Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant (OTA/PTA)
in Kitchener, ON

Kitchener, ON
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 9401e2ae6686
Overview If you are looking for flexible scheduling, look no more. CarePartners can provide you with more time for a better work-life balance!We are looking for Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) and Physiotherapy Assistants (PTs) to provide one on one care in the community/home setting as part of our interdisciplinary care team. Competitive wage starting at $20.81 per hour This is a Full-Time/Part Time role and hours will be varied. What We Offer Competitive salary, comprehensive health and dental benefitsEmployment perks such as Employee Assistance Program, Perkopolis, Rewards PointsFlexible scheduling supporting employee work life balanceInspiring leadership and opportunities for professional growthSupportive & dedicated Safety Health & Wellness team & Pandemic Response teamInterprofessional collaboration with our Professional Practice Research & Education Team What The Role Involves Professional treatment of patients in the community and in their homesDelivers therapy within the Care Plan with respect to Community Health Services, independently or in cooperation with the Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS)Assists with gross motor, fine motor and balance activitiesWorks with the patient on appropriate time-specific, measurable goals and outcomes in collaboration with the care teamProvides client/family education and support to address physical, functional and self-care needs as assignedWorks independently and as an integral member of an interdisciplinary care teamMonitors and report changes in health status to the supervising Occupational Therapist/PhysiotherapistPerforms other duties as required What You Bring An Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma from an accredited Ontario college program an assetCan be Internationally trained clinician or Registered Kinesiologist Current First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) CertificateDemonstrated understanding and practice of rehabilitation principles and techniquesSound critical thinking skills, good judgement and problem-solving skillsAbility to participate and follow treatment programs and care plansExperience working one-on-one as a therapeutic support with clientsAbility to foster independence of the client in the home and in the communityProven computer skills, including email, MS Word and Outlook, work scheduling systemsA valid driver's license and vehicleExcellent English verbal and written communication skillsTo protect our patients, we require current vulnerable sector check screening, a clear background check and proof of COVID 19 vaccination* CarePartners In Your Community In addition to providing home-based health care, CarePartners also serves the community through clinics, transitional care units, and provides relief in retirement homes and shared care settings. Through our Community Nursing Services outreach program, we've been organizing staff-led medical care and clinics in countries with poor access to health care since 2009. Accessibility CarePartners welcomes and encourages applicants from people with disabilities. Candidates can request accommodations at any time in the hiring process.*CarePartners promotes and facilitates, as appropriate, the immunization of employees in order to provide a safe working environment for its employees, to deliver safe care to patients and to fulfill its commitment to evidence-based health promotion. In accordance with Public Health guidelines CarePartners has implemented safety protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. All employees will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as directed by CarePartners and mandated by public health authorities. All new hires of CarePartners are required at this time to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with our policies and procedures.
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