Occupational Therapist

Status: Open

Department: Care Services

Type: Full-Time

Work Site: Shepherd's Care Millwoods, Eden House

Location: Edmonton, AB

Occupational Therapist

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Come join our team! Being part of Shepherd’s Care Foundation means having an opportunity to belong, grow, and succeed. Our employees work in engaged teams, which are present in the lives of our residents where our employees make a difference.

The Opportunity

Full Time – FTE 1.0 – 77.5 Hours Biweekly

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Rehabilitation, the Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating occupational therapy interventions for long term care residents and leading the site’s therapy team of Aides and Assistants. The OT functions within the Mission, Vision, and Values of SCF and the standards of professional practice and ensures departmental compliance with continuing care health service standards, accommodation standards, employment and safety-related legislation, codes, and regulation, and SCF policies and procedures. The OT acts and ensures the therapy team 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. In their practice, the OT is committed to continuous quality improvement.

Consider applying if you are currently registered and have a practice permit with Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) and can read, write, and speak English fluently, clearly, and efficiently. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience as an OT is preferred, however new graduates are welcome to apply.

You have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and can work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team to advocate and promote well-being for residents. Time management skills are essential as is flexibility to accommodate resident needs.

Who We Are

Shepherd’s Care Foundation is a mission driven, faith-based, not-for-profit organization providing quality care and accommodations to more than 900 seniors throughout Edmonton and in Barrhead. Our seven campuses provide living options for residents with a full spectrum of care needs, including independent living, supportive living, and supportive living with dementia, long-term care, and complex care.

What We Offer

Shepherd’s Care Foundation offers competitive total rewards, a strong focus on employee safety and wellness, and a commitment to progressive work teams, personal development, and collaboration. We also offer respectful and culturally inclusive workplaces that align with our employee-developed Behaviour Standards, and pride ourselves on open and connected work environments.

How to Apply

Visit us online at https://www.shepherdscare.org/get-involved/careers/ or apply directly to HR@shepherdscare.org. We thank all applicants; only those under consideration will be contacted.

Note that, the successful applicant must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (satisfactory to the employer).

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