Occupational Therapist - Barrie & Community FHT (Barrie, ON)

Organization Name
Barrie & Community FHT (Barrie, ON)
Occupational Therapist
FTE Type
Part-Time, 0.6 FTE (3 days per week), Contract to September 2022

370 Bayview Drive, 3rd Floor
Barrie ON L4N 7L3

Closing date

Job Description

Occupational Therapist
Contract, to approximately September 2022
Part-Time, 0.6 FTE (3 days per week)

The Occupational Therapist works within the existing programs of the BCFHT including but not limited to the LINKS Team, Aging Well Clinic, and Chronic Disease Prevention Management Programs. Care is provided using a multidisciplinary team approach. The OT will receive referrals from members of the team, prioritize and arrange for initial screening, conduct assessments and meetings as required, while working with the available support staff of the greater BCFHT team. 

Main Responsibilities

• Conducting assessments and interventions related to falls and balance, and in order to identify and address psychological, social, and/or environmental factors that can affect functioning
• Conducting assessments of cognitive and functional impairment
• Assessment for varying assistive devices and applicable funding available
• Completion of forms in order for clients to access varying benefits related to insurance or government funding, cognitive and/or perceptual evaluations
• Counseling regarding activities of daily living and interventions to support life skills maintenance
• Conducting ergonomic assessments, hand therapy assessments and splinting
• Conducting functional assessment for return to work and/or school accommodations
• Providing education and support for caregivers and family members 
• Conduct home and/or community safety assessments
• Maintain accurate records of patients' therapy using electronic medical records
• Develop and facilitate group education sessions as needed
• Working with the clinical managers to continually meet the changing needs of the organization and the patients 

Education, Skills and Requirements

• Active registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario 
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with physicians, interdisciplinary healthcare providers and other community partners 
• Demonstrated clinical reasoning skills and excellent assessment and therapeutic skills 
• Experience working with vulnerable, complex patients who come from various levels of socio-economic status 
• Comfortable providing home visit assessments and conducting community outreach 
• Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and willingness to travel to conduct home and community visits within Barrie & area community (urban and rural) 
• Ability to work independently without direct occupational therapy supervision
• Independent health care assessment and patient management skills 
• Demonstrated communication skills and problem solving abilities 
• Experience with electronic medical records and MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
• Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer status for ambulation aids and wheelchairs considered an asset 

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume to careers@bcfht.ca. For more information on our team please visit our website at www.barriefht.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest in BCFHT, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Barrie and Community Family Health Team supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with a disability. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) And Protection of Privacy Act, 1987. 

The Barrie and Community Family Health Team is committed to improving access and opportunities for individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require a specific accommodation during the application, interview or recruitment stage, please contact our HR Coordinator by phone at 705-721-0370 x 2121, by fax at 705-725-4708 or by email at careers@bcfht.ca noting Accessibility Inquiry in the subject line, in order for appropriate accommodations to be made.