Rehabilitation Assistant

Saint John, NB | Grand Bay-Westfield, NB | Fredericton, NB

WorkSafeNB is passionate about promoting health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces. When a workplace injury does occur, we provide caring recovery services, benefits and compensation to those injured and their families. We're focused on driving a safety-first culture, providing effective recovery and return to work services, and maintaining a sustainable system that ensures New Brunswickers are protected for generations to come.

WorkSafeNB is accepting applications for a permanent position of rehabilitation assistant in Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick.

Reporting to a manager in the work recovery program, you will act as a resource person in the treatment of clients, as directed by a therapist, maintaining treatment equipment, maintaining and ordering inventory for the physiotherapy and occupational therapy areas as well as ordering and shipping supplies. These activities may include, but are not limited to, supervising clients during activities, assisting in maintaining cleanliness of the treatment areas and equipment, such as TENS machines, changing linen, maintaining safe working conditions and safe work habits in assigned areas and maintaining adequate supply of materials and equipment, laundry and related supplies. The successful candidate will also make supplies available for clients, as directed by the therapists, observe clients during treatment and report progress to appropriate therapist and monitor and report clients' attendance. 

You demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Client-Focused Service

You must possess a high school diploma, have two years' experience as a physiotherapy or rehabilitation assistant and have knowledge of physiotherapy and occupational therapy equipment. You must be able to work with MS Office Products including MS Word and MS Excel.

Written and spoken competence in English and spoken competence in French are required.

WorkSafeNB offers a competitive annual salary with excellent benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability insurance)
  • Pension plan (Province of New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan)
  • Competitive vacation and leave benefits 
  • Enhanced opportunities for professional development

If you are interested in employment with WorkSafeNB, please apply online at by February 26, 2020

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About WorkSafeNB


WorkSafeNB administers no-fault workplace accident and disability insurance for employers and their workers, funded solely through assessments on employers. All employers having three or more workers are obligated to obtain compensation coverage.

WorkSafeNB is committed to preventing workplace injuries and illness through education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

WorkSafeNB is administered by a board of directors consisting of the chairperson, a vice-chairperson, the president and CEO (non-voting member), the chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal (non-voting member), five members representing workers, and five members representing employers. Other than the president & CEO and the chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal, members of the board of directors serve part-time.

WorkSafeNB's mandate is to:

  • Promote the creation of a workplace safety culture in which all employees and employers view all occupational diseases and accidents as being preventable.
  • Promote an understanding, acceptance, and compliance with all legislation for which WorkSafeNB is responsible, including the enforcement of the OHS Act and regulations.
  • Provide timely compensation benefits, medical aid, rehabilitation, and safe return-to-work services to injured workers.
  • Provide sustainable insurance and insurance-related services to the employer community.
  • Represent stakeholders and provide recommendations and advice to government with respect to legislation, and publish such reports, studies, and recommendations WorkSafeNB considers advisable.

Assessments are affected by the level of activities in the province's workplaces, as are the resulting claims. There are also substantial assets that ensure WorkSafeNB will be able to provide the ongoing benefits promised to injured workers through a wage loss recovery insurance system. These funds are invested in the financial markets and investment returns are subject to the ups and downs of the marketplace.

Regional Services

WorkSafeNB's head office is located in Saint John. The WorkSafeNB Rehabilitation Centre is located in Grand Bay-Westfield. We also have offices in Bathurst, Grand Falls and Dieppe.

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