The key responsibility of the Therapy Assistant is to carry out the prescribed treatment as directed by the designating therapist (OT/SLP/PT). The Therapy Assistant will document the clients' progress and report outcomes to the therapist as requested. This position is part-time (15 hours per week).
Therapy assistants must have graduated from a formal educational program such as, but not limited to, Communication Health Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Therapist Assistant or have equivalent education and experience. Preference will be given to persons with two years or more work experience in a similar environment of working with families and children.
Duties may include:
- Administering defined screening protocols, without interpretation, selected by the supervising therapist.
- Assisting the therapist during assessments including, but not limited to, preparing materials and collecting data.
- Following and implementing documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising therapist for patients or clients in individual and group activities.
- Providing treatment to patients or clients under the supervision of a therapist.
- Documenting client performance during treatment and reporting the information to the supervising therapist.
- Preparing materials for use in therapy, home programs, classrooms and other environments under the guidance of the supervising therapist.
- Programming and creating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) resources when they have received appropriate training under the guidance of an S-LP.
- Assisting with departmental operations, e.g., scheduling appointments, preparing charts, collecting data, documentation, safety procedures (including infection prevention and control), maintaining supplies and equipment and operating audiovisual equipment.
- Enjoy dealing with people and working in a fast-paced family-centered environment. Strong communication (oral and written) and presentation skills required
- Ability to work independently and effectively collaborate with a team.
- Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and proficiency with secure email.
- Valid driver’s license and access to safe vehicle required.
Interested applicants should reply to this posting with a resume or cover letter or drop off a resume and cover letter to the CDC at 1515 Kingfisher Avenue in Kitimat, BC.
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 8, 2018
Job Type: Part-time