Therapy Assistant - Waterloo/Wellington

SE Health - Waterloo, ON (30+ days ago)

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Contract until September 2021 - Part-Time hours - Waterloo/Wellington area

POSITION SUMMARY:
We are currently hiring a Therapy Assistant to work in the Waterloo/Wellington are. The Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) will collaborate in the provision of therapeutic services. The Therapy Assistant will practice under the guidance and direction of a qualified Registered Occupational Therapist and/or Physiotherapist.

As a key member of the Saint Elizabeth clinical team the TA will work with clients to increase their health and wellness. The suitable TA will be able to work well independently and in a team, they will be customer service focused and have great people skills.

Responsibilities:
Provide continuous and comprehensive support to your team in the delivery of care for your client’s
Maintains effective relationships/communication and works collaboratively with other disciplines to implement interdisciplinary care plans within your role
Uses communication tools to effectively communicate changes in the client’s condition to the primary care lead/clinician and other members of the care team as required
Assists clients in care activities as assigned by the Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist
Provision of delegated acts/treatments as part of the interdisciplinary team and within the role of an unregulated care provider
Provide care with clients and families adhering to SE Health’s policies and procedures as adopted from Ministry of Health Guidelines
Proactively identifies, promotes and seeks to improve client safety as part of their everyday work

Requirements:
OTA/PTA diploma or equivalent from an accredited post-secondary program
Minimum one year of relevant work experience is preferred
Experience in one of the following areas: home/community care, acute care, chronic disease management, health promotion and palliative care
Community experience is an asset.
Vulnerable sector check (current).
Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) and exercise good judgement is required
Ability to be flexible and adaptable with excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated skills working independently and in a team environment
A vehicle and valid driver’s license and the ability to travel.

About Us

SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care) is a social enterprise applying our knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. As a not-for-profit organization with Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, we bring quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors’ lifestyle and family caregiving. Through our team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, we deliver 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone. In 2019 we were honoured to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers.

SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at HumanResources@sehc.com at your earliest convenience.

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