Vancouver Coastal Health

Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)

Job Description

Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)
Work Site: Emergency Department iCare-Quick Response Team (QRT), Richmond Continuing Health Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $24.57 - $26.62 per hour


Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 171432-jem


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the ED iCare Quick Response team in Richmond, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Rehabilitation Assistant with VCH you will:

  • Function under the operational supervision of the Manager or Team Leader and the work direction of a licensed designated occupational therapist or physiotherapist.
  • 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, report relevant observations of client's condition in writing or by utilizing basic computer literacy, manage equipment safety and inventory.


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.

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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