Occupational Therapist (Permanent Full Time), MHSS Integrated OT/PT & Addiction and Mental Health Services

Horizon Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPETITION #: 2018-34107 External 
ZONE: Saint John
DEPARTMENT: MHSS Integrated OT/PT & Addiction and Mental Health Services
FACILITY: St. Stephen Addiction and Mental Health Service
POSTING TYPE: Permanent Full Time
JOB TITLE: Occupational Therapist
CLASSIFICATION: Occupational Therapist 1 (OT01)
LANGUAGE: English Essential
HOURS OF WORK: Days, Subject to change due to operational requirements.
SALARY: $32.8342 to $39.1679 per hour


The Occupational Therapist - Addictions and Mental Health is responsible for providing assessment, consultation and clinical services to enable individuals to engage in occupations of life.


  • A University degree in a related field. 
  • Must be registered and a member in good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Two years' experience in the Mental Health field would be an asset.
  • Ability to attend work on a regular basis.
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Good work record.
  • Written and spoken competence in English required


The Occupational Therapist - Addictions and Mental Health is responsible for:

  • Participating in interdisciplinary care planning
  • Assessing, planning, and providing therapeutic interventions to individuals and groups
  • Using assessment tools to assess mental health competencies
  • Liaising with families, employers and community stakeholders
  • Monitoring and responding to high risk mental health activities
  • Maintaining clinical records and documentation
  • Providing guidance and support to therapy assistants and other health care providers
  • Participating in developing and sharing information related to clinical skill sets, best practices and clinical guidelines


Professional Competencies identified by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists:

  • Assumes Professional Responsibility
  • Demonstrates Practice Knowledge
  • Utilizes a Practice Process
  • Thinks Critically
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Engages in Professional Development
  • Manages the Practice Environment 

Competencies identified by Horizon Health Network

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient/Client Focus
  • Planning and Prioritizing Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line by August 15, 2018.

NOTE: There will be no further postings for this position should there be no fully qualified applicants. If you wish to be considered for this position and have most of the qualifications as posted and the registration or licensure where required, you are encouraged to apply at this time. 

Please quote Competition # 2018-34107-External. Horizon Health Network appreciates expressed interest, however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources Department, Horizon Health Network.

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