Rehabilitation Assistant | Speech-Language Pathology

Position Summary

We are seeking reliable and motivated Rehabilitation Assistants to join our cohesive Speech-Language Pathology team at Kelowna General Hospital.

Under the supervision of Speech-Language Pathologists, the Rehabilitation Assistant implements rehabilitation treatment plans to support patients with communication and swallowing impairments. The Rehabilitation Assistant will administer communication and swallowing screens to assist the Speech-Language Pathologist in prescribing the appropriate assessment and treatment plan. In addition organizes equipment and supplies for activities and maintain established inventory of supplies.

What makes working with this team and in this role so great is the wide range of opportunity to learn a variety of skills in both acute, rehab and outpatient settings; learn more about and support instrumental assessments of swallowing (Modified Barium Swallow Studies, Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing), and participation in group therapy settings.

As a Rehabilitation Assistant supporting Speech-Language Pathologists there is opportunity to learn about communication disorders allowing for growth in one’s ability to successfully communicate with patients.

Apply to join our passionate team at KGH who work innovatively and collaboratively to ensure that each patient has a voice to ensure his/her needs and goals are communicated. We are a respectful and engaging team of Speech-Language pathologists. Support to be offer by the current Rehabilitation Assistant currently working within our department.

Shifts will be available on a short-notice on-call bases and/or blocks of shifts pre-scheduled to relieve leaves of absences. Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Receive 13% of straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans. Opportunity to apply internally for regular openings as they become available.

Reasons to Join Interior Health:
• BC Top Employer 2023 and Canadian Top Employer Young Professionals 2023
• Family and work-life balance.
• Job security.
• Opportunity to be a part of the advancing medical field.
• The resources and infrastructure that Interior Health offers to support your practice.
• Benefit from working within a supportive and fun team based environment.
• In-depth orientation and mentorship with the opportunity to trial different practice areas to promote competency and avoid stagnancy.
• Learning and career development opportunities.

Interior Health is strongly committed to staff development and encouraging growth. We offer great benefits and fulfilling opportunities to support and enhance knowledge and skills and help you progress at every stage of your Rehabilitation Assistant career.


Completion of a recognized Rehabilitation Assistant Program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


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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