Rehabilitation Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)
Work Site: Physiotherapy, Powell River Hospital - Powell River, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.75 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $26.49 per hour

0800 - 1400

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 125275-nmo


Come work as a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the Physiotherapy team based out of Powell River Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As a Rehabilitation Assistant in Powell River, BC you will make your impact by:

  • Working under the direction of the designated occupational therapist and physiotherapist to carry out established rehabilitative activities in both occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT) scope of practices
  • Receiving assignments and implementing lower risk interventions related to the clinical aspects of OT/PT care plans
  • Demonstrating and teaching activities
  • Adapting devices to enable patients/clients/residents to maximize their potential for independence
  • Providing functional direction to patient/client/residents and family, and assisting with practicing daily living skills
  • Reporting relevant observations of patient/client/resident progress and behaviours
  • Providing direction to volunteers, and organizing and cleaning equipment and supplies for activities
  • Maintaining the established inventory of supplies



On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.


On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.


Education & Experience

  • Completion of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program. 

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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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