Occupational Therapist Assistant/ Physiotherapist Assistant


Full Time

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Salary: $26.03/ hour


CWSDS is looking to hire an Occupational Therapist Assistant/ Physiotherapist Assistant on a full time basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, carry out person centered services in a consultative, and/or time limited treatment role; support OT/PT related training services across the assigned geographical area to individuals and applicable staff/care providers
  • Provide individual and group, structured activities and programs that facilitate functional activities, maintenance of physical status and independence in daily living skills.
  • Provide direct skills training and utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches with individuals where appropriate.
  • Implement physiotherapy exercise programs and train staff as applicable, as it relates to the prescribed exercises
  • Participate in the ordering, follow up, and coordination of equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in lifts/transfer of individuals with mobility issues.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of education and in-services related to topics in the areas of sensory, ADL issues, mobility and assistive devices.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of Individual Care Plans, equipment, photologs, structured activities and progress reports.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two-year diploma in Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant from a recognized Community College Program.
  • Minimum 1 year related experience as an Occupational/Physio Therapy Assistant.
  • A minimum of 500 hours of field experience in providing occupational therapy/physiotherapy services to persons with both intellectual disability and mental health challenges.
  • Experience in working with and providing professional services to persons with autism.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a “field” position, without daily supervision, while planning and delivering occupational therapy/physiotherapy services. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
  • Strong planning, priority setting, and problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet with the individuals and community resources.
  • A valid Class “G” Drivers License and use of vehicle to conduct home and community visits as well as other outreach activities.

 

LOCATION: Oakville, some travel required across Halton Region.