Rehabilitation Assistant - Community Stroke Care Program - Repost

January 25 2024
Expected expiry date: January 25 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Security, Disability,
Winnipeg, MB • Full time

Requisition ID: 349880

Position Number: 20075824

Posting End Date: Open Until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Community Health Services

Work Location: Winnipeg Community - 496 Hargrave St


Job Stream: Clinical

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - 10/14/2024

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.85

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 6.75

Annual Base Hours: 2080

Salary: $20.262, $20.860, $21.525, $22.163, $22.814, $23.492

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Position Overview

The Home Care Program supports care at home by providing services to enable clients and their families to remain as independent as possible in meeting their identified needs. The appropriate service provider is assigned to meet care needs which would normally, but can no longer be met by family or self.

The skills of the Rehabilitation Assistant (RA) are used where the client situation is stable and predictable and the RA has been trained in the skill required to perform the tasks. Specifically, the RA is responsible to assist the client through the provision of personal care, (as per Case Coordinator care plan), rehabilitation care (under the direction/supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Physiotherapist) and limited home support services. The RA may be assigned more complex personal care and therapeutic interventions when he/she has been trained in the specific procedures.

  • Performs direct client care activities that are identified in the care plan, delegated and supervised by the therapist(s) responsible for the care of the client(s).
  • Performs direct client care activities that are identified in the care plan by the Case Coordinator and scheduled by the Resource Coordinator.
  • Performs indirect client care activities and non-client care assignments that are requested by the therapists and scheduled by the Resource Coordinator.

The Community Stroke Care Service (CSCS) is a centralized Home Care service that provides short-term home-based case management and rehabilitation for adults who have had a recent stroke. The goal of the program is to facilitate early supported discharge from hospital for people with stroke by providing home-based rehabilitation to help transition back into the community. The CSCS team includes Case Coordinators, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Resource Coordinator, Social Work, and Speech and Language Pathologists. The CSCS team works together with individuals and family to help people with stroke participate in home and community activities with increased confidence and independence. Once a person no longer requires CSCS, they may be referred to other out-patient or community services, transferred to a local home care office for ongoing services or it may be determined that no further rehabilitation or Home Care support services are required.

As a team member of the Community Stroke Care Service, the Rehabilitation Assistant (RA) will assist people with basic personal care and home support where indicated. In addition, the RA will carry out rehabilitation programs as developed, delegated/assigned and supervised by a Speech Language Pathologist, Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist to address client goals and restorative/rehabilitation care needs.


  • Recent and related direct client care experience in Home Care and/or a Health care setting is preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Successful completion of a recognized academic Rehabilitation Assistant Program (not limited to but including the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) Rehabilitation Assistant Program).


  • Valid driver's license and vehicle required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned workload.
  • Ability to recognize and pursue self-development opportunities.
  • Effective English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Ability to respond to a variety of simultaneous demands.
  • Ability to perform as a team member and seek assistance as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves extensive physical activity such as lifting, transferring and transporting patients and equipment.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Must have adequate motor skills for implementation of therapeutic techniques and activities.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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