Published: October 12, 2017
Job Type
Alternative Parent Homes
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Noon, Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Position Type
Term (6 Months with possibility of extension or permanency)


ORDER DATE..................................:      October 12, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

COMPETITION #.............................:      2777.10.17


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        TERM (6 months with possibility of extension or permanency), FULL-TIME, 40 HOURS/WEEK

An organization that fosters hope and opportunities to empower children, youth and families throughout Manitoba requires an experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) within the Alternative Parent Homes (APH) Services. The OT is responsible for overseeing Occupational Therapy Services including direct client intervention, conducting assessments, developing intervention plans, consulting, providing therapeutic programming, and foster parent and client specific training. This position falls under the collective agreement. This is a 6 month term position with the possibility of extension or permanency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Occupational Therapist include, but are not limited to:


  • Completes occupational therapy assessments with referred clients to identify strengths and needs
  • Utilizes standardized testing as a component of the assessment process

Direct Service and Treatment:

  • Provides direct occupational therapy services as needed to assist clients in gaining skills for everyday life, school, and relationships
  • Supports clients to identify and work towards realistic goals
  • Manages client caseload and prioritizes appropriately
  • Meets regularly with the Clinical Coordinator and CCMs for the purpose of collaboration and planning
  • Assesses the need for therapeutic groups and implements accordingly
  • Assists the APH team in problem-solving to address client issues
  • Facilitates topic-specific training sessions as needed to assist foster parents in developing required competencies

Continuity of Care:

  • Engages foster parents and care team in the assessment and treatment process.
  • Extends consultation to other agency programs whenever possible.
  • Attends APH staff meetings and contributes to the overall functioning of the APH Service Area by assuming appropriate additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Represents the APH Service Area both within and outside of the agency.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical documentation and fulfills administrative duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Baccalaureate or Clinical Masters’ Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration is required with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) with the incumbent’s name entered in the practicing register or in the provisional register as an examination candidate. Where the incumbent is provisionally registered as an examination candidate, he/she must pass the examination required by COTM during the next available exam offering to maintain employment with the agency.
  • Expertise in the area of child and adolescent mental health
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Computer proficiency: Window’s MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, etc…) Email
  • Willingness to participate in required agency training


  • Experience working with children/adolescents and their families
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system in Manitoba
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal customs, beliefs, and practices

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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