Therapy Assistant

Alberta Health Services - Grande Prairie, AB (13 months ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Grande Prairie, found in Northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theater. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. Alberta Health Services is invested in Grande Prairie with construction underway for a new regional hospital and cancer center. The assistant will be assisting with the promotion of a comprehensive Home Care and community service for clients developing and implementing evidence based, client-centered practice based on therapeutic recreation standards of practice. You will be part of a larger, dynamic Recreation team that provides services to acute care, continuing care, and Home Care. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

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: GP Public Health Centre Rec
Primary Location: Grande Prairie Virene Building
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 03-SEP-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Full Time
Date Available: 13-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 28-JAN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $24.08
Maximum Salary: $30.18
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

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

Additional Required Qualifications:
Therapeutic Recreation Assistant or equivalent Diploma/Certification from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent experience required. Preferably 3 years’ experience working in a Therapeutic Recreation position with seniors and/or individuals with challenges. Preferably 1 year experience in a community Therapeutic Recreation program under the direction of a Recreation Therapist. Alberta Leadership and Fitness Certification with a specialty in Fitness for the Older Adult will be an advantage due to the individual and group exercises provided in our 12 week falls prevention program. Valid BCLS-HCP certificate required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven organizational and time management skills. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Able to accept verbal and written instructions. Able to work with minimal supervision. Professional and courteous manner.