Alberta Health Services
It is an exciting time to be part of Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE) as we realize Ambition 2023 – a five year strategic plan to renew programs and services and become the trusted voice for Mental Health and Addictions. As a key member of a multi-disciplinary team, this Therapy Assistant position will primarily support Vocational Programing in Campus Confections, a retail type store for patient comfort and food items. Campus Confections is a program where participants are able to learn and building customer service and retail experience. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable with cash handling and inventory management. The successful candidate must be able to work well within a team,
as well as independently. The program is located within adult acute services but provides vocational opportunities for all service areas in the hospital. The Vocational Programs at AHE utilize a Recovery Orientated framework and the successful candidate will utilize this framework to collaborate with Occupational Therapy to provide creative and engaging programming for the patients at AHE.
As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.
- Classification: Therapy Assistant
- Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
- Department: Alberta Hosp Woodwork
- Primary Location: Alberta Hospital Edmonton
- Multi-Site: Not Applicable
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 24-NOV-2021
- Temporary Employee Class: Temporary Full Time
- Date Available: 06-DEC-2021
- Temporary End Date: 03-JUN-2022
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 5
- Shifts per cycle: 25
- Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
- Days Off: As Per Rotation
- Minimum Salary: $24.08
- Maximum Salary: $30.18
- Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Heart & Stroke Foundation BLS and Emergency First Aid. 2-3 years experience providing services within an Addiction & Mental Health Setting. Experience Facilitating Occupational and/or Leisure based programming.
Strong understanding of Recovery Oriented Care and the ability to facilitate programs utilizing Recovery Oriented strategies.
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