Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social, and economic prosperity. We empower people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community and have sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.
The Occupational Therapist (OT), under the direction of the Manager, will work as a part of the Care Team at Hope Terrace. The OT will provide support to adults who are diagnosed with the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to provide trauma-informed, client-centered care. The OT will assess residents executive function and assist in the formulation of care plans. This position is responsible for the coordination of clinical services that focus on assessing residents executive function and daily living skills.
This position requires successful working relationships with residents and Hope Terrace staff. Through assessment and intervention, the OT, will support skill development that enables residents in activities of daily living, employment and any additional areas that aim to increase home stability, reduce isolation and increase meaningful daily activity.
This position will influence and celebrate positive outcomes with residents and will work with the Hope Terrace front line staff and care team to mitigate problems and obstacles that threaten to undermine residents’ wellbeing. Keeping clear and accurate files and records is essential. The Occupational Therapist will collaborate with the Manager of Supportive Housing, the Case Manager and other community supports.
The Occupational Therapist is expected to have the ability to respond quickly to individuals in crisis.
Job-type: Permanent, Full-time
General and Administrative
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Conditions of Work
The above-noted training must be completed during the first six months of employment.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
Manager, Permanent Supportive Housing
Application Deadline: May 25th, 2022
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Bissell Centre continues to take action to protect person served and staff. Strategies related to Bissell Centre’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for new hires, except due to legitimate, established exceptions.
Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.
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