Occupational Therapist (RFT 1.0 FTE)

Occupational Therapy Brockville, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: BMHC23-154E
Title: Occupational Therapist (RFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Full-time
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Weekends
Unit: Forensic Treatment Unit - B3
Department: Forensic Psychiatry - BMHC
Union: OPSEU Local 439
Site: Brockville Mental Health Centre
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 individual occupational therapy assessment and treatment to referred adult clients in the Forensic
    Treatment Unit,
  • Plan, facilitate and assist in the coordination of treatment groups in the inpatient units
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary treatment planning.
  • Participate in the integrated education and vocational assessment process and rehabilitation planning and care delivery as necessary.
  • Attend clinical and program meetings as required.
  • Liaise with appropriate community agencies as required.
  • Provide student supervision.
  • Contribute to furthering of the goals of the Occupational Therapy profession including attending monthly meetings.
  • Enter workload measurement data according to hospital policies.
  • Adhere to hospital policies and procedures, to program and to Ontario College of Occupational Therapy standards of practice.
  • Willingness to work variable hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the ROHCG.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Harassment, & Discrimination Free Workplace Policy.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Occupational therapy experience, preferably with adults with serious mental illness.
  • Experience working with adult psychiatric population is 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.
  • Member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Membership in CAOT and/or OSOT preferred.
  • Proof of malpractice insurance as required by COTO is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational ability, critical thinking and goal setting skills.
  • Group leadership and facilitation experience and 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.
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check, for vulnerable sector.
  • Ability to work in a team; establish and maintain good working relations.
  • Valid drivers’ license and access to personal vehicle for work purposes.
  • English level A- in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading and writing is mandatory.  Bilingual (French/English) level A- is considered an asset.

Salary Range: $41.73 to  $47.67 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.