Posted on 31-Mar-2021 by North Bay Regional Health Centre
Location Nipissing, North Bay
HOURS: DAYS, EVENINGS, NIGHTS, AND WEEKENDS
SALARY: $28.477 (Min.) - $29.157 (Max.)
Pay rate, benefits and other terms and conditions are as per the CUPE 139 Collective Agreement
Graduate of a recognized Physiotherapy Assistant and/ Occupational Therapy Assistant program required
Knowledge of the forensic Mental Health system, legislation and risk management practices required
Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and treatment approaches required
Knowledge of psychiatric medications and symptom management
Demonstrated skills and experience to provide holistic supports, helping individuals successfully attain goals of self-care, independent living, leisure and productivity and connectivity to their community within a forensic risk prevention and management context.
Knowledge and experience with providing specialized programming for individuals living with a dual diagnosis
Ability to effectively develop and maintain partnerships with community agencies
Ability to effectively provide health teaching to individuals and groups required.
Demonstrated skills to work collaboratively with the inpatient occupational therapist, members of both inpatient and outreach teams to ensure treatment and community integration are seamless
Strong intervention skills in engaging patients and families required
Cultural sensitivity of the patient population serviced by the Mental Health and the Law program required
Excellent level of written and verbal communication skills required to effectively liaise, consult and exchange information with patients, families, multidisciplinary team members, clinicians, peers and community contacts/representatives
Safe food handling certification is an asset
Current BCLS required
Demonstrated computer skills/knowledge required
Able to organize daily activities efficiently and effectively
Able to work with minimal independence required
Practice in a safe, ethical and effective manner
Ability to teach new activities to patients and report all treatment concerns back to the OT
Effective communication skills to develop a therapeutic rapport with people who have a variety of mental illnesses
Good attendance and work record required
Valid class G Driver’s license and ministry of Transportation Driver’s Abstract required for extensive travel within the catchment area required.
Must demonstrate commitment to ensure your safety, the safety of fellow workers, patients, volunteers, and visitors
Must support and contribute to a culture of safety and prevention of adverse health events in this organization
Bilingualism (Advanced level English/French) is required. All unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the identified French requirement has been met or there are no successful bilingual candidates. A formal French test will be conducted to evaluate the proficiency level.
Criminal Reference Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check: recent within six (6) months is a requirement