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Therapy Assistant – Speech-Language Assistant

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Occupational Therapy/Physio
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00078399 Requisition #
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Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theater. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. Alberta Health Services is invested in Grande Prairie with construction underway for a new regional hospital and cancer center. This position is new to the Speech-Language Pediatric Team and is supported by our team of Speech-Language Pathologists who serve a community preschool population. Our dynamic team mainly provides service to clients in a clinic setting, with opportunity to serve clients in their own homes as well when needs require. The Speech-Language team works in close collaboration with our supportive team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Therapy Assistants with children that present with complex needs. There is a strong focus on the multi-disciplinary and collaborative process including and focused on the client. Job Qualifications: Speech-Language Assistant Diploma is required. Excellent communication skills and collaborative skills required. Computer skills (MS Office) and experience with electronic charting is a benefit. Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider required. In addition to excellent wages and benefits; 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.

Description:

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: NZ GDPR CHC SpchLngPath
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie Virene Building
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 08-MAR-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 18-MAR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $24.08
  • Maximum Salary: $30.18
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

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

Additional Required Qualifications:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

As Required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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