CAMH is the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. Our services are delivered to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addictions. Our goal is to tailor treatment to each individual, providing patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated care. The Adult Neurodevelopmental Services (formerly Dual Diagnosis Service) provides a wide range of supports to clients diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with mental health problem or severe challenging behaviours such as severe aggression or self-injurious behaviour (SIB). The service is seeking to fill a temporary full-time Occupational Therapist (OT) position that will report to the manager of Adult Neurodevelopmental Services and work collaboratively with other clinical services within the Adult Neurodevelopmental Services across CAMH, and with community service providers. The incumbent will deliver care within a newly developed model of care, and will support cases across five care pathways. You will work with other community stakeholders to support clients in the community. In alignment with the strategic plan of CAMH, the incumbent will be an active participant in continuous quality improvement and clinical evaluation and research activities. Candidates must be capable of providing supervision of Masters level OT Students, collaborating with faculties of Occupational Therapy, contributing to the development of best practices unique to the OT field and also teaching of other professionals. Using a new evidence based intervention, clients are provided with specialized psychiatric and discipline specific assessment along with intensive care using Cognitive Adaptation Training principles. Collaboration with external stakeholders seeking support and shared care for complex clients is a significant part of this role. Some evening hours are required as is work in the community.
You will participate in groups, and clinical team reviews; participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives, program development and supervision of students at the college level. Scheduling data entry, clinical documentation and other duties as assigned are parts of the required role. You will utilize a bio-psychosocial approach and encompass the components of self-care, productivity and leisure in your services and provide client centred care while ensuring security and safety and maintenance of College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) practice standards. Along with clinical team members, the occupational therapist will provide outreach, sensory-based therapy, rehabilitation, support and consultation to help maintain the client in the community, enabling them to live life to the fullest. You will be expected to provide specialty consultation and support regarding dual diagnoses to other CAMH services. The occupational therapist will work with other community stakeholders to facilitate integration of the client into established community based programs and/or to establish supports for clients in their communities. You will liaise with community agencies to coordinate care for clients. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree from a recognized occupational therapy program and be registered with the COTO, combined with two years progressive clinical experience working with variety of developmental and learning difficulties, including autism and other developmental disabilities, developmental risk conditions, behaviour and attention disorders, and learning disabilities. You are a member of either the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists or the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and a holder of the required professional liability insurance as outlined by the COTO. The successful candidate will also possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively manage complex clinical work in a self-directed manner and as a member of a dynamic interprofessional team. The ability to engage in self-directed complex work in a collaborative, collegial interprofessional team is essential. Experience working with community-based providers, facilitating groups, and experience with research processes and standardized measures are required. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required. You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour. Hospital experience plus community based work experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is an asset. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary. Computer literacy is required. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset. Familiarity with computer-based programs (MS Office, Outlook is essential. Candidate will hold a U of T faculty status only appointment (or meeting eligibility criteria for application) required. Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset. Previous attendance record will be considered.
Please Note: This full-time, temporary position lasting one year is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: $33.91 - $45.71 per hour
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.