Occupational Therapist #74822

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job Description

Fort McMurray is a thriving community with lively social, arts, and cultural opportunities as well as an important hub for the energy industry in Alberta.  Fort McMurray provides the best of both worlds, modern, up-to-date healthcare services, variety in day-to-day work and unique opportunities for career growth found in rural settings.  Employees know they can count on their colleagues both on the job and away from it.  They have faced challenges, including the most recent wildfire, and have stuck together to help build a stronger community.  If you want to be part of a highly collaborative, innovative, and passionate team this is the opportunity for you.


  1. In your role as Occupational Therapist you will report to the Manager, to provide a broad range of services focused on supporting clients with a mental illness. 
  2. You will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team using a client centered care approach and will be expected to participate in assessment, treatment, program planning and provide therapy services on an individual and group basis. 
  3. As part of interdisciplinary team, the Occupational Therapist will carry out interventions primarily across the service continuum. 
  4. The range of services include crisis intervention, case management, capacity assessment, cognitive and occupational assessment, assessment of daily living skills,  rehabilitation, socialization, and advocating for clients with the goals of enhancing quality of life and promoting successful tenure in the community.


  • The incumbent will possess flexibility and creativity, organization, and good communication.
  • Must possess a Bachelors or Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Work experience with persons with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.
  • Registered with AAROT.
  • Basic Computer skills are essential.
  • Ability to complete competency assessments is considered an asset.
  • 1 year experience working within addiction and mental health and psychiatry.
  • Demonstrated experience with group work.
  • Experience with a variety of functional assessments.
  • Training in NVCI and suicide risk assessment and safety planning.
  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • All employees must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to AHS in compliance with the AHS Security Screening Procedure.
  • All employees who work in a patient care location are required to submit a completed Communicable Disease Assessment form.
  • All professions must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties with AHS where applicable: Regulated health professions under the Alberta Health
  • Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act will be required to provide an original copy of a valid practice permit before commencing their duties with AHS. Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.

Additional Information:

In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480.  This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

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