Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Company:
    VHA Home Healthcare
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Mental Health

Responsibilities:Assist/supervise the client with his/her individual prescribed exercise programs or ADL trainingAssist/supervise client with walking, transfers, stairs, safe mobility, and positioning using proper body mechanicsProvide client/family education and support to address physical, functional and self-care needs as assignedAssist with gross motor, fine motor and balance activitiesMonitor and report changes in health status to the Physiotherapist and Occupational TherapistParticipate in program planning, quality improvement and evaluationDocument in the client record and collect required data as requested Qualifications Diploma as an OTA/PTA from an accredited college program required. You have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience, preferably in the community working with geriatric clients with variable diagnoses and multiple co-morbidities. You are a skilled communicator and have a successful track record of coaching/mentoring clients to participate in a professional manner Current First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate required Evidence of continuous education Sound critical thinking, good judgement and problem-solving skills The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team Demonstrated understanding and practice of rehabilitation principles and techniques Attributes Demonstrated ability to recognize safety issues and follow safe work practicesPossess a compassionate and flexible nature, and a client-centred approach to care-givingExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsRequires good judgement, problem solving and assessment abilitiesA keen desire to learn