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Occupational Therapist

Position Title: Occupational Therapy
Competition #00010
Closing Date: Until-filled

Preference will be given to people of Yukon First Nation ancestry.

The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is a new organization created by the Chiefs Committee on Education to undertake research and policy development and promote capacity development with respect to the development of the Yukon First Nations Education system. YFNED intends to advance First Nation Education by providing high-quality education to students consistent with First Nations cultural values, principles and perspectives.

The Role: As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Occupational Therapist (OT) provides a full range of occupational therapy services to First Nation children and youth.  These services encompass assessment and intervention planning for children and youth with physical, mental or cognitive delays and/or impairment in daily functioning including fine motor, sensory-motor development and processing.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

  • University degree in Occupational or Rehabilitation Therapy from a Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist (CAOT) recognized university.
  • Successful completion of an entry to practice occupational therapy program.
  • Registration and in good standing with an occupational therapy regulatory organization.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of current accepted standards of rehabilitation practice with a broad base of skills and clinical experience.
  • Cross cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding.
  • Knowledge of best practices in First Nation learning and deep understanding of First Nation history, culture, language and families.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and cooperation and the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and work as an integral member of various teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, with students and their parents/guardians, professionals, co-workers/colleagues, Elders, agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to build and maintain trust and cooperation of others in resolving problems and addressing concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve to determine course of action and appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and complex situations with sound judgment, tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in the use of computer programs/applications (i.e. Microsoft 10 and case management data systems).
  • Some fluency in Yukon First Nation Language(s) is an asset.

Job Requirements:

  • RCMP Security Clearance, including vulnerable sector
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Willing and able to travel within Yukon
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends, as required

Salary:             Competitive salaries & benefits

Duration:         Full-time, Permanent

For those individuals who wish to apply, please reference the above competition number and submit a cover letter and resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and experience, with two (2) work related references to:

Yukon First Nations Education Directorate, Human Resources

Email:  [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.