Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

OT2 Occupational Therapist 2


Department of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery

Selkirk Mental Health Centre/Transition

Selkirk MB

Advertisement Number: 37471

Salary(s):   OT2 $65,307.00 – $75,936.00 per year

Closing Date:   May 6, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Occupational Therapy Students are encouraged to apply.

Selkirk Mental Health Centre is a 252-bed facility that provides long-term mental health in-patient treatment and rehabilitation services to residents of Manitoba whose challenging needs cannot be met elsewhere in the provincial health care system. Programs include Acquired Brain Injury, Acute, Rehabilitation, Geriatric and Forensics. For more information see www.gov.mb.ca/health/smhc. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Current and satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Must be a qualified Occupational Therapist licensed to practice in the province of Manitoba by the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM)


  • Experience working in Occupational Therapy (including mental health, Acquired Brain Injury and Geriatrics)
  • Experience assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient-centered Occupational Therapy programs
  • Knowledge of best practice standards and patient safety in the application of Occupational Therapy
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience taking initiative for the purpose of addressing treatment matters 
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Principles and patient-centred care

In accordance with discipline-specific Standards of Practice and under the administrative supervision of the Program Manager, the Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessing patients’ functional abilities using standardized and non-standardized instruments. The incumbent will develop, implement and evaluate therapy plans in collaboration with the patient and the treatment team, work within a multidisciplinary team to assist in the discharge planning process, assign duties and responsibilities to be carried out by rehabilitation staff, monitor progress and provide feedback regarding progress, and prepare all necessary reports and documentation, as required.  

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37471

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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