Therapy Assistant - #94892

Alberta Health Services

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Grande Prairie, AB
Contract type: Full time

Your Opportunity:

Find your niche in a psychiatry program that includes general, adolescent, and geriatric psychiatry, as well as psychiatric ICU. This diverse program is located in brand new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. The new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (GPRH) is bringing care closer to home for the nearly 400,000 Albertans living in the North Zone. With a state-of-the-art cancer care facility, increased bed capacity, and a robust referral center, the GPRH will become an important health hub for northwest Alberta. Every day, you can deliver excellence in care in Grande Prairie alongside an interdisciplinary team of passionate and dedicated professionals. Come to northern Alberta, where the people are warm, you can expand your horizons, and experience the beauty of the North. The city of Grande Prairie is located in northwest Alberta and has something for everyone! We are a growing city with close to 70,000 residents. In addition to a state of the art recreation facility, there are many outdoor and indoor activities available at our numerous parks and golf courses. Grande Prairie also has a vibrant arts and culture community, live theatre and a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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
  • Unit and Program: Unit 11- Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie Rgnl Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.40
  • Posting End Date: 27-NOV-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 07-DEC-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 4
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $25.11
  • Maximum Salary: $31.48
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:

You will play a key role in supporting clients to participate in recreation programming working in collaboration with and under the support of the Occupational Therapist and Recreation Therapist. You will be responsible for social and leisure program planning and implementation, program organization, facilitating leisure education group sessions, monitoring and documentation of treatment plan goals, monitoring inventory, performing general equipment maintenance, supervising and actively participating in recreation activities with clients. Participate in various recreational activities as directed by OT and/or RT. In addition to a description of the Unit and the varying age groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

As Required.

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