Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
www.hullserivces.ca
Contact:
Marianna Lambropoulos
ID
7359
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Occupational Therapist

HULL SERVICES – POSITION OPENING

Occupational Therapist – Full Time

We are currently hiring for an Occupational Therapist. Bring your talent and passion to a community-first organization at the forefront of children’s mental health. Collaborate with diverse, talented colleagues and leaders who support your success.  Help transform children and families to get the most from their lives.  Sharpen your skills through industry-leading training and development, as you build an extraordinary career. 

Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown. We continuously grow to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society and have become an employer of choice in our field.  At Hull we view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan and a supportive team environment.

Reporting to the Executive Manager - Advancement and Integration of Trauma-Informed Practice, this position is a permanent full time position working 40 hours per week. The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, but may require some flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours as needed. The role of the Occupational Therapist at Hull Services is to work as part of an integrated multidisciplinary trauma informed team including within the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics framework to assess and recommend interventions individually and programmatically with a trauma informed lens.  The Occupational Therapist will work in the domains of program development, individual assessment of sensory needs, fine and gross motor skills, self-care skills, social/emotional wellness, and other related areas. The Occupational Therapist will also provide training and consultation to program staff across the agency. 

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical problem solving. NMT is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention. It is an approach that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families and the communities in which they live. The Neurosequential Approach has three key components – training/capacity building, assessment and then, the specific recommendations for the selection and sequencing of therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities that match the needs and strengths of the individual.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary trauma informed team which may include; psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, frontline staff, teachers, and families
  • Provide assessment and treatment to a wide range of clients with unique needs; including those with chronic physical and/or mental health conditions and a history of trauma
  • Work closely with the team members and external partners to develop treatment programs that meet identified client needs
  • Provide ongoing consultation and training to agency programs as needed
  • Provide psychoeducation to clients, staff members, and caregivers in both campus-based and community settings
  • Assist in implementing treatment interventions at the environmental, group, and individual client level
  • Attend staff meetings and case conference meetings as required.

Skills and Qualifications (guidelines for professional practice)

  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy program at the Bachelor or Masters level
  • Appropriate college membership and other professional associations related to the field
  • Experience with child and adolescent mental health and special needs is an asset
  • Experience with the delivery of occupational therapy services to clients with; histories of developmental trauma, emotional, behavioural, and/or developmental disabilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a variety of age groups
  • The ability to easily adapt, effectively prioritize caseloads, and work well independently
  • Dedication to providing the highest quality of client care
  • Demonstrated skill in relationship building with clients and families
  • Have strong skills in critical thinking, decision-making and analysis
  • Be comfortable working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills

Please direct your resume and cover letter, indicating “Full Name – Occupational Therapist” in the subject line of your email to [email protected]

The deadline for application is November 23, 2018.

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, family or community, visit www.hullservices.ca

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