• Region: Région d'Ottawa
  • Categories: Community Care
  • Type: Part-time
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Posting Date: April 8, 2021

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Job Summary:


The Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) or Occupational therapy Assistant (OTA) provides clinical care for assigned clients under the direction and supervision of the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist (OT). The PTA/OTA works to actively rehabilitate each client to achieve his/her maximum functional level through planned and supervised therapeutic programs. The PTA/OTA is responsible for monitoring the progress of clients and reporting to the physiotherapist or OT. The PTA/OTA may perform associated functions to support service delivery such as stocking supplies or maintaining equipment. The PTA ensures the safety, comfort and privacy of clients. As a member of a team, the PTA/OTA participates in discipline-specific and interdisciplinary activities that are directed towards a client-centered care environment and that contributes to operational efficiency, professional and program development.


The PTA/OTA may work autonomously in a variety of settings including the community delivering services to clients and families by following the treatment plan of the Physiotherapist or OT. Thorough knowledge of the scope of practice of a PTA/OTA and good judgment is critical in this role.




·         Demonstrate understanding of the principles of rehabilitation and the rehabilitation process

·         Knowledge of anatomy, common injures and diseases, basic stretching and strengthening exercises

·         Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Ability to work in a dynamic environment with excellent time management and organizational skills

·         Demonstrate ability to prioritize responsibilities and tasks and complete scheduled work as assigned

·         Possess good critical thinking and problem-solving skills

·         Physical ability to do job duties as assigned; demonstrated knowledge of body mechanics

·         Demonstrate commitment to continuing education

·         Demonstrate professional work attitude and behaviours

·         Demonstrate a client centred attitude and commitment to client centred care

·         Demonstrate ability to collaborate effectively with other team members.

·         Ability to work with minimal supervision with proven reliability and trustworthiness


Qualifications include:


·         Two year Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma or a degree in human Kinetics (Kinesiology)

·         Minimum of 2 years recent related experience in adult physical medicine gained in a community, rehabilitation or long-term care setting

·         Ability to speak, read & write the English language

·         Proficiency in using a computer for email and completion of reports

·         Proven attendance and work record

·         Bilingualism (French/English) required

Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please contact us in confidence at jobs@carefor.ca and provide notice in advance if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.



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