Occupational Therapist - Home Health (All Communities) - Fraser Health

October 10 2023
Expected expiry date: February 28 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community work, Health, Medical,
Hope, BC | Langley, BC | Chilliwack, BC | Abbotsford, BC | Coquitlam, BC | Port Moody, BC | New Westminster, BC | Delta, BC | Surrey, BC | Burnaby, BC • Full time
Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.32 - $51.40 / hour
Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

A career as an Occupational Therapist at Fraser Health inspires you to know that you can make a difference in the lives of others!

You have the privilege of helping people learn or relearn how to connect with their environment and get to have fun while you do it!

We are growing, the kind of growing you want to be part of and looking for individuals interested in current and future casual opportunities working in Home Health setting in the following locations in British Columbia:

  • Abbotsford
  • Burnaby
  • Chilliwack
  • Delta
  • Hope/Agassiz
  • Langley
  • Maple Ridge
  • Mission
  • New Westminster
  • Port Moody/Coquitlam
  • Surrey
  • White Rock

Detailed Overview

Provides occupational therapy to clients of all ages, and/or adults and transitioning youth with developmental disabilities, with acute, rehabilitative, chronic or palliative health care needs in community-based settings; educates clients, caregivers and staff regarding rehabilitation interventions; advocates for clients with community agencies and funding sources. Care is client-centered, based on goals and outcomes determined in collaboration with the client and caregivers in order to provide safe and quality client care.


  1. Provides occupational therapy services to referred clients through assessment, consultation and interventions that promote functional independence and occupational performance; assesses client's cognitive, perceptual, self-care such as activities of daily living and/or instrumental activities of daily living, physical and leisure status.
  2. Collaborates with client/family/caregiver and other healthcare professionals to formulate treatment goals; develops, implements and evaluates care plan; discharges client when appropriate; identifies environmental barriers in the home and makes recommendations for modifications to ensure access for clients with disabilities.
  3. Prescribes and recommends specialized and adaptive aids and equipment to clients for activities of daily living; educates clients/family/caregivers and staff through individual and/or group sessions on independent living skills and occupational performance, use of environmental and equipment adaptations, body mechanics, lifts and transfers; develops resource materials as required.
  4. Coordinates rehabilitative services with the client and other health service providers such as home care nursing, case management, home support and community resources such as mental health, group homes, substance abuse programs and volunteer groups, as needed.
  5. Acts as a client advocate by providing information and liaising with funding agencies and community resources; determines appropriate tasks for delegation; monitors and reviews specific tasks with the client, caregiver and/or home support worker to ensure a high standard of care and client safety.
  6. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities by assisting with the development, evaluation and monitoring of policies, procedures and standards related to occupational therapy; generating alternative appropriate approaches, as requested.
  7. Maintains patient records and reports statistics to accepted standard to ensure legal and data requirements are met; identifies staff learning needs; develops and provides orientation and education related occupational therapy; assists with the facilitation of student placements, as assigned.
  8. Provides input to the Manager regarding the purchase of supplies, equipment and repairs of equipment required for occupational therapy programs.
  9. Participates in research and/or special projects related to occupational therapy by collaborating with other interdisciplinary staff; identifies practices/issues that require research; collects and interprets data for further analysis and input as required; participates on various committees, projects and delegated tasks to assist in the development of community programs, as required.
  10. Maintains knowledge in current developments in evidence-based occupational therapy and practice by reviewing relevant literature, consulting with other health care professionals and attending relevant educational programs.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC and eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Two (2) years' recent, related clinical experience in a community or home health setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current developments in occupational therapy.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scope of practice of other health care disciplines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to problem solve and exercise judgment in professional practice.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teaching skills.
  • Ability to work with effectively independently and in a team based environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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