Rehabilitation Assistant - Jobs in Whitehorse, YT - 238344

Yukon Government
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Job Description

Your Role

We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide clinical care services for residents/clients (Long Term Care and Home care) with physical, cognitive, social and/or emotional impairments. The Rehabilitation Assistant functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team in meeting the needs of residents/clients. Under the direction of a physiotherapist/occupational therapist/speech-language pathologist, the Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for providing rehabilitation programs and/or activities to enhance, maintain, improve, or restore the ability to participate in meaningful activities of daily living. This position may also provide training to Continuing Care staff.

Who We Are

Yukons Department of Health and Social Services aims to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of Yukon people through a continuum of quality, accessible, and appropriate health and social services.

Continuing Cares philosophy is Every action and decision performed by this position is founded on respect for the residents and clients, for the promotion of their dignity, individual freedom, choice and lifestyle, and meaningful quality living.

For more information about this position, please contact Alison Sisson, Therapeutic Services Supervisor at

For information about our generous benefit package or about applying on a Health and Social Services competition, please contact Human Resource Consultant, Tammy Sehn at

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

An Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) or Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) diploma from an accredited Canadian program.
Recent experience providing treatment under the direction of a physiotherapist/occupational therapist in both a community environment and a long term care setting is an asset

Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Ability to implement individual and group programs under the direction of a therapist
Excellent interpersonal, conflict management and communication skills
Ability to work independently and within a team setting
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work in a multicultural environment with an emphasis on Yukon First Nations culture

Additional Information:
Conditions of Employment: RCMP Security Clearance with vulnerable sector, valid Class 4 drivers licence, WHMIS 2015, CPR level C, TB screen

Job Requirements: Lifting up to 50 lbs, client transfers, exposure to latex, second hand smoke, pets, infectious agents, and clients with high levels of emotional needs and stress

To learn more why Yukon Government is recognized as one of Canadas Top 100 Employers, please select the following link:

To learn more about what we offer in a Continuing Care career here in the Yukon, check out these links:

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
6 June 2019
Close Date
20 June 2019
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