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Physiotherapy Support Worker

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Saint Anthony, NL
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Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy Support Worker
Temporary Full Time
Location: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Labrador-Grenfell Health is responsible for a full range of services including community health, long-term care and acute care for Northern Newfoundland and all of Labrador. Labrador-Grenfell Health operates accredited facilities including three hospitals, in St. Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Labrador City, three community health centers, 14 community clinics/nursing stations and three long term care homes.

The Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Support Worker (PTA/OTA) assists the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist in the delivery of rehabilitation services to clients by carrying out assigned programs and activities with clients in the hospital and community.


" Graduation from High School or equivalency;
" Successful completion of a Two-year diploma from a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program is preferred; OR completion of a one-year health related certificate and willing to complete a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program within a reasonable time frame as determined by the employer;
" Current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR);
" Ability to understand and demonstrate correct body mechanics;
" Knowledge of Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy;
" Ability to use computer is an asset or ability and desire to complete study program for same;
" The successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory certificate of conduct.

Duties: (include but not limited to):

" Carries out individual and group program and activities as assigned by a licensed Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist;
" Provides and maintains rehab equipment as required for specific client use under direction of PT/OT;
" Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with work facilities and co-workers;
" Organizes and manages time effectively;
" Works with some independence and self initiative;
" Maneuvers heavy equipment, performs lifts/transfers of physically and/or cognitively impaired clients;
" Assists with treatments and assessments as required;
" Maintains a clean and safe environment;
" Maintains accurate workload measurement statistics for all client and non-client related activities;
" All other related duties.


" CG-28 of the NAPE-HS salary scale, $25.87 - $28-65 per hour plus the applicable Labrador Allowance.

Hours of Work:

" 75 bi-weekly (Monday - Friday)

Labrador-Grenfell Health Values Diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants please submit resume, stating competition number 2024000068N

Labrador-Grenfell Health Values Diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Labrador-Grenfell Health is a Smoke and Scent Free Organization

Competition Number: 2024000068
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About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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