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Therapy Assistant - Mackenzie Health Hospital

Location: York Region
Job Code: 29434
Employment Status: Part time
# of openings: 2



Part time -  temporary contract (until March 31, 2024) - 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (12 hour shift) - Weekends - Emergency department

We are currently seeking part time Therapy Assistants to work at the Mackenzie Health Hospital site (Mackenzie Richmond Hill site).  As a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, 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 the successful candidate, you are a graduate of a recognized OTA/PTA Certificate or Diploma program from an “accredited community college” with one year of work experience in an inpatient setting.  You demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a high level of initiative and adaptability to rapidly changing demands. 

In addition, the role will have the opportunity to provide team support to the therapy assistants including education opportunities, mentorship, project involvement and addressing practice related issues.  As the team lead you will work closely with the Professional Practice Leader, Rehab Services (OT, PT, Therapy Assistants) and will be given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills in a supported environment. Compensation includes evening premiums.


Therapy Assistant

  • Assist the supervising Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist in performing various components of the treatment plans for  patients in the hospital setting
  • Perform various treatments as prescribed and directed by the supervising Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists including but not limited to gait training, balance exercises, transfer training, range of motion, strengthening, application of modalities. (i.e. heat, ice, ultrasound, TENS)
  • Deliver dynamic, safe and therapeutically beneficial exercise classes for groups of patients
  • Set up and prepare equipment and clean up after patients’ treatments
  • Ensure that the therapy gym and treatment areas are safe and tidy
  • Maintain regular ongoing communication with the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists regarding any changes or concerns about a patient’s status or treatment interventions


  • Completed an OTA/PTA Diploma.
  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment, gait aids and wheelchairs.
  • At least 1 year of acute care hospital experience is required
  • Previous experience working in a practice leadership role is an asset
  • Reliable, flexible, creative, self-directed professional, able to work effectively and collaboratively with therapy assistants as well as with a high performance interdisciplinary rehabilitation team
  • Highly motivated to develop leadership skills and provide positive and proactive leadership to the physiotherapy team
  • Recent experience in managing patients in acute/rehab or community based rehabilitation programs is required
  • Experience working in an inpatient setting is required
  • Sound knowledge of community resources is an asset
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • A positive work and attendance record is essential
  • Ability to adapt to new computer applications
  • Criminal background check, Vulnerable sector check and Immunization (current)

About SE Health

At SE, we love what we do.  Every day, we bring hope and happiness to clients, homes, and communities across Canada.  We treat each person with dignity and love, like our own family; we build empathy; and we do the right thing. We are always inspired to make a difference. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we share knowledge, provide the best care, and help each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing. We are an inclusive workplace offering competitive pay, benefits, pension, and work life balance. We’re a great place to work, and we hope you’ll join our team.

Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose

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 the Talent Acquisition team at  at your earliest convenience.

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