Rehabilitation Assistant
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Rehabilitation Assistant

Posted on 31-Mar-2021 by North Bay Regional Health Centre
Location Nipissing, North Bay

Job Description:

SALARY: $28.477 (Min.) - $29.157 (Max.)
Pay rate, benefits and other terms and conditions are as per the CUPE 139 Collective Agreement

 Graduate of a recognized Physiotherapy Assistant and/ Occupational Therapy Assistant program required
 Knowledge of the forensic Mental Health system, legislation and risk management practices required
 Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and treatment approaches required
 Knowledge of psychiatric medications and symptom management
 Demonstrated skills and experience to provide holistic supports, helping individuals successfully attain goals of self-care, independent living, leisure and productivity and connectivity to their community within a forensic risk prevention and management context.
 Knowledge and experience with providing specialized programming for individuals living with a dual diagnosis
 Ability to effectively develop and maintain partnerships with community agencies
 Ability to effectively provide health teaching to individuals and groups required.
 Demonstrated skills to work collaboratively with the inpatient occupational therapist, members of both inpatient and outreach teams to ensure treatment and community integration are seamless
 Strong intervention skills in engaging patients and families required
 Cultural sensitivity of the patient population serviced by the Mental Health and the Law program required
 Excellent level of written and verbal communication skills required to effectively liaise, consult and exchange information with patients, families, multidisciplinary team members, clinicians, peers and community contacts/representatives
 Safe food handling certification is an asset
 Current BCLS required
 Demonstrated computer skills/knowledge required
 Able to organize daily activities efficiently and effectively
 Able to work with minimal independence required
 Practice in a safe, ethical and effective manner
 Ability to teach new activities to patients and report all treatment concerns back to the OT
 Effective communication skills to develop a therapeutic rapport with people who have a variety of mental illnesses
 Good attendance and work record required
 Valid class G Driver’s license and ministry of Transportation Driver’s Abstract required for extensive travel within the catchment area required.
 Must demonstrate commitment to ensure your safety, the safety of fellow workers, patients, volunteers, and visitors
 Must support and contribute to a culture of safety and prevention of adverse health events in this organization
 Bilingualism (Advanced level English/French) is required. All unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the identified French requirement has been met or there are no successful bilingual candidates. A formal French test will be conducted to evaluate the proficiency level. 

Criminal Reference Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check: 
recent within six (6) months is a requirement

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Instructions for Applying:

Interested candidates are asked to submit your resume and cover letter with a copy of this job posting with completed qualification checked off ✔ beside each qualification you hold.

Please quote File CUPE CS-21-129 – REHAB ASSISTANT to:


Human Resources
50 College Drive
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON P1B 5A4

Fax: (705) 495-7977

We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest.

An acknowledgement will be sent only to those candidates who will be interviewed.

North Bay Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.