Jan 08, 2021

Case Manager, Occupational Therapist

  • Cota
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
Full time Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Are you a Case Manager – Occupational Therapist seeking a dynamic, rewarding and innovative environment? Do you want to be part of an organization that is inclusive and diverse? Would you like to ensures clients safety while supporting quality improvement of services in line with Cota’s strategic direction of “Investing in our staff”? Are you excited about working in an organization that is all about the delivery of safe, recovery oriented, client & family centered comprehensive services? Would you like to be part of the ‘Cota Family’ as we continue inspiring, and providing excellent community-based support to our clients?

If your answer to any of the above is yes, then Cota’s Case Manager, Occupational Therapist role is your next career move!

About the Position:

The AHFT utilizes the interdisciplinary team approach of an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) to provide Housing First support to individuals who are homeless, living with mental health challenges and involved with a mental health court diversion program and/or are on release from a provincial correctional facility.

We presently are recruiting one (1) Occupational Therapist position that will support the 2 teams (East and West)

Job Duties:

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to those below:

- Conducting comprehensive psychosocial, ADLs, vocational and mental status assessments and developing a recovery plan

- Facilitate skills development, promote involvement in leisure and recreational opportunities in the community, and promote optimal daily functioning

- Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to plan, develop, coordinate and provide core community based services

- Prepare clients, by teaching and coaching to return to paid or unpaid employment

- Links clients to possible employment / volunteer opportunities

- Provide education and support to clients and their families

- Provide psychoeducational groups: eg: vocational skills, coping skills

- Linking and coordinating clients to needed services, family support and education

- Record client status/progress using the appropriate documentation system

- Provide community based Case Management supports

- Linking to community resources and advocating for clients to access appropriate services to meet their needs

Successful Candidate Requires:

- Current registration with College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

- Membership in CAOT or OSOT

- Working knowledge of psychiatric and mental health disorders and related psychiatric/psychosocial interventions and treatment models

- An advanced understanding of the principles of recovery

- Excellent Knowledge of Ontario’s Mental Health Act and Health Care Consent Act

- Good understanding of the Ontario ACT Standards – second edition

- Demonstrated group facilitation skills

- Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health assessments, risk assessments, mental status examinations, and development of crisis and discharge plans

- Functions effectively within a multidisciplinary team

- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to engage in conflict resolution

- Ability to practice using excellent critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills

- Excellent written and Verbal communication skills

- Good attendance record

- Demonstrated commitment to the Housing First model and philosophy

- Knowledge of PSR and Recovery as guiding principles for assessing and developing treatment plans for clients

- Experience working with clients with a concurrent disorder and those living in unstable housing situations or homelessness

- Excellent computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook)

- Experience working in a community agency an asset

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate will be required to:

- Conduct visits in the clients’ homes, hostels, hospitals and other community settings working in sometimes difficult conditions, including hoarding and pest infestation

- Be required to work rotating day, evening and weekend shifts

- Provide proof of a valid Ontario Driver’s license

- Provide evidence of a clean driver abstract

- Access to a vehicle for daily use

Relocation assistance provided?

No

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