Occupational Therapist – Full-time Permanent

Occupational Therapist 

1 Full-Time Permanent – Competition No. 23-013

Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, KRRC serves youth and adults with intellectual, physical, behavioral, psychological, and/or psychiatric disabilities. 

Responsible to the Director of Clinical Services and a member of the Clinical Services Team, the Occupational Therapist provides consultation services to diverse clients of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, its community option homes, and the Cambridge Community Outreach Group (CCOG). 

Operating within the full scope of the profession of Occupational Therapy, the Occupational Therapist provides services in the areas of access, activities of daily living, assistive technology and devices, sensory processing, positive behaviour supports, and equipment prescription in accordance with the goals, mission, and values of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre (KRRC).

The position works within an inter-professional team to support individualized program plans to enhance clients’ independence, socialization, health, daily living skills, and learning, and works collaboratively to prioritize referrals on a dynamic and varied clinical caseload. Supervision of a 0.6 OTA/PTA and students completing practicums at KRRC is an expectation of the role as is providing training and education to employees of KRRC/partner organizations and clients. 

Competitive compensation package including health/dental benefits and defined benefit pension plan, and vacation of 3 to 6 weeks based on related years of experience.     

KRRC is an equal opportunity employer that values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

 The successful candidate will have the following:   

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and 2 years relevant clinical experience or Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with 5 years relevant experience
  • Registration (eligibility) with the College of Occupational Therapy of Nova Scotia
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities to reduce barriers in residential and community settings 
  • Experience providing individual consultation and assessment 
  • Experience with Positive Behaviour Support Plans and knowledge of equipment prescription, postural assessment, and skincare needs are assets
  • Highly motivated with the ability to be self-directed and work independently 
  • Ability to be an effective team member in a fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated professionalism and accountability
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills 
  • Ability to impart knowledge and develop the potential in others
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills that enhance problem-solving ability and decision-making
  • Creativity and flexibility in approaching issues/concerns
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s strategic direction and to the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and DSP Transformation 
  • Commitment to ethical and evidence-based practices
  • Evidence of exemplary attendance, punctuality, and work practices
  • Commitment to uphold confidentiality and keep in confidence all matters concerning KRRC, its clients and employees 
  • Experience delivering educational presentations and participating in quality improvement initiatives an asset
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and willingness to travel within a 4-hour radius of KRRC
  • Required to provide Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Register Check
  • As per the government mandate, the successful applicant must be COVID-19 double vaccinated

Please direct applications including cover letter/resume to Human Resources by March 28,2023, at 11:59pm.

E-mail:    hr@krrc.ns.ca

Fax:        (902) 538-7022

Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre

1349 County Home Road,

PO Box 128

Waterville, NS B0P 1V0

Website https://www.krrc.ns.ca/ 

We appreciate all applications; however only those candidates invited for an interview will be notified. 

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