Job Posting 71796

Occupational Therapist
Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities
Edmonton area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 18 Jun)
full time

Role Objective

The role of the Occupational Therapist at Chrysalis is to provide a clinical therapeutic lens to programs and services. The Occupational Therapist will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Responsibilities include; health promotion, improving health outcomes and life skills through assessment, treatment planning, interventions, consultation, education and follow-up. This will involve providing clinical direction to support staff to assist with development of skills, coping strategies, and increased independence.

This role is structured to advocate and validate for the continuation of regulated health professionals within Chrysalis. Outcomes will be monitored and tracked throughout the duration of this role to further develop and expand on the responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist. Outcomes will be measured and evaluated to develop and through demonstrated evidence of qualitative and quantitative results in improving quality of life metrics which include; social determinants of health, Maslow’s hierarchy of basic human needs and the following pillars and domains:

  • Wellness Pillar - Domains; Emotional, Physical, Material
  • Community connectedness Pillar - Domains; Rights, Social Inclusion, Interpersonal Relations
  • Independence Pillar - Domains; Personal Development, Self Determination


Essential Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Consulting with support staff and people in service
  • Case management for people in service
  • Case conferencing for people in service who have exhibited Complex Needs
  • Assess risk and harm, assess cognitive levels and sensory needs
  • Create Positive Behavioural Support Plans and Restrictive Procedures where appropriate
  • Outcome monitoring
  • Support program development through an Occupational Therapy framework (In-facility/employment)
  • Develop coping skills and strategies to help with maladaptive behaviours
  • Support people in service who are involved with external clinical pathways and participate in multidisciplinary communication and treatment planning
  • Facilitate groups focusing on health promotion and wellness (cognitive remediation groups to help with quality of life, life skill development, employability, Sensory Processing and Modulation)
  • Support the intake process, to assess potential people in service’s functional capacity using standardized assessments
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with colleagues, medical staff, and healthcare practitioners concerning documentation, treatment plans, progress and outcomes
  • Participate in client, family and caregiver education in collaboration with other disciplines
  • Producing and maintaining clinical data, information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of occupational therapy services
  • Provide education and training on specific skills to Chrysalis employees
  • Comfortable with supervising Occupational Student Placements


Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Completion of degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university program
  • Active registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP)
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sectors Check within the past 6 months
  • Demonstrates accountable, ethical practice and professionalism in working with clients, colleagues, and other health care providers, and the public in a culturally competent manner
  • Demonstrates high flexibility and adaptability to change with high standards of professionalism and diligence with the ability to work in a fast paced, at times stressful, and challenging environment
  • Ability to be self-directed and exercise strong independent clinical judgment
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Proven communication and assessment skills to work cooperatively and effectively that align with the vision and mission of Chrysalis
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, strong professional judgment, and initiative are necessary
  • Passion for the work of Chrysalis and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for people with disabilities


Physical Requirements

  • The ability to remain stationary 25% of the time, and occasionally move about the space of a three-story 15,000 sq foot building equipped with an elevator.
  • Constantly physically positions oneself to engage and interact with people with various abilities, and in multiple settings.
  • Frequently communicates with people with disabilities, families, para-professionals and DS workers. Must be able to to exchange and accurately interpret information.
  • Constantly performs work with the proper use of PPE’s, masking the face, donning gloves, gowns as required.


Core Competencies

  • Collaboration Self motivation and initiative
  • Confidentiality and integrity Interpersonal Relations and Respect
  • Project/Program Development, Coordination & Evaluation
  • Inclusive Leadership Creative Problem-Solving
  • Clinical / psycho-social expertise

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