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COMMUNITY REHABILITATION ASSISTANT (PERMANENT FULL TIME)
Location:Prince Rupert
Facility:PRINCE RUPERT HEALTH UNIT
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Competition #:05363666
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:PRINCE RUPERT HEALTH UNIT
Reports To:MANAGER, HOME CARE
Hourly Wage:$20.46 - $22.38
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization and under the clinical direction of the Manager of Home Care and in consultation with a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, the Community Rehabilitation Assistant functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team in meeting the needs of the client. The Community Rehabilitation Assistant carries out rehabilitative treatment plans and programs, and assists the Therapist in monitoring and evaluating client’s progression. The Community Rehabilitation Assistant assists clients with activities of daily living, and implements group and individual programs in clients’ homes and other community sites.
 
Qualifications

- Graduate of a recognized accredited Rehabilitation Assistant Program.
- Plus one year’s recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current valid BC Driver’s License.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and to understand written and verbal instructions.
- Ability to work independently and with other members of the health care team, clients and their families.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
- Ability to perform tasks delegated by a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist or tasks within established programs that encourage client independence, optimize function and improve quality of life.
- Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
- Ability to instruct.
- Home management skills.
- Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment including software applications.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position including walking, stooping, bending, transferring clients.

PRINCE RUPERT COMMUNITY
Prince Rupert is a small marine-based port city with one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on Northwest BC's Pacific Coast. It's also a popular stop on various Alaskan cruises. Located 721 km (447 miles) west of Prince George on Highway 16, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia's North Coast, and home to some 12,815 people. The city is located at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by Chatham Sound and many small, uninhabited islands. The area is perfect for exploring and discovering the fascinating history and customs of local First Nations people.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT