Therapy Assistant
Alberta Health Services
Wainwright, AB
Your Opportunity:
This position will support the recreation therapy department in Wainwright Long Term Care. The Therapy Assistant will assist in planning implementing and evaluating recreation programs and recording patient progress.

As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.

Classification: Therapy Assistant
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: CZ WNWRGHT HOSP Recreation
Primary Location: Wainwright Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 18-JUL-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 28-JUL-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $24.08
Maximum Salary: $30.18
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills required. Good verbal and written communication skills. Experience working in an interdisciplinary team. Must be physically able to assist patient transfers and to move patients in wheelchairs.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.