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126588 - Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)

Vancouver, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)
Job ID 2024-126588
City Vancouver
  • Work Location
  • Dogwood Lodge
  • Department
  • Transitional Long Term Care Unit
  • Home Worksite
  • 07 - GF Strong
  • Labour Agreement
  • Facilities Subsector
  • Union
  • 100 - Facilities HEU
  • Position Type
  • Baseline
  • Job Status
  • Regular Full-Time
  • FTE
  • 1.00
  • Standard Hours / Week
  • 37.50
  • Job Category
  • Patient Care Support Services
  • Salary Grade
  • 25
  • Min Hourly
  • CAD $30.96/Hr.
  • Max Hourly
  • CAD $30.96/Hr.
  • Shift Times
  • 0800-1600
  • Days Off
  • Saturday, Stats, Sunday
  • Position Start Date
  • As soon as possible
The salary range for this position is CAD $30.96/Hr. - CAD $30.96/Hr.
Job Summary

Come work as a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available.

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the Transitional Long Term Care team at Dogwood Lodge in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Rehabilitation Assistant with VCH you will:

  • Work under the direction of designated occupational therapist and physiotherapist, in coordination with the other interdisciplinary team members, to carry out established rehabilitative activities in both occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT) scope of practices.
  • Receive assignments and implement lower risk interventions related to the clinical aspects of OT/PT care plans.
  • Demonstrate and teach activities.
  • Adapt devices to enable patients/clients/residents to maximize their potential for independence.
  • Provide functional direction to patient/client/residents and family, and assist with practicing daily living skills.
  • Report relevant observations of patient/client/resident progress and behaviours.
  • Provide direction to volunteers, organizes and cleans equipment and supplies for activities.
  • Maintain established inventory of supplies.

About the Transitional Long Term Care Team

The Transitional Long Term Care Unit provides care for patients who are being transitioned from an acute care treatment setting to their future long term care facility.


Education & Experience

  • Completion of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


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

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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