Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant

Job Description


Day Treatment/Integrated Community Care Team has an opportunity for an




45 Bi-weekly hours – Days (shifts may be subject to change)

SEIU Service Hourly Rate: $26.2525 - $28.9768

The Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant (OTA/PTA), working in Health Disciplines, provides clinical care to various hospital clients, both inpatient and outpatient. The OTA/PTAs take instruction from and are supervised by individual Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. 

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Carries out Ambulation & Transfer training, Activities of Daily Living (‘ADL’) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (‘IADL’) for clients
  • Carries out Upper Extremity program/Lower Extremity program, Range of Motion / stretching program, mobility training, transfer training, cognitive training, functional treatment, exercise classes, group treatment and educational treatment for clients and/or caregivers
  • Provides indirect care like sewing modification, adaptive clothing, positioning devices, environmental modification (e.g. rearranging furniture), wheelchair/walker modification, inventory check/maintaining equipment
  • Assists clients in purchasing equipment
  • Participates in supervision of OTA/PTA students and volunteers.
  • Qualifications (include but are not limited to):

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma from an accredited College program; or Physiotherapy Assistant or Occupational Therapist Assistant program with the corresponding bridging program
  • Recent and related experience, preferably in a dual role (within the last six (6) months) or a 30-hour refresher course completed no later than December 31, 2015
  • Recent related rehabilitation experience with older adult populations with various conditions (orthopaedic, neurological, musculoskeletal, mental health, etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy areas of practice including activities of daily of living, assistive devices, home safety and energy conservation, transfers and ambulation
  • Knowledge of and skill in providing a range of interventions geared to improving and maintaining function through the use of groups or one-on-one basis
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Advanced computer skills – Meditech, MDS, SERS, Microsoft Word and Excel, NRS/FIM preferred, experience with telemedicine preferred.