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Recreation Therapy Worker

Job title :RECREATION THERAPY WORKER
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :COTTONWOODS
Status :CASUAL

Position Summary
MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES! We are looking for patient focused team players to join our Recreation Therapy teams at each of our long-term care facilities in Kelowna. If you are experienced in Recreation Therapy, have your Class IV Driver’s License, exceptional communication skills and enjoy working within a fast-paced team environment, apply today to join our team.

In accordance with the vision and values of the organization and 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.

SOME TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Carries out established individual or group leisure/recreation therapy programs such as arts, socio-cultural events, crafts, sports, music, cooking, gardening, and exercises as directed; sets up and organizes furnishings and equipment for programs and/or special events, porters residents to programs, teaches the techniques of related programs to residents, and oversees the residents participation and reports problems/changes to supervisor.

• Carries out resident programs outside of the facility and accompanies resident; checks that the resident has appropriate clothing and necessary funds for the outing, and confirms details of the program with the nursing staff/Supervisor or therapist.

• Leads individual one to one sessions, groups, and large special events within the established recreation therapy program, adapts programs to meet the physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, emotional needs of the residents, completes resident attendance list on a daily basis, and submits to designated Supervisor for care conferencing reports and program evaluation.

• Assists with promotion and publicizing of programs and or special events, and is responsible for decorating home for seasonal changes.

• Assists volunteers and/or students by providing functional direction during programs (1:1, small group, large group or special events). Demonstrates related techniques as required.
• Reports relevant observations of resident progress and behavior by methods such as communicating concerns and/or changes to the resident’s condition to the Supervisor/Recreation Therapist and other health care staff, as appropriate; provides suggestion for change or modifications to existing programs.

• Performs other related duties as assigned

Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absences; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions.

If you are looking for a challenging career with a great work life balance, this position is for you. Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others. Apply Today!

• 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).
• Two year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid class 4 vehicle license is required.

Please note:
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

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Work experience (years)

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