Occupational Therapiy Assistant/Physical Therapiy Assistant

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Job Title:
Occupational Therapiy Assistant/Physical Therapiy Assistant
Job Category:
Allied Health Professionals (Dietitian, PT, OT, Social Work)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Date Posted:
May 16, 2024
Closing Date:
June 28, 2024
Work Location:
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Job Description

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.

We are searching for a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Arborstone Team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
  • RRSP program (with employer matching) or pension plan
  • Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to thousands of vendors offering perks and discounts through our WorkPerks program
  • Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
  • Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

  • Prepare and administer individual and group physical therapy
  • Administers and assists residents with therapeutic intervention programs as developed by the PT and OT, such as range of motion, progressive resistive and stretching, ADLs;
  • Assists residents in ambulation, with or without an ambulatory aid, under the direction of the Physiotherapist
  • Documents according to policy and procedures (e.g. Daily Resident Care Record, resident progress notes, incident reporting, PPCA, Critical Incidents etc.).
  • Observes and monitors residents’ response during treatment and responds accordingly to ensure safety; note conditions and progress for reporting to PT/OT;
  • Maintains equipment inventory and assists with department audits, cleaning and inspections


About You

  • You have a Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma from an approved college or you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.  If you are currently enrolled in these programs, your application will be considered. 
  • U-first training or a Dementia Care Course would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a long-term care environment would also be considered an asset.
  • You have knowledge of basic resident care practices and principles.
  • A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services, and care.

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For 35 years, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, and a home care division of team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.   

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.