Occupational Therapist

Status: Open | Site: Kensington | Department: Therapy Services

Permanent Part-Time, Days, 62 Hrs / Bi-weekly pay period, 0.8 FTE

The Occupational Therapist (OT) at Shepherd’s Care Foundation, Kensington Village Long Term Care (LTC) reports to the Director of Care, LTC. The OT functions within the Mission, Vision, Values and Behavior Standards of Shepherd’s Care Foundation and within the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) standards of professional practice. The OT is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating occupational therapy interventions for all long term care residents. The OT ensures the care provided is compliant with continuing care health service standards, accommodation standards, employment and safety-related legislation and SCF policies. The OT acts as a resident advocate and provides support to residents and families in a manner that promotes wellness, independence and person-centered care. The OT is committed to continuous quality improvement. The OT works as part of an Interdisciplinary team and  provides leadership, coaching and oversight to the Rehabilitation Aides/Assistants.


  •  Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university.
  •  Member in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in geriatrics and continuing care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to person-centered care.
  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) level A authorizer status for large mobility and compression garments.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, concern resolution and customer service.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Shepherd’s Care Foundation.
  • Ability to work independently and with members of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicate strong clinical skills to resident, families and team members.
  • Experience with policy development and research.
  • Awareness of accident and injury prevention, hazard identification and control; adherence to safe work practices and procedures is essential in this position.
  • Participates in performance monitoring and measurement to achieve continuous quality improvement in areas such as falls prevention, maintenance of skin integrity and wound prevention and management.  Analyzes available data for planning and monitoring purposes.
  • Experience with RAI –MDS 2.0 assessment.
  • Experience with completing feeding and swallowing assessments.
  • Able to complete  ABI/TBI/PPG  assessment an asset.

Additional Information

Applicants must provide a recent CV, and a cover letter that clearly indicates that they meet the required qualifications. Copies of their degrees and certifications, if applicable, must also be included.