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RECREATION THERAPY WORKER

Apply Now Job ID 1264718 Date posted 06/11/2019
Job title :RECREATION THERAPY WORKER
Community :VERNON
Facility :GATEBY IC FACILITY
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Position Summary

Have you completed a recognized course in recreation therapy? Do you have a valid Class 4 vehicle license? We are presently seeking a new team member to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Gateby Care Facility in Vernon.

Working within a client centered model, the Recreation Therapy Worker is 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.

This position’s schedule in Monday to Friday (08:00 to 16:00 hours). Weekends and statutory holidays off.

At Interior Health we value commitment to safety and best practice and find new ways to transform and improve the delivery of health care. We achieve goals through working together, supporting one another and celebrating our successes. Every person matters! Apply today!


Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
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.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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