The Community Outreach Assessment and Support Team (COAST) is a program supported by Alberta Health Services, Children’s Services and Community and Social Services, that serves children, youth and adults with complex service needs. COAST delivers a recovery-oriented service that promotes health and wellness in a manner that meaningfully contributes to the client’s quality of life and their participation in community. Through provision of specialized assessment, consultation, intervention and education, the team builds the capacity of family, caregivers, community and the larger systems to change the trajectory for individuals by imparting support and planning into complex cases. Clinical services are delivered in both clinic and community settings (homes, community agencies, schools, health care facilities, shelters, etc.). Effective collaboration with families, service providers and a range of other stakeholders is also an expectation of the service. The Therapy Assistant (TA) is an integral member of an interdisciplinary team that facilitates the recovery process for clients experiencing mental illness and a co-occurring developmental disability. The TA works in collaboration with other members of the COAST program, assists in the planning and implementing of a wide variety of program options and opportunities that promote well-being for individuals and groups. This recovery-oriented role will assist clients to optimize their level of functioning to prepare them for success in the community. Essential to the skill-set required is an understanding of how behaviors are manifested as a result of mental illness, developmental disability and various environmental factors.
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: Edmonton OT Complex Needs
Primary Location: Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 27-JAN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 06-FEB-2020
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
Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Previous experience working with clients with developmental disabilities, a co-occurring mental illness and behavioural concerns is required. An equivalent combination of education, skills and experience may be considered.
In order to apply for this job, you will need to do so through the AHS job application website: