Rehabilitation Assistant


Reporting to the Manager, Ambulatory Care & Rehabilitation Services, the Rehabilitation Assistantparticipates in the provision of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of patients/clients. As a member of the team, the Rehabilitation Assistant participates in the overall plan of care by gathering information and providing occupational therapy and physiotherapy interventions and education under the supervision of and as assigned by the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, respectively. The Rehabilitation Assistant provides care in collaboration1 with the patient/client, family, care providers and other health team members throughout all stages of health and complexities of illness.  The Rehabilitation Assistant participates in the provision of safe, competent, patient/client and family centered, ethical care, ensuring the goals and needs of the patient/client are prioritized and individualized. The Rehabilitation Assistant is responsible for specific, assigned occupational therapy and physiotherapy services, matching with their training, skill, knowledge, and ability.  

The Rehabilitation Assistant ensures that the principles and practices that guide AVH such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration[1]are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver


  • Graduation from an OTA/PTA Program recognized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • First Aid and CPR and WHMIS certification
  • Continuing education is required
  • General Knowledge of occupational therapy and physiotherapy practice.
  • Specific knowledge of occupational therapy and physiotherapy assistant practice.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices, and organizational health.
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility
  • Demonstrated observation, assessment, judgment, critical thinking, and decision making skills
  • Motivated with  a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills such as active listening and appropriate assertiveness.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills with the patient/client at the centre.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated report writing, documentation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training and instruction.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Commitment to health and safety.
  • Demonstrated planning, organization, and time management skills.
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment.
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment.
  • Travel within the District  may be required

PREFERRED (Considered an Asset):

  • Previous related experience.
  • Ability to communicate in both French & English


Position to commence as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactory Criminal Records Check as well as a Child Abuse Registry Check.

AVDHA has a smoke free and scent reduced environment policy

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.