Vancouver Coastal Health

Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Speech Language Pathology)

Job Description

Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Speech Language Pathology) 
Work Site: George Pearson Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.50 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $27.02 per hour


Days off: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, alternate Thursdays, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 164681-eag


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the team at the George Pearson Centre working in Vancouver, BC.  Apply today to join our team!


As a Rehabilitation Assistant with VCH you will:

  • Work under the operational supervision of the Program Manager, practice supervision of the Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Practice Coordinator/Lead, and the work direction of the designated OT/SLP, and in coordination with other interdisciplinary team members to carry out established rehabilitation activities within the OT and SLP scope of practice.
  • Be responsible for duties including:
    • receiving assignments and implementing lower risk interventions related to the clinical aspects of the OT and SLP care plans,
    • demonstrating and teaching activities,
    • adapting devices to enable to maximize potential for independence,
    • providing functional direction to patients/clients/residents and assisting with practicing daily living skills.
  • Report relevant observations of patient/client progress and behaviours.
  • Provide direction to volunteers, organize equipment and supplies for activities, organize and clean equipment.
  • Maintain established inventory of supplies.


Education & Experience

  • Completion of an accredited Rehabilitation Assistant Program that includes theory and clinical practice experiences pertaining to adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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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