Transportation Rehabilitation Assistant - Adult Day Program

Work Area: 
Adult Day Program
Base Site: 
Youville Residence
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Support Services
Therapy & Rehab Services
Residential Care Facilities

Do you have your Class 4 (unrestricted) license? Operating out of Youville Residence, we are looking for applicants that have both a Class 4 (unrestricted) license to transport clients/residents and have completed a Rehabilitation Assistant program or have an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. If you have experience serving people living with dementia with complex responsive behaviour, we encourage you to apply. Please indicate license type on resume.


Reporting to the Youville Resident Care Manager/Site Leader and receiving work direction from an Occupational Therapist, transports residents/clients to and from the program and on therapeutic outings by operating a passenger vehicle. Prepares and carries out therapeutic, recreational and social activities designed to stimulate client’s physical, social and mental needs. Assists the Occupational Therapist with equipment maintenance and the fabrication of adaptive devices as appropriate.


Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively including clients/residents, families, and staff.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to teach, demonstrate and instruct.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.


Grade 12, completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid class 4 (unrestricted) motor vehicle license.


Prepares and carries out client/resident therapeutic outings. Transports clients/residents by operating a passenger vehicle. Ensures the safety and well being of residents and/or patients inside and outside the facility.

Positions and secures wheelchairs on the passenger vehicle by operating a wheelchair lift.

Maintains passenger vehicle by performing routine inspection, cleaning and maintenance, identifying needed repairs and arranging servicing.

In consultation with Occupational Therapist, prepares and carries out group and individual activities to meet the residents’/clients’ physical, cognitive and psycho-social needs. Activities may include: exercise, ambulation, crutch walking, range of motion (ROM), self-care training, reminiscing, current events, mental aerobics, art or music activities, basic relaxation groups, and other therapeutic or recreational activities. Demonstrates and instructs the techniques of related activities and communicates activity plans with other disciplines. Reports back to the Occupational Therapist any changes in clients’/residents’ condition.

In consultation with the Occupational Therapist, plans and conducts group interventions using a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet residents’ and/or clients’ physical, social, cultural and psychological needs.

Documents first-hand observations regarding clients’ status by recording observations on chart records, flow sheet forms and/or incident reports as required. Reports observations concerning residents’/clients’ status to designated therapist or appropriate team member.

Cleans and maintains equipment and reports malfunctioning equipment or equipment needs to the Occupational Therapist. Assists in maintaining manual wheelchairs, walkers and accessories by carrying out minor adjustments and identifying and reporting operational problems.

Maintains established inventory lists, levels of supplies and equipment and replaces stock in accordance with program procedures.

Assists with the orientation of new residents or clients and their families by introducing them to the facility and the program as required.

Assists with the orientation of staff, students and volunteers as required. Provides direction to volunteers during activity programs, and demonstrates related techniques as required.

Fabricates adaptive devices under the direction of the Occupational Therapist by cutting out material, sewing items, assembling parts and/or making alterations as required.

Assists in fostering a pleasant, stimulating and inviting environment, through encouraging resident/client participation and activity, such as providing seasonally relevant activities.

Records workload statistics as required.

May participate in staff meetings, team conferences, in-service education programs and presentations, and attends related courses.

Performs other related duties as assigned.