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Job Number:  41060
Occupational Therapist (Part Time) – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Job Posted: Friday, 12 January 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 2 February 2018
(45 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Part time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Through our vision of eliminating poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, our work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. By addressing multiple needs, Bissell Centre provides a holistic approach to helping families and individuals.  For more information, please visit www.bissellcentre.org


Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of a Part-time Occupational Therapist.  The Occupational Therapist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide support to adults who are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) with housing stability and goal achievement, through a client centered approach. The Occupational Therapist will also provide guidance and support to enhance and develop programming that is inclusive to any interested participants. The Occupational Therapist will be based in-house, but will also work and represent Bissell Centre in the community. This position focuses in assessing executive function, assist in the formulation of care plans and supporting activities of daily living, contributory activities of daily living, work, and any areas that assist the client to increase home stability, reduce isolation and increase meaningful daily activity.


Specific responsibilities of the position include:

Program Delivery

  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the Daily Living Skills boot camp with all residents
  • Administer the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) on all residents
  • Assist case managers in establishing and meeting meaningful goals with the residents within the home and community setting
  • Collaborate in the development of methods that address emotional regulation, and promote adaptive social and life skills

General and Administrative

  • Maintain accurate written case file notes, computer records, update program databases (ETO), program information, and critical incident reports within established time standards
  • Provide up-to-date program information and statistics as required
  • Maintain and submit accurate mileage and expense logs for reimbursement
  • Participate in probationary and annual performance reviews
  • Attend scheduled staff and supervision meetings
  • Complete WCB forms as required
  • Perform other duties as required


Education and Experience

  • Minimum university degree in Occupational Therapy. Masters Preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the history and culture of the Indigenous peoples
  • 3 years’ experience working with high risk populations which include but not limited to issues of poverty, homelessness, addictions, FASD and mental health concerns


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated with strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, good time management, strong organizational, problem-solving and advocacy skills
  • Providing individual and group support services as well as workshop development and facilitation
  • Having the ability to support people and/or coordinate support in a variety of diverse areas
  • Experience with case management software is a considerable asset

Conditions of Work

  • Operation of personal vehicle with required insurance
  • Some early morning, evening and weekend work may be required as caseload coverage is participant centered
How to Apply:
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Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by February 2, 2018 to:

Rachelle Sutherland
Director, Community Programs & Services
Bissell Centre
10527 - 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, persons who identify with various self-concepts and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Tina Young
Bissell Centre
10527-96 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6

Tel: 780-423-2285
www:   www.bissellcentre.org

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