Ref# 17‑OPSEU‑19R1 ‑ Full Time ‑ Occupational Therapist Forensics

This vacancy is Reposted.  Candidates who have previously applied for this position are required to resubmit their application.

Reporting to the Manager – Forensic Mental Health Services, you will be responsible for providing various assessment screening tools and executing treatment of clients (inpatient and outpatient) who have involvement with both the Criminal Justice system and the Mental Health system. As part of a multidisciplinary health care team, you will practice within the Standards of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. TBRHSC is an academic health sciences centre that provides care within a Patient and Family Centred model.


  • Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • 2 years recent experience working with patients within a mental health setting (preference given to Forensic experience)
  • Competent in assessment skills and group programming
  • Demonstrated ability to create relevant and succinct reports based on assessment data
  • Competent in executing treatment plans based on psycho‑educational, cognitive, cognitivebehavioural and task oriented approaches
  • Sensitivity to the needs of patients with mental health, developmental disabilities and/or emotional difficulties
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to work effectively with other disciplines
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of best practices for the delivery of care and service
  • Proficiency keyboarding and the use of computer applications to support work processes ‑ Internet, GroupWise email and Microsoft Word are essential
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and values of Patient and Family Centred Care with demonstrated ability to incorporate into all aspects of practice and teamwork
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training Course
  • Current valid driver's license

The Health Sciences Centre strives to ensure the safety and security of the patients, visitors, employees and assets financial and otherwise.  As one tool in the recruitment screening process, all offers of employment to external candidates shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.

The Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is committed to delivering healthcare in a manner that is consistent with Patient and Family Centred Care.  Applicants are required to have a demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to this care philosophy.

Candidates will have demonstrated adherence to the Hospital's Code of Conduct.  Regular attendance at work is imperative, therefore, all applicants will have to demonstrate a good attendance record to be considered for this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

As a proposed designation position under the French Language Policy (HR‑esa‑12) Level 2 ‑ French Language Skills are required.

If there are no qualified applicants for the above position, the Hospital may, at their discretion, train unqualified individuals.

Interested applicants should submit a resume outlining relative previous experience and training no later than 1630 hours on Friday April 7, 2017

External applicants must apply through our website:

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