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Recreation Therapy Worker
Location:Oliver
Facility:MCKINNEY PLACE
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Competition #:01270864
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:MCKINNEY PLACE
Department:SOG EXTENDED CARE
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$24.83
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

Have you completed a recognized course in recreation therapy? Do you have a valid Class 4 vehicle license? We are presently seeking new team members to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Mckinney Place in Oliver, BC.

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.

Days of work may fall within Monday to Sunday and shifts will be Days (08:00 to 16:00; 09:00 to 17:00).
This is a casual opportunity. Casual employment provides relief in positions occupied by regular full time and regular part time employees. This includes short-notice, on-call shifts to covering in a specific position. Casual employees are called in to work in the order of their seniority and accumulate seniority on the basis of the number of hours worked. Interior Health requires all employees that work Casual to work a minimum of 225 hours over a twelve (12) month period.

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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT