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Therapy Assistant - Cortellucci Hospital

Location: Vaughan
Job Code: 33420
Employment Status: Full time
# of openings: 1

Description

Full-time Therapy Assistant Outpatient Mental Health Position, M-F 8 AM to 4 PM, 37.5 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are currently seeking a Therapy Assistant to work at the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in the outpatient adult mental health Stepping Stones program. As a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, the Therapy Assistant will mainly collaborate with the program’s Occupational Therapist(s) and Recreational Therapist in the provision of therapeutic services.

As the successful candidate, you are a graduate of a recognized Certificate or Diploma program from an “accredited community college” such as OTA/PTA, Recreational Therapy, Social Service Worker. One year of work experience in a mental health setting would be an asset. 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. 

Responsibilities:

    • To work within appropriate service / clinical / professional guidelines in the development and delivery of both group and individual clinical interventions in a mental health out-patient setting.
    • To plan and implement life skill activity-based group interventions, in collaboration with supervising Occupational Therapist and other members of the multi-professional team, which support patients in improving their day-to-day functioning and achieve their goals.
    • To work with patients on an individual basis, when delegated by Occupational Therapist or other members of the multi-professional team, to help achieve occupational goals. 
    • To gather information on community resources available to patients and maintain program community board.
    • To liaise with community agencies and schedule presentations to the program. 
    • Deliver safe and therapeutically beneficial exercises in a group environment and supervise patients in outpatient gym.
    • Ensure gym and group treatment areas are safe and tidy.
    • Maintain regular ongoing communication with the Occupational Therapist and multi-professional team regarding any changes or concerns about a patient's status or treatment interventions. 
    • To work as an integrated member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to clinical discussion in Rounds and Team meetings.

Requirements:

  • Completed an OTA/PTA Diploma.
  • Minimum 1-year experience working in an inpatient setting is required (inpatient unit experience is preferred).
  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment, gait aids and wheelchairs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, lifting and transferring using proper/safe body mechanics.
  • BCLS certificate.
  • Criminal background check, Vulnerable sector check and Immunization record (current).
  • Must be available 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri) with one weekend shift per month

About Us:

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 careers@sehc.com  at your earliest convenience.





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