Community Occupational Therapist, Delta Mental Health Centre (0.78 FTE)

City Delta
Job ID 2023-45235
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Occupational Therapy
Employment Type
Part Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630 Monday - Wednesday & 0830-1545 Thursday
Days Off
Friday, Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$41.32 - $51.40 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.32 - $51.40 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and communitybased health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.


Our team of nearly 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more


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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


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Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive,
equitable, and culturally safe manner.


This vacancy is subject to the requirements of the Facility Staff Assignment Order (the “SSO”) issued by the Fraser Health’s Medical Health Officer further to the Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on April 10, 2020 (amended April 15, 2020) (the “PHO Order”). While these Orders are in effect the successful applicant to this vacancy will be limited to working in only one (1) private long-term care hospital, licensed long-term care facility, registered assisted living facility, stand-alone extended care hospital or provincial mental health facility (the “Facilities”).


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Detailed Overview

Abiding by Fraser Health Policies and Procedures impacting rehabilitation and recovery services, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides direct and indirect specialized occupational therapy services to clients of their area of practice using recognized occupational therapy tools and techniques. Services include client assessment, planning, group and individual interventions, and transition planning; consultation with and education for other professionals, contracted agencies and natural supports; and support services for clients and natural supports. The Occupational Therapist engages with individual clients and support systems as full collaborators in service planning, delivery, and evaluation; develops partnerships with community agencies to encourage client participation; focuses on occupational performance (person-occupation-environment) from a psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) perspective for Mental Health & Substance Use program clients; provides input into the evaluation of process and outcomes to ensure quality of services; participates in joint planning with team members for overall service delivery to clients, and works collaboratively with MHSU staff, agencies, and community service providers. This position may be required to work in different settings such as at more than one location within an assigned geographical area, or within a virtual/remote service delivery environment.


  1. Screens and assesses client's functional capacity, occupational performance, and environmental supports to make appropriate referrals by reporting client's occupational profile, skills, limitations, support needs, and goals.
  2. Reviews relevant clinical information and discusses the referral with the team including the client, their most responsible clinician and agencies involved by interviewing the client, significant others and/or natural supports, and other professionals and services to determine the appropriate use of assessment tools. Conducts home assessments/community visits as required.
  3. Analyses and reviews assessment results with the client to determine a course of action, and provides verbal and written assessment reports to the case manager and other relevant stakeholders such as housing support staff.
  4. Assists client and agency to determine the best method of achieving the desired results; supports client orientation to the service, and provides ongoing support and advice to both client and agency. Where necessary, refers clients to other services.
  5. Provides individual and group treatment with selected clients of the mental health and substance use program by collaborating with inter-professional team members to determine recovery priorities and goals, and providing group leadership/co-leadership to meet psycho-education, skill development, and other needs.
  6. Identifies appropriate Frame of Reference for intervention/treatment and reviews assessment results;, develops treatment goals with the client and treatment team, identifies resources required for treatment, including tests, materials and equipment, initiates the required funding requests, and provides individual treatments as required to restore, develop, or maintain occupational performance/functional responsibilities.
  7. Assists in the provision of education regarding rehabilitation and recovery to mental health & substance use program staff. Identifies education needs and/or provides education to service providers, and assists in the development of training workshops to meet their identified needs.
  8. Applies psychosocial rehabilitation approach with mental health & substance use program clients/consumers to facilitate clients' effective entry and participation in psychosocial rehabilitation, education, employment, and leisure programs, and provides information to assist the most responsible clinician in facilitating the client's effective rehabilitation.
  9. Supports overall service delivery of the program through joint planning, responding to team priorities, and providing verbal and written reports regarding the progress towards program goals to the team coordinator.
  10. Reviews programs, identifies program strengths, and recommends improvements; plans, develops and coordinates the development of rehabilitation programs in consultation and collaboration with clients, team members, other professionals, service providers and families;. identifies current resources and service gaps, determines priorities for service needs, service goals, evaluation tools and procedures. Provides input regarding program budgets and/or purchases as requested.
  11. Represents their program, service area, or profession on Fraser Health and local committees on the development of rehabilitation policy, program planning and standards. Identifies current best practice service delivery models.
  12. Coordinates rehabilitation resources, including but not limited to, Peer Support, Therapeutic Volunteer and Rehabilitation Fund programs. 
  13. In consultation with the Coordinator and Manager, reviews the services of contracted rehabilitation programs by identifying strengths and areas which need improvement, strengthening existing partnerships and if necessary recommends corrective action, and developing new partnerships to provide rehabilitative services.
  14. Collaborates with community agencies and communicates to provide specialized information regarding roles and services, and to support capacity development of programs and services for the client group. Ensures a coordinated approach to service provision and effective use of resources.
  15. Acts as a consultant/resource regarding psychosocial rehabilitation to community agencies and services funded by Mental Health & Substance Use Services to provide rehabilitation, and to those that provide education, training, employment services and recreation services to Mental Health consumers.
  16. Supervises as preceptor to occupational therapy students as required.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience
Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Two (2) years' recent related experience working in a community mental health and/or substance use setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Valid B.C. Class V Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of current psychiatric rehabilitation, psychosocial approaches, and recovery practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the major categories of mental illness and substance use and their appropriate rehabilitation treatments.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to use activity analysis to assess occupational performance and modify the activity, environment, or supports to enable occupation.
  • Ability to utilize outcome measurement tools.
  • Demonstrated leadership and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment such as computers including applicable software applications including within the context of remote/virtual delivery of care.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a community team setting, as well as independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families and other members of the health care team and community agencies.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.
  • Ability to problem-solve and exercise sound clinical reasoning.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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