Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Rehabilitation Assistant - Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant - Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy
    Work Site: Home Health, Evergreen Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC
    Status: Temporary Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately August 7, 2020
    Salary: $23.23 - $25.17 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1630, with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off
    Reference#: 121784-jmc




    Home Health programs provide a range of health care and support services to people living in the community who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.




    Home Health clients typically have on-going health issues and/or complex personal and/or social issues, requiring care planning and coordination of appropriate resources. Clients include frail elderly, younger clients with disabilities, and adults with chronic illnesses requiring supports to maintain/promote independence. Evergreen serves the northeast part of the city including the Cedar Cottage, Hastings-Sunrise and Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhoods. 


    Within the context of a client and family centred care model, this position functions under the operational supervision of the Manager or Team Leader and the work direction of a licensed designated occupational therapist or physiotherapist to work as a member of the health care team. Provides assigned physical / occupational therapy therapeutic interventions; assists in modification of OT/ PT care plans and facilitates transition to community programs in order to enable clients to maximize potential for independence. Provides functional direction to family, reports relevant observations of client's condition in writing or by utilizing basic computer literacy, manages equipment safety and inventory.


    Education & Experience

    • Completion of a recognized Diploma level Rehabilitation Assistant Program with Occupational and Physical therapy components 
    • 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

    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.


    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 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.


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