Recreation Therapy Worker

Position Summary

We are presently seeking new team members to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Talarico Place in Castlegar, BC. A strong candidate will have completed a course or certificate from a recognized recreation therapy program and hold a Class IV BC Driver’s License.

Working within a client centered model, the Recreation Therapy Worker works as a member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of an established Recreation Therapy Program.

As the Recreation Therapy Worker you will be primarily working with geriatric residents and short stay clients. This position assists in getting residents to/from their programs and carries out established leisure/recreation therapy programs. Staff go on outings with the residents and facilitate groups specific to the needs of the residents (i.e. social, physical, spiritual, etc.) including one-to-one programs. The Recreation Therapy Worker also reports relevant observations of resident progress and behavior to the Supervisor/Recreation Therapist and provides suggestions for changes or modifications to the existing programs.

Talarico Place, located in Castlegar, BC, embodies a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible. Attached to the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre, Talarico Place is divided into 3 wings. The South Wing has 15 private rooms. The West Wing has 20 private rooms. The North Wing has three private rooms and 11 semi-private rooms.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Shifts may be available Days, with shift times of 09:00 to 15:30, 08:00 to 12:30, 08:00 to 14:00, 08:00 to 16:00, and/or 09:00 to 15:00 Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment.

Qualifications

• Grade 12, completion of a recognized recreation course(s) plus two year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Valid class 4 vehicle license as required

This posting is for casual work at a facility covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s Single Site Order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order. The posting is open to all qualified staff but those currently working at a single site facility should note that the hiring Manager will contact the current Manager to discuss the ability to release staff.

Comments

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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca 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.

Competition #:

01746591

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

HEU

Facility:

TALARICO PLACE

Location:

Castlegar

Department:

TRP RECREATIONAL THERAPY

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Hourly Wage:

$25.83

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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