Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)
Work Site: Regional Pediatric Team, Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $23.69 - $25.67 per hour
0800-1630; shift times include a 30 minute unpaid meal break
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays
Come work as a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the Regional Pediatric Team with Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre. Apply today to join our team!
This position based out of Pacific Spirit Community Health centre is with the Vancouver Paediatric Team. The services provided is predominantly for school aged children with complex health care needs living within Vancouver city limits. The team supports children in their homes, schools and communities and the work involves collaboration with families, school teams, community partners and other health care professionals.
This position requires a vehicle as our service supports children living in Vancouver community.
As a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Provide assigned physical / occupational therapy therapeutic interventions.
Assist in modification of OT / PT care plans and facilitate transition to community programs in order to enable clients to maximize potential for independence.
Provide functional direction to family, and report relevant observations of client's condition in writing or by utilizing basic computer literacy, manages equipment safety and inventory.
The RA will work with the school based OT and\or PT predominantly at the schools running groups for school aged children and school staff or following individual care plans for specific students. The RA will be responsible to supporting the therapists with equipment procurement through various inventories. The RA will also be responsible for working with schools teams and therapists on managing the therapeutic equipment inventory. Computer literacy with excel and Microsoft teams is recommended.
WHO WE ARE:
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Completion of a recognized Diploma level Rehabilitation Assistant Program with Occupational and Physical therapy components plus one (1) year's recent, related experience working with target population.
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.
Knowledge & Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Computer literacy skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
Ability to analyze and solve problems.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
Ability to motivate clients and to encourage progression through therapeutic goals
Demonstrated ability to provide self-care instruction and education
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.