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Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)

Job Description

Job Title: Rehabilitation Assistant (Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy)Work Site:

Vancouver Acute Resource Services (VARS), Vancouver General Hospital

Status: CasualStart Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $27.02 per hourHours: VariousReference#: 143685-nmo


Come work as a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join the Vancouver Acute Resource Services (VARS) team based out of Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As a Rehabilitation Assistant with Vancouver Acute Resource Services (VARS) you will make your impact by:

  • Working under the direction of the designated occupational therapist and physiotherapist to carry out established rehabilitative activities in both occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT) scope of practices
  • Receiving assignments and implementing lower risk interventions related to the clinical aspects of OT/PT care plans
  • Demonstrating and teaching activities
  • Adapting devices to enable patients/clients/residents to maximize their potential for independence
  • Providing functional direction to patient/client/residents and family, and assisting with practicing daily living skills
  • Reporting relevant observations of patient/client/resident progress and behaviours
  • Providing direction to volunteers, and organizing and cleaning equipment and supplies for activities
  • Maintaining the established inventory of supplies


Education & Experience

  • Completion of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program.

Knowledge & 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.

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.


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

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. 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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