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Occupational Therapist

Groups: 
Health
Community: 
Iqaluit
Reference number: 
10-504205
Type of employment: 
Term
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$ 99,743 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 March 2018

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Occupational Therapist is a registered health professional who is part of the rehabilitation team in the Department of Health and reports to the Qikiqtani Regional Rehabilitation Manager. The incumbent plans, develops, organizes, delivers and evaluates Occupational Therapy services to all populations in the Qikiqtani Region.

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for decisions regarding all aspects of occupational therapy client care, as well as clinical supervision of Community Therapy Assistants. The incumbent develops and delivers skills training to families, communities, home-care workers, community members, organizations and other health professionals.

As the successful candidate, you have a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent and are a registrant in good standing with a College of Occupational Therapists in a Canadian province.  You should have a broad base of clinical experience with one year of clinical experience preferred.  For this position you also require: specialized professional knowledge of Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention related to a wide variety of patient populations, the ability to make clinical decisions and recommendations at the professional level, specialized knowledge of assessment and prescription of adaptive devices in a northern context, clinical knowledge about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and a wide variety of pediatric congenital and acquired neurological conditions.  You must have the ability to organize work with minimal supervision and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required and excellent computer skills and the ability to learn a variety of software is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Term until August 24th, 2018. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220
Email: gnhr@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance