Person who, in collaboration with the local medical team and/or professional staff, helps develop various rehabilitation programs involving therapeutic activities and sees to implementing them. She/he organizes and conducts individual or group activities, helps monitor users’ behavior and attitudes and writes up the necessary observation reports and statistics.
• She/he provides direct service under the supervision of the rehabilitation professionals and/or Activity Team Leader and participates in the elaboration of training activities collaboratively with the Allied Health team. Adapts intervention environment, tools, materials and activities according to the needs of participants;
• Leads group activities aimed at improving the physical condition of the participants according to predetermined procedures;
• Assists the participant when he is doing the prescribed activities;
• Assists the rehabilitation professionals when providing direct service to the participants;
• Contributes to the participants' evaluation by sharing observations; refers the participant in need of other services to the Social Worker;
• Assists participants with hygiene care, if necessary, assists participants in and out of the building when needed, ensures the proper use of various equipment and reports any defects, ensures cleanliness of intervention areas, equipment and supplies;
• Carries out other job-related duties upon request by collaborators and immediate supervisor.
• High School Diploma.
proven experience in occupational therapy or other comparable techniques.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Strong interest in providing health care to people with special needs, either at home, MSDC and at CMC;
• Willingness to be involved in conducting training activities and collaborate with professionals and para-professionals;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to function within a team environment;
• Ability to take direction from several people and maintain effective work flow systems;
• Good knowledge of Eeyou traditions and values.
• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset.
• Physical capability to push, pull and lift;
• Willing to travel: available to travel during the training period and as required by the position.
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.