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Community Rehabilitation Assistant (full Time)

Burns Lake, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Primary Care department.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization and under the clinical direction of the 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/patients or residents with activities of daily living and implements group and individual programs in clients' homes and other community/facility sites.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 08:00 to 16:00

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health's approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Burns Lake has a population of 1,779 (2021) local residents and serves the surrounding areas of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako estimating a population of 7,000. Wilderness and some of BC's largest freshwater lakes where sport fishing is a popular activity for both locals and tourists surround Burns Lake. Check out Burns Lake for more information on this family friendly community.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Graduate of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program, plus one (1) years' recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current valid B.C. 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.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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