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Recreation Therapist - Senior

Recreation Therapist - Senior

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Job Title: Recreation Therapist - Senior
Work Site: Minoru Residence and Richmond Lions Manor - Richmond, BC

Temporary Full Time

Term Specific Position until March 29, 2019

Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $30.52 - $38.08 per hour
Hours: Primary 1000-1800/ some flexibility to occassionally work 1200-2000 or Saturday
Reference#: 103048-lta


Within the context of a dynamic client/resident and family-centred care model, and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and the vision and values of the organization, works in a team based environment and ensures the provision of Recreation Therapy services in designated residential settings/programs focused on designated clients/residents, and coordinates and participates in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education. Provides Recreation Therapy assessments/interventions as required and provides leadership to designated students, staff and volunteers.


Education & Experience

  • Baccalaureate in Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure Studies from an accredited university.
  • Two (2) years' recent, related experience working with the designated population group, in the applicable program area/setting, including one (1) year's experience supervising staff.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency First Aid.
  • Eligible for certification and CTRS credential with National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based Recreation Therapy practice related to applicable program health issues and treatment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of therapeutic recreation, leisure, social psychology and current trends and practice in designated areas.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of recreation therapy theory and practice within a client/resident and family centred model of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of organizing therapeutic recreation services including the development of a written plan or operation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client/resident care.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader, and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach clients/residents and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, other health care staff, clients/residents and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate Recreation Therapy concepts and theories in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skill in the use of equipment, and in techniques appropriate to the treatment of clients/residents with a rehabilitation/degenerative disease or disability and/or mental health issue.
  • Documented involvement as a research investigator and/or published researcher.
  • Basic computer literacy.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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