Therapy Assistant – Speech Language/Alberta

Job title: Therapy Assistant – Speech Language/Alberta
Posted on: February 12, 2018
Job Description:

Your Opportunity:
The Therapy Assistant Speech Language Pathology is a liaison with patients, clients, health care staff, volunteers, community agencies, schools, and family members. Responsibilities: Assists in preparing materials for clinical and non-clinical activities. Assists in planning appropriate program goals and objectives for clients. Assists with specified treatment instructions and programs as designated by the Speech Language Pathologist. Maintains equipment and area as required. Regular hours of work, may include some evenings as required. Daily driving between schools. Perform other duties as required. Fort McMurray (within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo) is a thriving community with lively social, arts, recreational and cultural opportunities. Located in the heart of Canada’s boreal forest with lakes and rivers nearby, along with four provincial parks in the area, it offers a stunning landscape. Fort McMurray is a family-forward city, offering work-life balance and great education to all ages. Within Fort McMurray, you’ll discover a flourishing community with a range of clubs and associations, churches, community service organizations. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. 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.

Wage $28 – $30

Employment Type: Full-time
Field of Work: Medical/Health
Required skills:

Required Qualifications:
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Speech-Language Assistant Diploma or Equivalent (e.g. Communication Disorders Assistant) from a recognized educational institution.

Company information

Company Name: Alberta Health Services
Address: 10217 Queen Street
City: Fort McMurray, AB
Postal Code:T9H 5S5
Telephone: (780) 643-4639
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