Occupational Therapist - Degree

Job Details

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Occupational Therapist
Saskatchewan Health Authority
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Full Time
Posting Date:
June 21, 2021
Closing Date:
June 21, 2022 17:00
Hours of Work:
Shift Information: Days
In a 3 week rotation: 14 shifts of 8.00 hours
Rate of Pay:
$35.131 to $42.958 (5 step range)

Job Description

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, and under the general direction of the program area manager, as applicable, the Occupational Therapist Degree is responsible for providing direct specialized care from a recovery service perspective that is inclusionary and flexible for individuals with moderate to severe and persistent mental illness, addiction and concurrent disorders.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists
  • Valid drivers license and the ability to travel both within the Region and Provincially.

Clinical experience working in a Mental Health and Addictions setting
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Counseling skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent assessment, diagnostic and intervention skills
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Services Act
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to deal with life-threatening situations, including suicide
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, internet and e-mail software
  • Understanding of the impact of mental health and mental illness on the client, family and community
  • Crisis management skills
  • Knowledge of Recovery philosophy

Other Information
  • Field Hours
  • Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement. HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria.

Additional Information

The successful candidate is responsible to obtain and provide an original Criminal Record Check (CRC) & Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from their local police service, RCMP or previous country/countries of residence that is dated within the past six (6) months that is satisfactory to the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Internal candidates may be required to provide a CRC & VSC during recruitment and selection process.
Expected Start Date: July 14, 2021
Expected Up To Date: October 14, 2022
FTE®: 1.00
This posting will remain Open until Filled.
External applicants applying to the Saskatchewan Health Authority are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of Vaccination will be required prior to offer of employment.

Organization & Community

SHA (Cypress) Logo
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Swift Current

Community Description

Swift Current, the fifth largest city in the province of Saskatchewan, has a population of 18,000 residents serving approximately 50,000 people in the surrounding area. It is situated along the Trans-Canada Highway 170 kilometres west of Moose Jaw, and 218 kilometres east of Medicine Hat, Alberta. It is a safe, relaxed, family oriented, active community with many options in sports, recreation and culture. We have a diverse population with residents from around the world. There is an excellent school system which offers both Public and Catholic schools. Outdoor activities (camping, hunting, fishing) are major recreational pursuits. To the west of Swift Current are the Cypress Hills, an area known for its geological and ecological rarity. To the northwest are the Great Sand Hills, which encompass a 1900 km2 area, one of the largest of its kind in Canada. North of Swift Current is the Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, which straddles the west end of Lake Diefenbaker and offers ample opportunity for boating and fishing. In addition, Swift Current boasts some of the mildest winters in Saskatchewan and we are one of the top spots in North America for annual sunshine!