Occupational Therapist (TFT 1.0 FTE)

Occupational Therapy Ottawa, Ottawa

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM23-385E
Title: Occupational Therapist (TFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Full-time
Contract End Date: 01/06/2025
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Weekends
Unit: Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Team for Persons Dually Diagnosed
Department: Community Mental Health
Union: OPSEU Local 479
Site: Community Mental Health - Carlingwood & Satellite Offices
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.  This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees.  Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.


  • Provide a full range of occupational therapy service in the area of Adult Dual Diagnosis (Mental Illness and Developmental Delay). This will include sensory, ADL assessments, recommendations regarding treatment planning to be            carried out by other caregivers and providing education to community, family members, caregivers and hospital providers.
  • Travel throughout the Champlain Health Region and deliver service in a variety of community, residential and institutional settings.
  • Provide individual occupational therapy assessment and individual treatment to referred adult clients.
  • Contribute to the interdisciplinary treatment planning.
  • Attend clinical and program meetings as required.
  • Contribute to inter-agency assessment and care-planning. The team will include staff or partner organizations.
  • Liaise with appropriate community agencies as required.
  • Develop with the other team members of the interdisciplinary team education regarding assessment and treatment of individuals with Dual Diagnosis.
  • Contribute to furthering of the goals of the Occupational Therapy profession including attending monthly meetings.
  • Enter workload measurement data according to hospital policies.
  • Develops therapeutic groups with input from clients, families, and other natural supports, and leads groups independently, or with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Adhere to hospital and program policies and procedures, and to the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario standards.
  • Must be willing to discuss performance of other duties as requested by program/discipline/hospital.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Discrimination and Harassment-Free Workplace policy.


  • ·     Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc (OT)) or equivalent according to the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario standards.
  • Minimum of 3 years Occupational Therapy experience, preferably with adults with severe mental illness and or Intellectual Disability.
  • Member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario mandatory.
  • Membership in CAOT and OSOT preferred.
  • Experience with developing and leading psycho-educational and therapeutic groups is essential.
  • Experience with recovery based programs for the seriously mentally ill is essential.
  • Experience in completing sensory assessments and implementing sensory based interventions is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational ability, critical thinking and goal setting skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislated acts (i.e. MHA, The Health Care Consent Act).
  • Ability to work independently and sound clinical judgment.
  • Experience in community consultation is an asset.
  • Ability to work in a team; establish and maintain good working relations.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle for day to day operations of the team
  • Valid G Driver’s License
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. 

Salary Range: $37.70 to  $53.17 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.