Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC, CA
5d ago

Job Description

Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy) Work Site :

Home Health, Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC

Regular Full Time Start Date :

Hours : 0830-1630


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 Home Health team working out of the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Apply today to join our team!

As a Rehabilitation Assistant with VCH 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, report relevant observations of client's condition in writing or by utilizing basic computer literacy, manage equipment safety and inventory.

    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.

    Pacific Spirit serves the West side of Vancouver including Kerrisdale, Arbutus Ridge, Shaughnessy, Kitsilano, Dunbar, Point Grey, and Southlands neighbourhoods, and the UBC Endowment Lands.


    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.


    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
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