Occupational Therapist – HEC

Our client, Healthy Essentials Clinic (HEC), located in beautiful Lake Country, BC, is leading the way in providing an integrated and holistic approach to meeting their client’s health needs, physically, mentally and emotionally. At their very core, they are an integrative team of experienced health care professionals who provide person-centered care for clients and families who seek their unique services. They are inspired to grow and build HEC into a larger community of care providers who will help to make all people who desire health, wellness and personal excellence a reality.   

Clients engaging in HEC’s services receive timely access to primary care physicians and nursing, as well as a variety of integrative services such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, mental health support and counselling, Pilates and dieticians. Clients are provided with structured personalized programs delivered within a culture of trust, respect and integrity.  HEC also hosts professional presentations and community workshops on a variety of topics. 

You may have found your next employer if you are energized by an approach to health that focuses on:

  • Personal and family centred care;
  • Collaborative and integrative care;
  • Transforming people’s lives;
  • Learning and developing together.

Imagine walking your patient across the hall to access other key services that they need to achieve their desired health results. As an organization flourishing at a significant pace, HEC is excited to be adding an Occupational Therapist to its team. The successful candidate will believe in their unique approach to overall wellness and that as an organization you are better together.  

As an integral part of HEC, you are a client-centered professional who is capable of working independently yet will be a collaborative team member who contributes to the positive culture of the clinic. You are an individual who is motivated to learn new evidence-based treatments in an integrative model, as well as work to support better health outcomes for your clients. Your role will be focused on optimizing clients’ participation in self-care, employment, leisure, social and community activities. You will take a holistic approach to patient and family care while working with other professionals within the clinic to design a comprehensive individualized plan to help each client reach their goals. 

A collaborative mindset is necessary as the OT will be an integral part of existing programming within the clinic. Leadership qualities are an asset as you continue to build networks, client programs, and shared learning. Within this setting, you will be able to connect with community partners, resources and services to best support clients throughout their journey with HEC and transition them to discharge or to a maintenance phase of care. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing timely access to treatment and be excited about the possibility of providing and participating in community and professional workshops to inform and equip clients and practitioners.


  • Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy;
  • 3+ years (preferred) experience in mental health or related areas of practice including but not limited to addiction, concussion, pediatrics, autism, ADHD, health promotion, pain management and/or chronic disease management;
  • Previous experience or interest in offering consultation, education and coaching for:
    • Mental health and addiction;
    • Child development;
    • Energy conservation and fatigue management within mental health, chronic disease and concussion contexts; 
    • Health promotion, lifestyle intervention and resiliency building;
  • Current full registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC);
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT);
  • Understanding and comfort using The Recovery Model for supporting care in practice across all environments;
  • Eagerness to work collaboratively within an integrated team model;
  • Experience providing individual and group-based therapy; 
  • Motivational Interviewing or coaching experience is an asset; 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
  • Due to the nature of this role, a criminal record check will be completed.

As a clinic committed to providing timely access to individual and family needs, through structured programs, they are looking forward to welcoming another talented team member who takes great pride in helping their community grow and prosper. You will be joining and contributing to a supportive and healthy work culture and provided with the ability to work flexible hours as required within your own individual needs. Compensation for this role will be paid per client seen plus an additional hour each day for charting when 5 or more clients have been seen. In addition to this, you will be compensated for attending case consultations and team meetings. This is a part-time opportunity (two days a week) with the chance to increase hours in the future. This is an excellent model for candidates currently working in another development centre and would like the chance to increase their hours per week as a contractor with HEC. 

Significant thought has been put into the design and structure of the clinical and office spaces. HEC includes multiple private consultation and treatment rooms, a practitioner lounge and kitchen, open exercise therapy spaces and a brand-new Pilates gym with high-quality equipment.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your cover letter and resume as soon as possible.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Job Category: Health Care
Job Type: Contract Part Time
Job Location: British Columbia Lake Country Okanagan

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