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 Team Lead, will work as a part of the Workforce Development support team. The OT will provide support to adults experiencing multiple barriers to finding and maintaining employment to provide trauma-informed, client-centered care. The OT will assess participants’ readiness and ability to work, and assist in the formulation of care plans
This position requires successful working relationships with participants and staff in the Workforce Development program. 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 participants and will work with the Workforce Development front line staff and support team to mitigate problems and obstacles that threaten to undermine participants’ wellbeing. Keeping clear and accurate files and records is essential. The Occupational Therapist will collaborate with the Employment Support Worker, Recovery Coach, Job Placement Specialist, and other community supports.
Job type: Fixed term contract ending in April 30, 2024.
General and Administrative
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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, Employment Services
Application Deadline: May 25, 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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