Rehabilitation Assistant - Chilliwack

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2023-45376
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Home Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$27.76 - $30.06 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $27.76 - $30.06 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


We currently have a Relief Part Time opportunity for a Rehabilitation Assistant to join our team at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge, BC. This relief role is available until January 2024 or until return of incumbent.


Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

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Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.


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Detailed Overview

Under the direction of a therapist such as a physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist, implements rehabilitation treatment plans and programs and assists the therapist in monitoring and evaluating a client's response to the treatment plan in a home or community setting; assists the therapist in the modification of care plans.


  1. Carries out designated components of a rehabilitative treatment plan and/or program such as, but not limited to, activities of daily living, mobility, strengthening and balance exercises/activities and leisure therapy; provides functional skills training to clients/families in activities of daily living, mobility and communication including integration with other client supports within the community.
  2. Observes and reports cognitive and functional changes in client's ability or behaviour to the therapist that may warrant a progression or regression of the treatment; progresses treatment plan within the parameters established by the therapist and, where appropriate, in consultation with the interdisciplinary team; performs various tests as assigned such as, but not limited to, Berg Balance, Timed Up and Go and six-minute walk test.
  3. Documents in the client's health record according to practice standards and program guidelines including recording related information; completes required reports such as workload and department statistics and performing administrative duties such as accessing client information, as required in accordance with established procedures.
  4. Demonstrates the use of assistive devices to clients and their families and assists with manual and power wheelchair mobility training.
  5. Prepares, modifies and organizes equipment such as splints, seating and exercise devices, mobility and assistive devices; sets up and adapts equipment such as installing ADL equipment for trial, changing wheelchair backs and adjusting wheelchair height; provides education to clients, family and other healthcare providers on patient lifts, transfers, positioning of clients and good body mechanics.
  6. Prepares and applies therapeutic treatment modalities such as, but not limited to, cognitive retraining, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, applying orthotics and/or prosthetics, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, hot packs, and ice treatments.
  7. Prioritizes, organizes and schedules daily workload by coordinating and communicating workload and scheduling concerns to the Manager, Clinical Operations or designate.
  8. Maintains therapy equipment and supplies by cleaning equipment and maintaining inventories; provides input regarding the purchase of new equipment and supplies, general maintenance and repair of equipment; reports malfunctioning equipment and/or supply needs and picks up and delivers equipment, as required.
  9. Advocates for the client by problem solving in areas such as accessing community resources, teaching community integration skills and use of alternate transportation; educates the client's family, community volunteers and other program staff about the client's functional abilities, safety precautions and risk factors.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program, plus one (1) year recent related clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid BC Driver's license and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles.
  • Ability to develop, organize, coordinate, deliver and evaluate individual and group activities.
  • Ability to instruct.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.


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