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Recreation Therapist

Position Summary

We are presently seeking a Recreation Therapist to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Noric House in Vernon, BC.

The Recreation Therapist provides recreation and leisure programs/activities one on one and in groups to clients. This position assesses clients' recreation and leisure needs, develops and coordinates the delivery of therapeutic recreation plans and evaluates outcomes/objectives. The duties include performing recreation/leisure assessments to create therapeutic recreation programs that benefit the clients’ health, functional status, personal development and quality of life. Documenting behavioural and functional observations, developing individualized therapeutic recreation plans in collaboration with others is required. The Recreation Therapist monitors clients' progress, revisits goals, identifies accomplishments and sets/revises time lines to ensure completion of objectives. This position collaborates with Occupational/ Rehabilitation staff, other health care professionals, social and recreational agencies/groups in the resolution of client program issues.

Noric House, located in Vernon, 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. This facility has 85 residential, single bed-accommodations with ceiling track lifts in all rooms. They are broken out into 4 communities of 19-22 residents each. There is also a large dining room for meals, fenced patios for resident use, and a recreation therapist on site with a monthly calendar of activities including seasonal outings such as picnics, boat trips, drives, music, and both small and large group programs.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Shifts may be available Monday to Friday days from 07:30 to 15:30. 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.

Apply today to join a great team!


• Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Recreational Therapy plus two years recent related experience.

• Eligible for professional membership with the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA).

• Current valid BC vehicle license


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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$33.13 - $41.43

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