/7, multi-lingual health care and support services to Ontarians of all ages and levels of need. At VHA, our culture is centered around our clients. We’re a community-oriented, compassionate team who believes in providing the best quality care.

Supporting independence

Our vision is that everyone receives community support and home health care when, where and how they want it, and our mission is to create possibilities for more independence. Our core belief is that care must be client-driven, collaborative and committed.

Supporting an enriching experience

In-home personal support and health care provide a unique and rewarding experience that you won’t find in a hospital. It’s a different kind of care, one that offers clients the extra support and attention they need, and gives you the opportunity to get to know them on a personal level.

A look inside VHA Home HealthCare

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Benefits & Perks

Supporting your needs

At VHA you can also look forward to:

Flexible work schedules Continuous learning Comprehensive benefits package for eligible staff Pension Plan
Supportive team environment Professional development activities Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Supporting your career

You’ll have easy access to supervisors and other members of the team for support and guidance. We’ll also financially support your professional development and help you fit your courses into your schedule. Plus, you and your family can access free counselling and other programs through our EAP.

VHA Home HealthCare Testimonials

Prathipa Balendran
Over the past few months, I’ve learned the importance of having the knowledge, skills and judgement in providing competent and safe care to some of the most vulnerable clients–children. I definitely have to thank VHA for facilitating and supporting my growth as a paediatric nurse. I work with such a wonderful team!

Prathipa Balendran, Registered Nurse - VHA Home HealthCare

Emily Fern
Everyone has been very supportive of me as a new hire and it’s been great to have had so much help getting started. I’m really impressed with all the ongoing learning opportunities VHA provides.

Emily Fern, Occupational Therapist - VHA Home HealthCare

Hannah Mohan
I have really appreciated the support that VHA offers. As a new hire, they provided me with a mentor who has been incredibly helpful as I learn about working in this role.

Hannah Mohan, Occupational Therapist - VHA Home HealthCare

Tsimba (Tina) Vudisa
Every day when I go home I’m so happy because I know that I made the difference in people’s lives. When I’m working with them (clients), the way they’re happy, the way they thank me. I can say that I can make a smile in people’s lives. And each time I can see that, for me it’s so rewarding.

Tsimba (Tina) Vudisa, Personal Support Worker - VHA Home HealthCare

Occupational Therapist - Schools, VHA HOME HEALTHCARE., Mississauga, ON, CANADA