Occupational Therapist

Status: Open

Department: Care

Type: Full-Time

Closing Date:

Locations: Eden House, Shepherd’s Care Millwoods

At Shepherd’s Care Foundation (SCF), as a faith-based not-for-profit, person-centered care is the foundation for all we do in providing care and other human services.  All persons are to be treated with dignity and respect in every interaction.  Working for SCF requires the highest standards of personal behavior and ethics, and it is an on-going condition of employment that employees comply with the Behavior Standards.


Permanent Full Time – 77.5 hours biweekly – Eden House and Millwoods Campus

Reports to the Program Manager (Rehab), the Occupational Therapist functions within the Mission, Vision and Values of Shepherd’s Care Foundation and standards of professional practice. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, evaluating occupational therapy interventions for all long term care resident. Ensures compliance with continuing care health service standards, accommodation standards, employment and safety-related statutes, legislation, codes and regulations and SCF policies.  Acts as a Resident advocate and provides support to the residents and families in an environment that promotes a state of wellness, independence and person-centered care. Committed to continuous quality improvement.


  • Assesses, plans, develops, implements, evaluates, communicates and documents all occupational therapy interventions in accordance with the Resident’s plan of care to achieve  quality resident care;
  • Participates in the development of plans, objectives and strategies for care services which are aligned with overall organizational strategic directions.
  • Participates in the development of care services and operational policies, procedures and programs in collaboration with appropriate team members, physicians, interdisciplinary team and other stakeholders;
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates occupational therapy services in accordance with evidence-based practices;
  • Ensures occupational therapy practice complies with the organizational policies and procedures, continuing care health service standards, accommodation standards, relevant legislation and regulations, accreditation standards and regional health authority requirements;
  • Coordinates and monitors the work activities and resources of assigned therapy assistants;
  • Responsible for the human resource functions of recruitment, transfer, performance management, discipline and termination in consultation with the Director of Care/Administrator and Human Resources;
  • Promotes a “Just Culture” environment by utilizing remedial strategies to deal with employees’ performance and disciplinary problems or other human resource issues
  • Responds, investigates and reviews concerns and complaints from residents, families and staff in accordance with the concern resolution process;
  • Promotes a safe work environment for residents, family members, co-workers and self.  Reports unsafe conditions within the living and working environment. Takes required action to decrease the risk of injury immediately and/or notify the Manager/DOC of the concern;
  • Ensures investigation and follow up in respect to any unusual incidents, near misses, complaints or reports of safety concerns;
  • Represents and participates in corporate, site and external committees and professional committees as appropriate;
  • Participates in performance measurement to achieve continuous quality improvement.  Analyzes available data for planning/monitoring purposes;
  • Maintains an ongoing program of personal learning in order to maintain own competence.  Seeks to benefit from opportunities for professional development and continuing education;
  • Promotes educational opportunities, mentorship and leadership development for the  staff;
  • Acts as a mentor and coach to staff;
  • Actively supports, promotes and implements the mission, vision, values and strategic directions of the Foundation.


  • Valid driver license for travelling between multiple campuses
  • BSc. in Occupational Therapy;
  • Current registration with Alberta College of Registered Occupational Therapists (ACOT);
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in geriatrics and continuing care preferred;
  • AADL Authorizer status is an asset;
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, concern resolution process and customer service
  • Strong organizational and computer skills are required in this position.
  • Awareness of accident and injury prevention, hazard identification and control; adherence to safe work practices and procedures is essential in this position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to person-centered care.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Shepherd’s Care Foundation is essential in this position.

This description indicates representative responsibilities and specifications of the position only and should not be considered to necessarily represent ALL responsibilities and specifications of the position.  The incumbent may perform other duties as assigned, which are not specified in this description.

Shepherd’s Care Foundation is “Living Life in a Caring, Christian Environment”

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