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Rehabilitation Assistant | Long-Term Care

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We are seeking a reliable and motivated Rehabilitation Assistant to join our cohesive team within the friendly Community of Creston.

The Rehabilitation Assistant is an intrical member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team and is encouraged to work at top of scope. In this role the Rehabilitation Assistant engages with regular therapeutic inventions and is the eyes and ears of the rehab team. Your input is very valuable in determining adjustments needs for rehab programming or client readiness to move forward.

This position will provide temporary coverage until return of incumbent (date unknown). Hours of work are 08:00 to 14:45 or 08:00 to 16:00 and involves a one weekend out of three rotation.

What will you work on?
Swan Valley Lodge operates embodies a resident-centred approach designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible. As the Rehabilitation Assistant you will assist Swan Valley Lodge’s slow stream rehab clients with care and some ADLs such as assisting with dressing and getting ready for breakfast. You will be coordinating exercise programs, equipment maintenance, assisting with mobility when appropriate, and assisting with wheel chair cushions and pressure relief mattresses.

How will you create impact?
You will contribute to the multidisciplinary team by helping residents maintain their quality of life and dignity. Being the one Rehabilitation Assistant at the worksite you will contribute a specialized body of knowledge in supporting residents’ mobility.

How will we help you grow?
During your Rehabilitation Assistant career you will always have access to a therapist to support your work. When education opportunities arise you will have option to participate. Opportunities to apply to permanent employment openings via Interior Health’s internal recruitment job postings.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a healthcare professional who is a self-starter with ability to work independently and recognizes their scope of practice. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are an asset. The successful candidate will have completed a two year Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma.

Upon completion of 180 hours, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans. When the employee occupies the position for 6 months or longer, entitlement to the reimbursement for benefits and enrollment in the benefit plan will be at the expense of the employer.

If you value being in a smaller East Kootenay community with ample recreational opportunities and this position sounds like a fit to you, we welcome receiving your application!

Effective April 1, 2023, hourly rate of pay is $30.06 per hour.


Completion of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program. Valid Driver’s License as required.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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