Physiotherapist (PT) – Senior Support Services
City : Hamilton, ON
Category : FT - Full Time,Assisted Living/Personal Support Services
Industry : Social Assistance
Employer : Good Shepherd
Who We Are
The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and restoring dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our services include emergency food transitional housing and education for homeless and street-involved youth; hospice palliative care; community mental health programs; and supportive housing programs. We are committed to integrating Harm Reduction practices into our programs and to prioritizing the rights, dignity, and choices of those who use substances. By integrating a Harm Reduction framework at Good Shepherd, we can decrease barriers to service and better support some of our community's most marginalized members.
This opportunity is with our Good Shepherd - Senior Support Services
How You Will Make an Impact
The PT will support a health equity approach to client care in the delivery of evidence-based PT interventions for older adults (55yrs+) living in community settings. This will include the assessment of clients' physical abilities, making physiotherapy diagnosis, establishing treatment goals with clients based on their diagnoses, developing and implementing physiotherapy treatment plans including therapeutic exercise, manipulations, massage, education, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and other modalities, as required.
The role involves providing evidence-based Physiotherapy interventions, adhering to the standards and regulations of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (OCPTO).
Collaboration with the Seniors' Support Services intra-disciplinary team is crucial to ensure the provision of quality care. The responsibilities include collecting client and program data as per Good Shepherd and OCPTO standards, evaluating client responses, and documenting all relevant information while maintaining client confidentiality and adhering to privacy legislation.
You are able to respond professionally during high-pressure situations, effectively communicate and coordinate care interventions, and provide health-related information and counseling to clients and families.
A good working knowledge of relevant equipment and materials is essential, as is the responsibility for follow-up arrangements post-discharge and you have experience in providing coaching and leadership to various team members, including PSWs, OTA/PTA staff, students, and volunteers.
Collaboration with internal and external community service providers is key, along with orienting new staff and participating in annual performance reviews. You are also expected to engage in professional development to maintain your license and competence in physiotherapy.
What You'll Bring to Our Team
- University Degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited post-secondary institution, required
- 2+ years' experience in various healthcare or community-based settings, experience with adults 55+ an asset
- A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (OCPO), required
- A valid Driver's License and access to a vehicle, required
- Ability to be creative and flexible in achieving desired outcomes, work well in a new and changing environment and promote progressive/innovative thinking as well as team-based care.
- Demonstration of the values of compassion and respect. Caring for the whole person, maintaining dignity and remain judgement free regardless of any social, gender, or faith-based beliefs or expressions.
- Excellent organizational skills which enable you to successfully meet the demands of clients in an ever-changing environment
- Strong leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to collaborate and problem solve collectively to best serve clients.
- Able to take and remain current in the following mandatory courses: First aid, CPR and any other organizational requirements of training
- Must be willing to participate in educational advancement within the Seniors' Support Services program and the practice of Occupational Therapy.
- Experience working with PT and other post-secondary students, an asset.
- Supervise, direct and collaborate with both registered and non- registered members of the care team.
- Ability to communicate in another second language or French, an asset.
What We Offer
- Be a part of a caring TEAM THAT SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
- Support for continuing EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Staff recognition programs along with access to self-care supports and EMPLOYEE /
- FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
- POSITIVE and ENCOURAGING atmosphere
- Make a difference and provide HOPE
Good Shepherd, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.
Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you need accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877.
Good Shepherd has a mandatory verification of COVID-19 vaccination policy. More information on the full policy requirements and accommodation allowances will be provided to those selected for an interview.