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Recreation Therapy Worker

Job title :RECREATION THERAPY WORKER
Community :ARMSTRONG
Facility :PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR
Status :CASUAL

Position Summary
We are looking for patient focused Recreation Therapy Workers to join our team at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, B.C. If you are experienced in Recreation Therapy, have exceptional communication skills and enjoy working within a fast-paced team environment, apply today to join our dedicated team of professionals.

Pleasant Valley Manor is located on the beautiful surroundings of Armstrong, 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 is an 82 bed complex care facility (81 permanent, 1 respite beds) equipped with services and 24 hr. staff devoted to a comfortable living environment.

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 plans programs and assists in getting residents to/from their programs. Staff go on outings with the residents, facilitate groups specific to the needs of the residents (i.e. social, physical, spiritual, etc.), and one-to-one programs. The Recreation Therapy Worker completes leisure assessments on clients and work alongside volunteers.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Shifts may be available Days with shift times of 08:30 to 16:30, or 08:00 to 14:30. Casual employees will receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, you have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

If you are looking for a challenging career with a great work life balance, this position in Armstrong is for you. Apply Today!

Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.

**Please Note**

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
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 the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.


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.

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.

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.
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Requirements

Level of education

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Diploma

In progress

Work experience (years)

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Spoken languages

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